Now that the obligatory fake lineup rumors have subsided, we can finally bask in the glory that is the real roster of heavy hitters who will be taking the stage at the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
This year’s headliners include Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and the Strokes, accompanied by the usual complement of classic indie band reunions and comebacks from the likes of Big Audio Dynamite, London Suede and Duran Duran. They’ll be joined for the three-day event (April 15, 16, 17) at the picturesque Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, by a huge roster of current acts that includes: the Black Keys, Interpol, the Chemical Brothers, Robyn, Brandon Flowers, Lauryn Hill, Crystal Castles, Cee Lo Green, Cold War Kills, Sleigh Bells, Animal Collective, Mumford and Sons, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, Erykah Badu, Cage the Elephant, the National, PJ Harvey, Wiz Khalifa, Nas and Damian Marley, and Neon Trees.
The festival, which prides itself on an eclectic mix of indie, techno, dance and hip-hop, will also feature !!!, Afrojack, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, A-Trak, Best Coast, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Caifanes, Chromeo, Cold Cave, Cut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Duck Sauce, Ellie Goulding, Empire of the Sun, Flogging Molly, Foals, Francis and the Lights, Gayngs, Glasser, Jimmy Eat World, Klaxons, Leftfield, Marina and the Diamonds, Ozomatli, Paul van Dyk, Raphael Saadiq, Ratatat, Rye Rye, Scissor Sisters, Tame Impala, the Drums, the Joy Formidable, the Kills, the New Pornographers, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Swell Season, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus and Warpaint.
For the full lineup, go to Coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes ($269) and camping passes ($75) go on sale this Friday.