If it doesn’t register on Kanye’s Twitter blast, did it really happen? In fact, yes; though Yeezy has yet to note it in 140 characters or less, he will indeed be headlining the 12th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California—that sweltering, celebratory mix of alt and mainstream culture, on-the-cusp talent and elder statesmen.
West, a 2006 Coachella alum, will be joined for the April 15-17 by other returning performers, including headliners Kings of Leon, also there in ’07, and class of ’05 and ’07 members Arcade Fire, as well as the Strokes, Animal Collective, Robyn, Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo, the Black Keys, PJ Harvey, Mumford and Sons, Brandon Flowers, Sleigh Bells, Erykah Badu, the National, Wiz Khalifa, Bright Eyes, Best Coast, Ariel Pink, the Black Keys, Duran Duran, and many more. (for a full lineup, see here.)
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 21 at 10:00am PST via Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at www.coachella.com. Passes for all ages are $269 for a regular three-day pass or $699 VIP, plus various surcharges (layaway is available), and camping passes are $75. Children under 5 are free. But could it possibly be as bro-mazing as this?
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