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We present for you the highly-anticipated 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival lineup. Coachella 2012 lineup.

With acts such as [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Radiohead[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Black Keys[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Florence + The Machine[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dr. Dre[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Snoop Dogg[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]M83[/lastfm] and so many more, we recommend creating a schedule so you don’t miss a beat.

Held on consecutive weekends this year (April 13-15 & 20-22), you’ll see some of the most amazing artists performing live at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio.

With more than half the event already sold out due to a pre-sale last year, the upcoming general on-sale will surely blow out in a heartbeat. You’ll find all the details currently available right here.

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Tickets to the general public go on sale Friday, January 13th at 10am PST on

Between now and this Thursday January 12th we strongly advise you to go set up your festival pass purchasing account to expedite your purchasing process. To set up your account for Weekend 1 click here or Weekend 2 click here (don’t worry, if you decide to get passes for the other weekend you can easily have your account transferred to the other weekend when buying your passes). Already have an account? Click here to sign in.

Get familiar with the purchase process ahead of time.  When passes go on sale, follow the step-by-step instructions here.

Wristband Info:
A festival pass is one wristband good for the entire weekend that you purchased. All passes are General Admission. All people attending the festival must be wearing their wristband upon arrival. You will not be allowed to enter any parking, camping or festival areas without a pass.

Please Note:
– No Paper tickets.
– All festival passes are wristbands that will be shipped in advance*.
– Don’t buy passes from a 3rd party.  for realz
– 4 pass limit per household

Shuttle Info
Camping Info

Hotel Info
Offsite Camping Info

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Day 1 (April 13 & 20)

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The Black Keys at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas // Photo: Alex Rauch

The Black Keys
Swedish House Mafia
Arctic Monkeys
Mazzy Star
Explosions In The Sky
Amon Tobin
Cat Power
Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong
The Rapture
M. Ward
The Horrors
Frank Ocean
Neon Indian
The Black Angels
Death Grips
Atari Teenage Riot
Feed Me
Other Lives
Band Of Skulls
Wolf Gang
The Midnight Beast
Ximena Sarinana
Kendrick Lamar
The Dear Hunter
Hello Seahorse!
The Sheepdogs
LA Riots

Day 2 full lineup

Day 2 (April 14 & 21)

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Bon Iver
The Shins
David Guetta
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Miike Snow
Jeff Mangum
Sebastian Ingrosso
Andrew Bird
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
St. Vincent
Martin Solveig
Sub Focus
Flying Lotus
Manchester Orchestra
Azealia Banks
A$AP Rocky
Kaiser Chiefs
The Head and the Heart
Laura Marling
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Black Lips
The Big Pink
Childish Gambino
The Vaccines
Zeds Dead
Jacques Lu Cont
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Gary Clark Jr.
We Are Augustines
Mt Eden
Keep Shelly in Athens
Pure Filth Sound

Day 3 full lineup.

Day 3 (April 15 & 22)

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Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
At The Drive-In
Florence + The Machine
La Roux
The Weeknd
Girl Talk
The Hives
DJ Shadow
Calvin Harris
Wild Flag
Dada Life
Porter Robinson
Flux Pavilion & Dr. P
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Beats Antique
Fitz and the Tantrums
Company Flow
Real Estate
Le Bucherettes
Greg Ginn
The Growlers
Morgan Page
The Gaslamp Killer
First Aid Kit
Thunder Cat
Wild Beasts
Housse de Racket
Gardens & Villa
Airplane Boys
Sleeper Agent

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Comments (43)
  1. Hudson says:

    why the hell does coachella insist on making this lineup more mainstream/hip-hoppy every year? #disappointed

    1. AV says:

      Hudson, it’s not mainstream if many do not recognize a large amount of bands on the line-up. “Hip-hoppy”? Rock is not the only music genre in this world you know.
      Hey, if you don’t like the festival, don’t go or even talk about it at all.

      1. Hudson says:

        im not looking for an all-rock lineup but this festival was built on a certain type of music, and it is the reason why it is one of the big 3 festivals in the US today. I’m completely fine with including electro/techno music, acoustic music, etc in the lineup, but when you close out coachella with two rappers and intersperse stuff that you find on KISS FM rather than KROQ, it takes away from the vibe that coachella is known for

    2. jamesC2929 says:

      Right to the point of why after going for the past six years, me and my friends will not be making the trip. The vibe and the line-up has changed to the extent that it has become just another trendy music event. It did have a certain taste of music in the past, but now it has become predictable and boring. I do like the addition of Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, The Vacinnes, Buzzcocks, Kaiser Chiefs, Mazzy Star, and Real Estate, but closing with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg? The Black Keys are now a headliner at Coachella on the same par with Radiohead? The Black Keys would be fine in a small venue, but headlining Coachella???? As bad as The Killers! Time to find another festival, but it will be sold out, and that is all that matters to Coachella now, and that becomes more obvious every year. A must attend has become a must avoid.

