Coachella 2009 will include one of rock-n-roll’s living legends, one of the biggest modern rock bands right now, and the festival debut of one of the biggest bands of the ’80s.
Beatles legend Paul McCartney will be the nighttime headliner for the first day of the festival on Friday, April 17, festival organizers Goldenvoice announced. McCartney was long-rumored to be one of the three headliners for awhile, even attracting spoiler buzz on the ConsequenceofSound.net website.
Joining McCartney in the trio of main event acts are The Killers whose live theatrics will add a lively aspect to the Saturday lineup (April 18). The Las Vegas-based band recently released its third studio album Day & Age, which includes singles “Human” and “Spaceman”.
Closing out the three-day festival will be ’80s supergroup The Cure, who recently released its 13th studio album. The group, which formed in the 1970s and peaked during the late 1980s and early 1990s, will bring popular songs “Lovesong” and “Friday I’m in Love” to the Coachella stage on Sunday, April 19.
The full lineup (as announced on Coachella.com):
Paul McCartney Morrissey Franz Ferdinand Leonard Cohen Conor Oberst andthe Mystic Valley Band Beirut The Black Keys Girl Talk Silversun Pickups The Ting Tings The Crystal Method Ghostland Observatory Crystal Castles The Airborne Toxic Event We Are Scientists N.A.S.A. Patton & Rahzel M. Ward The Presets The Hold Steady A Place to Bury Strangers Felix the Housecat Buraka Som Sistema Ryan Bingham Bajofondo Peanut Butter Wolf Noah & the Whale White Lies The Bug Alberta Cross Los Campesinos! Craze & Klever Molotov Switch Gui Boratto Steve Aoki The Aggrolites People Under the Stairs The Courteeners Cage the Elephant Dear and The Headlights
The Killers Amy Winehouse Thievery Corporation TV on the Radio Band of Horses Fleet Foxes MSTRKRFT Michael Franti & Spearhead Atmosphere Mastodon TRAV$DJ-AM Henry Rollins Crookers Turbonegro Hercules and Love Affair Superchunk Glasvegas Dr. Dog Drive-By Truckers Booker T & The DBT’s Amanda Palmer The Bloody Beetroots Surkin, Para One (Live) Calexico Liars Bob Mould Band Zane Lowe Electric Touch Blitzen Trapper James Morrison Drop the Lime Glass Candy Thenewno2 Gang Gang Dance Billy Talent Ida Maria Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Zizek Cloud Cult Tinariwen
The Cure My Bloody Valentine Yeah Yeah Yeahs Throbbing Gristle Lupe Fiasco Paul Weller Peter Bjorn and John X Antony & The Johnsons Roni Size Public Enemy Jenny Lewis Groove Armada Paolo Nutini Christopher Lawrence Lykke Li The Kills Okkervil River M.A.N.D.Y. Clipse Sebastian Tellier F’d Up Perry Farrell The Horrors Late of the Pier K’naan Junior Boys Brian Jonestown Massacre Supermayer No Age Vivian Girls Shepard Fairey Themselves Friendly Fires Gaslight Anthem The Knux Mexican Institute of Sound The Night Marchers Marshall Barnes
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