Coachella announced its lineup(s) tonight, and yes, that OutKast Reunion is officially official. Here's the poster we've all been waiting for since presale tickets sold out last spring:
The festival takes place over two weekends — April 11-13 and April 18-20 — in (usually) sunny Indio, California with identical lineups. Headliners will be familiar to 2010 and 2011 attendees, respectively, with Muse on Saturday night (Goldenvoice has always had a thing for British rock acts) and Arcade Fire closing the festival on Sunday night (will Reflektor dress codes be in effect on the Polo Grounds?). Tickets start at $375 and go on sale on Friday at 10 am with options still available for both weekends. However, if you're hoping to go during to the first weekend, non-glamping camping is no longer an option and you'll have to buy your wristband along with a shuttle package (but at least you won't have to face traffic and the parking lots).
If history's any indication, the remaining passes will probably go quickly; so festival organizers recommend registering to purchase (weekend one / weekend two) by Thursday at 10 pm so that you'll be ready to race to hand over cash through the fairly civilized queuing system the next morning.
I'm still excitedly digesting the lineup — with an internal monologue along the lines of "... Neutral Milk Hotel! Maybe Daft Punk will never play this festival again, but there's Pharrell Williams! Will Mogwai actually make it into the country this time? What weird stuff will the the Knife get themselves into in a middle-sized tent!? Disclosure! Poolside! but maybe not Skrillex?" — and trying not to imagine the catastrophic conflicts that are sure to arise when it finally comes time to face the desert sun and patch together a personal schedule. Please perform your own pop-culture eye exam by reporting the smallest band name that you recognize (e.g., "why do we need a magnifying glass to see Blood Orange and Waxahatchee?") and ones you can see from across the room that induce critical chagrin (e.g., "Is that really a Lana Del Rey and Motörhead double feature?") in the comments.
Full lineup, as transcribed by the Los Angeles Times, after the jump.
Friday, April 11 and 18: OutKast, the Knife, the Replacements, Broken Bells, Zedd, Girl Talk, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Haim, Neko Case, AFI, Martin Garrix, Bonobo, Bryan Ferry, the Glitch Mob, the Afghan Whigs, the Cult, Bastille, Flume, Aloe Blacc, Jagwar Ma, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Woodkid, Carnage, Shlohmo, Gareth Emery, Michael Brun, MS MR, Kate Nash, Hot Since 82, Damian Lazarus, GOAT, Nina Kraviz, Anthony Green, Duke Dumont, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solomun, ZZ Ward, Anti-Flag, Caravan Palace, Flatbush Zombies, Deorro, Waxahatchee, Title Fight, Davide Squilace, DJ Falcon, Dum Dum Girls, Austra, Tom Odell, Dixon, Wye Oak, Crosses, Mako, the Preatures, the Bots, Gabba Gabba Heys
Saturday, April 12 and 19: Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Foster the People, Pet Shop Boys, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, Fatboy Slim, Nas, Kid Cudi, the Head and the Heart, Sleigh Bells, Cage the Elephant, City and Colour, Crvrches, Dillon Francis, Capital Cities, the Naked and Famous, Temples, Mogwai, Warpaint, Solange, Washed Out, Future Islands, Ty Segall, Darkside, Banks, Tiga, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, Netsky, RL Grime, Galantis, Foxygen, White Lies, Graveyard, the Internet, Laura Mvula, the Dismemberment Plan, Headhunterz, Blood Orange, GTA, TJR, Cajmere, Guy Gerber, Nicole Moudaber, MAKJ, Bear Hands, the Magician, Young & Sick, Unlocking the Truth, Saints of Valory, Carbon Airways, UZ, Syd Arthur, Bicep, Drowners
Sunday April 13 and 20: Arcade Fire, Beck, Calvin Harris, Neutral Milk Hotel, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, Motorhead, Alesso, Duck Sauce, Little Dragon, Beady Eye, Flosstradamus, the Toy Dolls, the 1975, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, Chance the Rapper, Laurent Garnier, Krewella, Rudimental, STRFKR, Fishbone, Trombone Shorty, AlunaGeorge, Art Department, Flight Facilities, Frank Turner, John Newman, Maceo Plex, Superchunk, Bombino, Daughter, Bad Manners, Surfer Blood, Lee Burridge, Poolside, Classixx, Showtex, James Vincent McMorrow, Bo Ningen, Aeroplane, Ratking, Jhene Aiko, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Factory Floor, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anna Lunoe, the Martinez Brothers, Scuba, John Beaver