Coachella Festival Set For May 1-2

The fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be held May 1-2 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Although organizers are still a ways off from announcing the lineup, can reveal that Air, Prefuse 73, the Thrills and Electric Six are confirmed to play. Radiohead and a reunion of the Pixies are strongly rumored as headlining acts.

“It’s something we’ve talked about but I don’t know if it is confirmed,” Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood told this morning (Jan. 12) about the possibility of the band appearing at the event. Radiohead wraps an eight-date tour of Japan and Australia on April 27 in Melbourne.

Fans can expect about 60 bands to descend on the sprawling venue over the course of two days. Last year’s festival, promoted by Goldenvoice, featured headliners the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, alongside Sonic Youth, Interpol, the White Stripes, the reunited Iggy and the Stooges, Underworld, N*E*R*D and the Hives. Organizers estimate more than 68,000 fans were in attendance.



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