The Rolling Stones are out and The Stone Roses are in. That's the word from the producers of the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which on Thursday night released the much anticipated lineup for the Indio festival's 2013 edition.
The festival, which typically draws 20 percent of its audience from San Diego County, will run April 12-14 and April 19-21, with the same lineup appearing both weekends. The Stone Roses will headline on April 12 and April 19, while Phoenix will headline April 13 and April 20 and Red Hot Chili Peppers headline April 14 and April 21. (See the bottom of this article for the complete, day-by-day lineup.)
Other major acts set to appear include -- on April 12 and 19 -- Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse and Lou Reed (who, at 70, joins Detroit troubadour Rodriguez as this year's oldest Coachella performer).
The April 13 and April 20 festival lineup also features the XX (which performed here last year at SOMA), the reunited Postal Service, Iceland's Sigur Ros, New Order, Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear and The 2 Bears.
Joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers, figuratively, not literally, on April 14 and April 21 will be Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (who perform at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay in between the two Coachella weekends), Vampire Weekend, Social Distortion and Wu-Tang Clan.
In lieu of a Smiths' reunion, former Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr will perform with his new band April 12 and April 19.
Tickets for both weekends go on sale Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. via the Coachella web site (which, as of this writing, is very difficult to access, no doubt because of a fan overload). In a new twist, festival passes for the first weekend must be bought with either a shuttle pass or a car camping pass.
Rumors that the Rolling Stones would perform at this year's edition were sparked last month, when the band's official app listed an April 12 Indio performance. Those rumors, while entertaining, were unfounded, as were the rumors that David Bowie and Justin Bieber would also be on the bill. Of course, Coachella does sometime beef up the bill with late additions, so you never know who else might appear.
Last year's Coachella festival, the first to be extended from one weekend to two, was a near-instant sell-out. It was headlined by Radiohead, The Black Keys and hip-hop superstars Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, who were joined by Eminem and a holograph of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur.
Friday, April 12 & 19
The Stone Roses, Blur,, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Lou Reed, Jurassic 5, Grinderman, Bassnectar, Dog Blood, How to Destroy Angels, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, Band of Horses, Beach House, Metric, Local Natives, Of Monsters and Men, Infected Mushroom, Japandroids, Divine Fits, Stars, Johnny Marr, Luciano, Wolfgang Gartner, Nicky Romero, Modestep, Tommy Trash, Thomas Gold, The Shouting Matches, Dillon Frances, Four Tet, Aesop Rock, Alt-J, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, TNGHT, Jake Bugg, Earl Sweatshirt, Polica, Sparks, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Purity Ring, Lee Scratch Perry, Dam-Funk, DJ Harvey, Jamie xx, Seth Troxler, Youth Lagoon, Deathfix, C2C, Beardyman, Lord Huron, Palma Violets, IO Echo, Skinny Lister, The Neighbourhood, Sam XL Pure Filth Sound
Saturday, April 13 and 20
Phoenix, the XX, The Postal Service, Sigur Ros, New Order, Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear, Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Two Door Cinema Club, Moby, Descendants, Yeasayer, Franz Ferdinand, Violent Femmes, Simian Mobile Disco, Spiritualized, Puscifer, Cafe Tacuba, Portugal, the Man, The Make-Up, Bat for Lashes, Richie Hawtin, Major Lazer, Fredde Le Grand, Dropkick Murphys, FOALS, Ben Howard, 2 Chainz, Janelle Monae, Danny Brown, Wild Nothing, Booka Shade, Bingo Players, Allen Stone, El-P, The Selecter, Pusha T, Kill the Noise, the Evens, Biffy Clyro, Theophilus London, Baauer, Zane Lowe, Trash Talk, Birdy Nam Nam, Action Bronson, Jason Bentley, The Wombats, Guards, Mona, Savages, Shovels & Rope, Huoratron, Kurt Vile, Reignwolf, Cassie, 3Ball MTY, Kids These Days, The 2 Bears, The Colourist, Vintage Trouble
Sunday, April 14 and 21
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Social Distortion, Wu-Tang Clan, Pretty Lights, Eric Prydz, Tame Impala, the Lumineers, Dead Can Dance, La Roux, James Blake, Excision Grimes, The Gaslight Anthem, The Faint, Hardwell, Paul Oakenfold, Dinosaur Jr., Raider Klan, OMD, Roni Size, the Airborne Toxic Event, Father John Misty, Tanlines, Rodriguez, Alex Clare, Paul Kalkbrenner, Jessie Ware, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, the Three O'Clock Disclosure, Mimosa, Cloud Nothings, Parov Stelar Band, Julio Bashmore, Three Oh Sees, Dab Fx, Maya Jane Coles, Jeff the Brotherhood, Smith Westerns, Dirtyphonics, Joris Voorn, Hanni El Khatib, Danny Avila, Ghost, DIIV, Little Green Cars, Mord Fustang, James McCartney, Unicorn Kid, Robert DeLong, White Arrows, Deep Vally, Wild Belle, Adrian Lux, Ladies Night
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