      1. AV says:

        People with idiotic complaints like yours tend to become irrelevant in the end. It is what it is and you won’t be able to do a single thing about it, except complain of course. You don’t like it, then you won’t go. Fine with me. There’s a reason why these bands were asked to perform; so the fans can ENJOY, not complain.

  2. i scrolled all the way and yet i still dont see the lineup list

  3. Gwyn says:

    Nice…Girl Talk…..

    1. louise says:


  4. Justin says:

    The line up is alright but not worth 300 dollars!!!

  5. Brando says:

    YEAH! my DAWGS!! are playing Coachella!! f**k you hipsters!!!! 😀

  6. rOmI says:

    line-up suck balls very disappointing………………..i wouldn’t pay 100 bux for all three dayyss…womp womp hopefully next year has a good lineup…..

  7. Clever says:

    week 1 already sold out for general admission its on the website only shuttle combos available

    1. Blackout | says:

      Week 1 is not sold out. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am.

      1. Clever says:

        hey blackout check out the coachella website its sold out for general admission the shuttle pass combo with he 3 day passes is available but its closer to 400$ after taxes and service charges the 3 day general admission apparently sold out during presale last june

      2. Blackout | says:

        Trust me, they did not sell out during their presale. Check on Friday and you’ll be able to purchase tickets.

      3. Clever says:

        do you wanna bet money on that blackout cuase i dont thin you want a situation like Kevins where he has to pay up if the broncos win the super bowl ! lol BUT ya im going by what the coachella site says if your right cool i hope ur right

      4. Blackout | says:

        I’d rather not take your money…

      5. Clever says:

        so your saying that goldenvoice just said it was sold out to freak people out ? or so they could buy the combo ? cause i mean crap i missied coachella last year not gonna miss it this year so im gonna have to pay up

      6. Blackout | says:

        Just spoke with Goldenvoice, and you’re right… they are sold out of GA and VIP for week 1. Sorry about the confusion, but I was originally being told by the powers above that ALL tickets would be available on Friday. You should go to week 2 anyways, celebrate 4/20 in style!

      7. What??? says:

        It does say sold out here:

        I really hope you are right though and there are non shuttle combo tickets still left.

      8. What??? says:

        That doesn’t really make sense if they have GA tickets to sell with the shuttle combo, they have GA tickets they could sell, just trying to milk people for money forcing them to buy stuff they don’t need. I already have a campsite for weekend one and friends wanted to get tickets as well and now they have to pay an extra $50 for something they don’t need.

      9. Blackout | says:

        Don’t shoot the messenger…

      10. Clever says:

        crap now i wish we would have bet money lol but ya i already called off work for the first week . plus i dont care for pot so 4/20 does nothing for me im all about the alcohol

      11. Blackout | says:

        To each their own. See you out there!

  8. Kayla Neujahr says:

    Oh, I can’t wait for another year of good vibes, cool people, great music, and gettin’ drunk with random Aussies & Canadians.
    F**k yeah.

    Can’t wait to feel my toes in the sweet Inio Coachella fields. ❤

    Coachella or bust motha fuckkkaaaahhz. 🙂

    P.s. another ticket winning contest this year?
    I'll make the calls until my fingers fall off from dialing so much!
    Hahaha #coachella2012 #hereimothafuckincome

    1. Kayla Neujahr says:

      Indio* 🙂

  9. Courtney O says:

    Is there any way to win festival passes?? I would love to go to this.

  10. Jorge says:

    What band kicks more ass than the Black Keys?! Coachella has always been a festival that has focused around 3 things: 1. The band that had the biggest year (i.e. Black Keys) 2. An established band that is making a random appearance (i.e. Radiohead) and 3. A WELL-ESTABLISHED hip-hip act (i.e. Dre and Snoop). If people do not like the acts, simply do not go. THIS IS NOT A KROQ CONCERT!! If it were, we’d see Rise Against, RHCP, Sublime with Rome…etc. This is an art festival…enjoy the new along with the old and everything in between. This lineup will kick ass just like every other lineup has.

  11. Marlena says:

    I Am going to murder a very rich man, take his money, buy tickets and shrooms. Then have the best f**king 3 days of my life……. Super worth it.

  12. Sarah says:

    The fact that Creep is no 2 on KROQ makes me want to throw my phone.

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