Friday, January 30, 2009

Coachella 2009 Lineup: The Cure! The Killers! McCartney! Crazy! (But so are the prices)

Even though I won't be attending unless I win the lottery or find a wealthy benefactor (read: old-school sugar daddy), Coachella marks the beginning of festival season, which means summer and that makes me happy. The lineup is also phenomenal, and, I think serious this time, because The Cure announced it in a bulletin on myspace. Thank god Ryan Seacrest was "completely wrong," as Coachella officials said, with his premature announcement that Katy Perry was headlining. Here are a few of the highlights:

Friday 17 April
Headlining: Paul McCartney
Supporting acts: Morrisey, Leonard Cohen, Beirut, Black Keys, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, Hold Steady, Peanut Butter Wolf, Genghis Tron, White Lies, and Los Campesinos!

Saturday 18 April
Headlining: The Killers
Supporting acts: TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Henry Rollins, Calexico, Liars, Gang Gang Dance, Bob Mould Band, Cloud Cult

Sunday 19 April
Headlining: The Cure
Supporting acts:
My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lupe Fiasco, Public Enemy, Jenny Lewis, Lykke Li, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Fucked Up, Themselves, the Kills

Full Lineup here.

3-day passes: $269 + charity donation + service fees
1 day pass: $99 + charity donation + service fees
Round-trip airplane ticket from O'Hare to Palm Springs that weekend: $312
Camping tickets are also $55/person, and are good for the whole weekend.
For a grand total of... $636

Yikes, I'll be looking forward to the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup, thank you.

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