Coachella 2012: Limited $335 passes remain for Weekend 1
Rapper Dr. Dre and rock acts Radiohead and the Black Keys will headline the 2012 edition of the annual festival in Indio, Calif., to be held for the first time over consecutive weekends, the first April 13-15 and the second April 20-22. Each weekend, featuring identical lineups, is a separate ticket. Only weekend passes are available. All three levels of tickets are available for purchase the weekend of April 20-22.
There is no layaway option available, as Goldenvoice noted that the pay-by-the-month was good only during the pre-sale last June. There are no paperless tickets, and wristbands will be shipped in March. It is not possible to exchange a pass for another weekend.
Though Coachella will close with a double hip-hop pairing of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on the Sunday evenings, rock acts will get top billing the other nights. Bluesey rockers the Black Keys will anchor a Friday that will also feature singer-songwriter Cat Power, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and psychedelic electronic act M83. Radiohead will close the festival's Saturday evenings, with breakout indie star Bon Iver, reclusive indie rocker Jeff Mangum and noise instrumentalists Godspeed You! Black Emperor also on the bill.
Coachella's country-flavored cousin the Stagecoach Festival is already sold out. This year’s event is slated for April 27-29 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., and features the likes of Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Alabama, the Band Perry, the Mavericks, Kenny Rogers, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers and Chris Isaak.