Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz headline Coachella festival
By David J. Prince
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 in southern California.
Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem, Faith No More, Thom Yorke, Pavement, The Specials, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, Phoenix, Tiesto, Deadmau5, David Guetta, MGMT and Public Image Limited.
Tickets for the event at the Empire Polo Field in Indio -- 130 miles east of Los Angeles -- go on sale Friday, January 22 at Ticketmaster and on coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes are $269.00, plus surcharges.
The 2009 edition, headlined by Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure, was the top grossing festival in the United States, taking in over $15 million according to Billboard Boxscore. The event drew nearly 153,000 people over its three days.
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