Monday, January 22, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Coachella on sale Sat, Reunited Rage Against the Machine/Bjork/Chili Peppers Headline

Yes, you read that right. Rage Against the Machine are reuniting for the first time in 6 years. And they're doing it at Coachella.

Ok, now that you've wrapped your head around that jaw-dropper, here's the pertinent info:

1. Coachella tickets go on sale Saturday, 1/27 at 10am PT:

2. The festival in Indio, CA (near Palm Springs) is expanding to 3 days for the first time in its history. Dates are: 4/27 - 4/29

3. The lineup is notable not only because of the historic reunion of Rage. Bjork will be making a rare appearance stateside as well. (Headliners are Rage, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bjork.)  Below is the preliminary lineup for the fest, courtesy of their publicity peeps. Feast your eyes, wipe the drool from your chin, and start making plans...

The preliminary line-up (as of January 22) is as follows, with the list growing in the months leading up to the festival.  Exact dates and times for the acts will also be confirmed at a later date.  Thus far the list of artists includes Tiesto, The Arcade Fire, Interpol, Manu Chao, Willie Nelson, Air, Happy Mondays, Decemberists, Faithless, Gotan Project, The Good, The Bad and The Queen, Paul Van Dyk, Arctic Monkeys, Roots, Jarvis Cocker, Sonic Youth, Crowded House, Placebo, Satellite Party, Stephen Marley feat Jr. Gong, Kings of Leon, DJ Shadow, Kaiser Chiefs, Kokono No. 1, LCD Soundsystem, Nickel Creek, Travis, Damien Rice, Black Keys, Blonde Redhead, Infected Mushroom, New Pornographers, Peeping Tom, Placebo, Rufus Wainwright, The Rapture, Explosions in the Sky, Richie Hawtin, !!!, Benny Benassy, Felix Da Housecat, Hot Chip, Jacks Mannequin, Julieta Venegas, Lily Allen, Lupe Fiasco, Ozomatli, Peaches, Ghostface Killah, Jose Gonzales, Amos Lee, Brazilian Girls, Fountains of Wayne, Regina Spektor, VNV Nation, Coco Rosie, Cornelius, Gillian Welch, Junior Boys, Pharaohe Monche, Roky Erickson and the Explosives, Soulwax, Sparklehorse, The Kooks, Tilly and the Wall, Andrew Bird, Peter, Bjorn & John, The Frames, Gogol Bordello, Comedians of Comedy, Justice, MSTRKRFT, We Are Scientists, Yeva, Grizzly Bear, Amy Winehouse, Avett Brothers, Circa Survive, The Coup, The Cribs, CSS, Digitalism, Erol Alkan, Evil Nine, Girl Talk, Klaxons, Noisettes, Spank Rock, Tapes 'n Tapes, The Fields, Tokyo Police Club, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, DJ Heather, The Feeling, Fratellis, Mike Relm, Silversun Pickups, Busdriver, Brother Ali, Nightwatchman, Bojones, Mika, Pop Levi, Anathallo and Fair to Midland.

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