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):