Nine Inch Nails Tops 2005 Coachella Bill

NIN and Coldplay will headline the two-day festival in California

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Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, on April 30th and May 1st. As in past years, the roster includes a mix of up-and-coming bands (Arcade Fire, the Futureheads, Tegan and Sara), established acts (Weezer, Wilco, Bright Eyes) and alt-rock godfathers (Bauhaus, New Order, Gang of Four).

Tickets are priced at $80 for one day or $150 for both. "Each year seems to have a pretty amazing lineup," says Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who is playing the festival for the first time. "It's a weird tradition of nontradition. I'm sure I'll be overdressed. I'm going to wear a burka."

This story is from the February 24th, 2005 issue of Rolling Stone.

From The Archives Issue 968: February 24, 2005