Coachella Lineup Announced, East Coast Fest Confirmed: Jack Johnson, Portishead and Roger Waters to Headline April Desert Festival - Rolling Stone
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Coachella Lineup Announced, East Coast Fest Confirmed: Jack Johnson, Portishead and Roger Waters to Headline April Desert Festival

After months of speculation and a fistful of fake fliers, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival finally revealed its lineup late yesterday at a press conference in Mexico City. Friday, April 25th’s headliner is Jack Johnson, with the Verve, the Breeders and the Raconteurs getting second billing. My Bloody Valentine will not be performing (contrary to lots of blog buzz several months ago), but to make amends, on Saturday night, U.K. trip-hoppers Portishead play their first U.S. show since the Clinton era, along with Kraftwerk, M.I.A., Death Cab for Cutie and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks.

In the days leading up to the announcement, Coachella’s bookers promised a big veteran act, leading many to anticipate the long-awaited live return of David Bowie. Instead, Sunday night belongs to Roger Waters, who will perform Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety without the rest of Pink Floyd. Also performing the final night are Bonnaroo favorites My Morning Jacket, Love & Rockets, Justice and Spiritualized. To see the complete Coachella lineup, check below.

In related news, the festival’s promoters also announced that the “Coachella East” festival taking place August 8th, 9th and 10th at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park will actually be called “The All Points West Music & Arts Festival,” the name deriving from an old train station that used to inhabit the site. While no headliners were confirmed for that concert, speculation has Radiohead and Jack Johnson as the frontrunners.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Minus the Bear, Spank Rock, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Diplo, Adam Freeland, Santo Gold, Jens Lekman, John Butler Trio, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Architecture in Helsinki, Sandra Collins, Busy P, Cut Copy, Black Lips, Datarock, Professor Murder, Reverend and the Makers, The Bees, Porter, Rogue Wave, Modeselektor, American Bang, Lucky I Am

SATURDAY, APRIL 26: Portishead, Kraftwerk, Death Cab for Cutie, Cafe Tacuba, Sasha & Digweed, Rilo Kiley, Dwight Yoakam, M.I.A., Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, DeVotchKa, Flogging Molly, Mark Ronson, Turbonegro, Scars on Broadway, Islands, Enter Shikari, Calvin Harris, Boyz Noize, Junkie XL, Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie T, The Teenagers, VHS or Beta, Carbon/Silicon, Erol Alkan, Yo Majesty!, Little Brother, Bonde Do Role, St. Vincent, Akron Family, MGMT, Institubes DJs (Surkin, Para One and Orgasmic), James Zabiela, Sebastian, Kavinsky, Dredg, The Bird and the Bee, Grand Ole Party, New Young Pony Club, 120 Days, Yoav, Electric Touch, Uffie

SUNDAY, APRIL 27: Roger Waters (Dark Side of the Moon), Love & Rockets, My Morning Jacket, Spiritualized, Justice, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, The Streets, Metric, Danny Tenaglia, Simian Mobile Disco, Booka Shade, Murs, Dmitri from Paris, Autolux, The Field, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Les Savy Fav, The Cool Kids, Sons & Daughters, Sia, Holy Fuck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, The Annuals, Kid Sister w/A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I’m from Barcelona, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, The Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Plastiscines, Brett Dennen


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