Coachella Music Festival begins in just a few short days. The festival will take place in April over two consecutive weekend; April 12-14 and April 19-21 with the daily headliners Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
After the initial announcement of the lineup, the online buzz was quickly defined by two words: "who cancelled?" This is due to the pervasive rumor that the Rolling Stones were appearing at the event; on January 22, Rolling Stone magazine confirmed they were not.
Further backlash against the festival is ongoing due to the fact that Coachella has implemented a new ticketing policy. Unlike previous year's, festival-goers do not have the option of purchasing tickets via layaway (a budget-friendly option for a lot of the younger crowd.) Furthermore, added expenses have been piled on via Coachella's new requirement that first weekend tickets must also include either a shuttle pass or car camping pass.
That said, if the success of Coachella 2012 is any indication, there will be a massive turnout come April. In 2012, over 80,000 people attended.
Check out the full Coachella lineup here and check out our live stream of all the festivities. Will you be going?
Friday, April 12 and 19
Saturday, April 13 and 20
Sunday, April 14 and 21