January 10, 2012 03:14:59 GMT
The lineup for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival also includes Florence and the Machine, La Roux, Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, David Guetta and Kaskade.
Spring music festivals are coming. While Bamboozle has chosen such rock bands as Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters and Blink-182 as its headliners, Coachella taps Hip-Hop artists Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg along with alternative rock group Radiohead and indie rock act The Black Keys to front its lineup.
The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will expand its 3-day extravagant into 6-day gig this year. It will be held on two consecutive weekends; April 13-15 and April 20-22. Both the "I Need a Doctor" MC and the "Sweat" rapper are going to headline the third days of the two-weekend desert party, on April 15 and 22.
The two rappers are going to be supported on that days by a bunch of other musical guests. They include Florence and the Machine, Avicii, La Roux, The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Santigold, Justice, At the Drive-In, Beirut, Girl Talk, The Hives and DJ Shadow.
As for the Black Keys and Radiohead, they will perform on the first and second days respectively. In rocking the stage and keeping the crowd going, they will be joined by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, David Guetta, Kasabian, Kaskade, Miike Snow, AWOLNATION and Feist.
The decision to expand Coachella was made because in the past years, many people "were unable to attend this year's festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated." "We will attempt to produce two identical festival weekends," the promoters once explained. "That means same lineup, same art, same place, different people."