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September 25, 2017

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Coachella lineup revealed—and it’s a beast


Bill Hughes

The Black Keys are this year’s Coachella Friday headliners.

Last Saturday, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported in the Coachella Valley. Turns out that was just a tremor before the big one hit today.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has revealed its 2012 lineup, and it's a monster. As in, Radiohead headlines Saturday, and that's not even the biggest news.

The poster is packed with legendary names and rarely seen acts: Pulp, At the Drive-In, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Refused, Company Flow. Oh, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg will close the whole thing out on Sunday.

And remember, if you can’t make it to Indio, California, April 13-15, you’ll have a second chance April 20-22. Kudos to promoter Goldenvoice for (apparently) following through on its promise to duplicate its entire lineup in its first two-weekend go-round.

Current Rolling Stone cover boys The Black Keys headline Friday, which will also bring in Swedish House Mafia, Mazzy Star, Explosions in the Sky, M83, Cat Power, Madness, Amon Tobin, James, James, Frank Ocean and Atari Teenage Riot, among many others.

Saturday’s bill includes Bon Iver, The Shins, David Guetta, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, fIREHOSE, Kaskade, Miike Snow, St. Vincent, Squeeze, the Buzzcocks, Flying Lotus and Destroyer.

And on Sunday, Justice, Florence + The Machine, DJ Shadow, AVICII, Beirut, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, The Hives, Wild Flag, Modeselektor and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be among 40-plus performers on hand.

Three-day passes ($291) go on sale Friday, January 13 at 10 a.m. through

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