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Coachella 2012 lineup announced

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After months of speculation and predictions, the official Coachella lineup has finally been announced. This year will mark a very big change because the festival will now double itself, covering two weekends instead of just one. The dates of the show are April 13-15 and April 20-22. Many fans have voiced their displeasure and concerns over the change but many are also pleased that now they have a choice between two weekends, making it easier to fit in with schedules.

For those who didn’t grab a ticket last year, it may be tough to orchestrate the official website now because of the overwhelming traffic that is causing the site to glitch. However, despite the volume of people visiting the site, I have a feeling it shouldn’t be too difficult to grab a ticket when they go on sale on Friday, January 13 at 10 a.m., starting at $285 for a pass. Technically, the festival has been doubled and that means double the tickets. Just make sure to be on the computer at exactly 10 a.m. to get that ticket and make sure you’re getting one for the same weekend your friends are.

Regardless of the scheduling, 2012 Coachella is promising to be an amazing experience, with headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog. There are some definite hits, like the scheduling of the brilliant Gotye on Sunday, April 15 and 22, and some misses, like the exclusion of rising star Lana Del Rey, but the experience is sure to deliver in a way only Coachella can.

Check out the easy to read list below or scroll down farther for the official lineup poster.

Friday, April 13 & 20
The Black Keys, Swedish House Mafia, Pulp, Refused, Arctic Monkeys, Mazzy Star, Afrojack, Explosions in the Sky, M83, Amon Tobin, Cat Power, Madness, Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong, GIRLS, The Rapture, Madeon, M. Ward, The Horrors, Frank Ocean, Horrors, James Alesso, Sebastien, Yuck, Neon Indian, Dawes, Black Angels, Deathgrips, Wu Lyf, Breakbot, Atari Teenage Riot, Feed Me, Givers, Other Lives, Band of Skulls, R3hab, Wolfgang, Midnight Beast, EMA, Ximena Sarinana, Kendrick Lamar, The Dear Hunter, Honeyhoney, Hello Seahorse!, Sheepdogs, LA Riots.

Saturday, April 14 and 21
Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Shins, David Guetta, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kaskade, Miike Snow, Jeff Mangum, Sebastian Ingrosso, Andrew Bird, Feist, Firehose, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, St. Vincent, Martin Solveig, Subfocus, Sbtrkt, Flying Lotus, Manchester Orchestra, Kasabian, AWOL Nation, Azealia Banks, Squeeze, A$AP Rocky, Buzzcocks, Kaiser Chiefs, Destroyer, The Head and the Heart, Laura Marling, Tuneyards, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Black Lips, The Big Pink, Childish Gambino, The Vaccines, Zed’s Dead, Grouplove, Jacques Lu Cont, We Were Promised, Jetpacks, Gary Clark Jr., Borgore, Dragonette, We Are Augustines, Mt. Eden, Destructo, Suedehead, Keep Shelley in Athens, Pure Filth Sound.

Sunday, April 15 and 22
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, At the Drive-In, Justice, Florence and the Machine, AVICII, La Roux, Beirut, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, The Hives, DJ Shadow, Calvin Harris, Nero, Wild Flag, Modeselektor, Dada Life, Porter Robinson, Santigold, Flux Pavilion, Dr. P, Gotye, Seun Keti, Egypt 80, Beats Antique, Fitz and the Tantrums, Araabmuzik, Company Flow, Real Estate, Zed, Le Bucherettes, Greg Ginn, The Growlers, Noisia, Morgan Page, Gaslamp Killer, First Aid Kit, Oberhofer, Lissie, Thundercat, Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Housse de Racket, Fanfarlo, Spector, Gardens & Villa, Airplane Boys, Sleeper Agent.

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