Across two weekends in mid-April, The Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
The fest has revealed its complete lineup for the weekends of April 12-14 and April 19-21, with the Stone Roses, Blur, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lou Reed and Modest Mouse leading the opening night of the three-day event.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg put on an impressive show at Coachella Sunday, and it included a surprise guest: deceased rapper Tupac Shakur.
The late rapper made his return to the stage from beyond the grave as a hologram during Dre and Snoop's set at the music festival held in Indio, California.
Thanks to the hologram technology, a shirtless Tupac seemed to take the stage, bearing greetings to Dre and Snoop before addressing the audience with, "What the f*** is up Coachella?"
Warmer temperatures drew more crowds as the skies cleared for the second day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The heat was at its peak late Saturday afternoon as rockers Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performed on the Outdoor Stage. While Potter and her band have graced the stage at other music festivals, Potter told CNN about her first experience at Coachella.
"It's not like any other festivals we've done before because it's so focused on really the diversity of music being almost like, I'm trying to think of a word beyond schizophrenic... Coachella is beyond eclectic," she said.
Although he passed away last spring, Nate Dogg might nonetheless make an appearance at Coachella this weekend.
TMZ reports that the rapper, who died at the age of 41, will "perform" at the music fest alongside headliners Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg as a hologram.
Dre and Snoop, who are scheduled to close out Coachella for the next two Sundays, will reportedly be accompanied on stage by Kurupt, Warren G and Daz Dillinger, and they didn't want to leave Nate Dogg out.
Coachella has announced its full 2012 lineup, and festival goers can expect to see The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg headline when the music fest kicks off in Indio, California in April.
Last spring, Coachella announced that this year's fest will last for two separate weekends. The first will be held April 13-15, and the second will be April 20-22.
The Black Keys will play on Friday, April 13, and Friday, April 20, and will be joined by Swedish House Mafia, Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, Afrojack, Cat Power, Jimmy Cliff and Frank Ocean, among others.
Coachella 2011 turned up the lights with Arcade Fire and hosted a memorable performance from a tearful Kanye West, but next year the festival is aiming even higher.
In 2012, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will do double time, offering two events in Indio, California, two weekends in a row. As a statement puts it, "festival organizers will attempt to produce two identical festival weekends–same lineup, same art, same place,” but with “different people.”
So if you miss out on the festival’s first weekend, April 13-15, then you can catch the same exact event the following weekend, April 20-22.
Weekend passes will be on advance sale from 10 a.m. PT, Friday, June 3 until 10 p.m. PT on Friday, June 10, for the price of $269 plus fees per pass.
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