The Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline this year's Coachella festival, a spokesperson for the concert said Tuesday.
The Beasties, making a rare live appearance since Hello Nasty touring wrapped in 1999, will top the April 26 bill, along with Queens of the Stone Age, N.E.R.D., the Donnas, and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals. The Chili Peppers will be joined the following night by the White Stripes, Jack Johnson, Black Eyed Peas, Soundtrack of Our Lives and Deep Dish.
Other acts performing during the festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, on Saturday include Badly Drawn Boy, Talib Kweli, Division of Laura Lee, the Music, Hot Hot Heat, Ben Kweller, Kinky, Ladytron, Felix Da Housecat, Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez, Darren Emerson, Peanut Butter Wolf, Wildchild, the Libertines, the Rapture, Gomez, Idlewild, Amon Tobin, Joseph Arthur, Particle, Christopher Lawrence, South, Stereo Total, the Mooney Suzuki, Nightmares on Wax, Herman Cantanneo, D:Fuse and Spymob.
Sunday's lineup will also feature Primal Scream, Sonic Youth, Ben Folds, Underworld, the Mars Volta, Dirty Vegas, Johnny Marr and the Healers, G. Love and Special Sauce, Rooney, Tortoise, the Polyphonic Spree, Mouse on Mars, El-P, Aesop Rock, the Von Bondies, Whirlwind, Thievery Corporation, Café Tacuba, Fischerspooner, Richie Hawtin, Timo Mass, the Kinison, DJ Irene, 22-20s, DB and Eisley.
Blue Man Group will perform on both nights.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as the event is officially titled, will feature two outdoor stages and two performance tents, along with tents for films and merchandise. New to this year's festival will be a campground adjacent to the field that will house 5,000 to 10,000 campers. Tickets go on sale February 22.
Coachella began in 1999 with a peaceful concert featuring Rage Against the Machine, Tool and Jane's Addiction just weeks after the third Woodstock in New York ended in riots.
Last year's event featured the Foo Fighters, Oasis, Björk, the Strokes and the return of the Prodigy (see "Review: Bjork's Pit, Beck's Set Among Few Surprises At Risk-Free Coachella").