January 8, 2012, 5:07 pm
Coachella finally released the lineup for its annual music festival, which will run this year on two consecutive three-day weekends, essentially replicating each day's lineup the next week.
The Black Keys will headline both Fridays, April 13 and 20; Radiohead is on for Saturdays, April 14 and 21; and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will close out the festival on both Sundays, April 15, and 22.
Modeled after major long-running European festivals such as Denmark's Roskilde and England's Glastonbury, Coachella is coming off its second-consecutive sell-out year, hosting approximately 90,000 people per day. Tickets for the 2011 edition went in a record six days, and the event, held at the Empire Polo Grounds.
Coachella Music Festival released their official 2012 lineup in a tweet
on Monday afternoon, and the headliners for each day are The Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg as the grand finale.
This year, the festival is experimenting with hosting the same exact lineup twice in a row over two weekends, which means that the dates for the festival are April 13-15 and April 20-22.
Fans who didn't snag a pre-sale ticket last year may be repeatedly rebuffed right now as Coachella.com is crushed under the weight of its own success. But since the festival is technically twice as long this year, we're guessing that tickets will be a bit easier to obtain than last year, when tickets sold out exactly one week after the lineup was announced. (Right on that. Tried to log on to their website, and unable. Try in the middle of the night. Maybe you'll succeed.)