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Pop / Rock 03/02/2006

Coachella 2006 Line-up Announced

INDIO, CA. (COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL) - Headliners Depeche Mode (Saturday, April 29) and Tool (Sunday, April 30) are among the 80-plus acts set for the seventh annual COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA. Other artists confirmed for America's most critically acclaimed music festival include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, Scissor Sisters, Coheed and Cambria, Matisyahu, James Blunt, Common and returning COACHELLA performers Atmosphere, Bloc Party, Hybrid, Ladytron, Mogwai, Paul Oakenfold, The Section Quartet, Sigur Rós, stellastarr* and Sunday headliners TOOL (the complete line-up-as of 1/31-is listed below).

"We've always heard so much about Coachella," said Saturday headliners Depeche Mode, "so it'll be a real honor to headline the festival. It's going to be fantastic to see our devoted Southern California fans out in the desert while greeting a few new faces."

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 4 at 12 Noon and are available through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (213) 480-3232 and at all Ticketmaster retail ticket centers or via www.ticketmaster.com. General admission tickets are priced at $85.00 for a one-day ticket and $165.00 for two-day pass, plus applicable service charges and a $1 donation per day for charity. In addition, fans can also purchase a two-day pass which includes a pre-order of the COACHELLA documentary DVD for $190.00, plus a $2 donation to charity and all applicable service charges (DVD's will be shipped out separately approximately two-three weeks prior to the festival). Note that there is an eight ticket limit per person. In the COACHELLA festival tradition, there is free parking and the doors to the venue will open at 11:00 AM on both days. Parking lots and the box office open at 9:00 AM.

In addition, camping passes will go sale at the same time and are available for anyone 18 and over. The cost is $35 for a three-night stay (Friday, April 28 at 3:00 PM through Monday, May 1 at 10:00 AM).

The campground facilities include a general store, food court, restrooms, showers and shade areas. The COACHELLA campground is conveniently located adjacent to the festival grounds and campers may park in a special camping parking lot next to the campground. Parking is included with the price of each camping ticket.

For information about nearby hotels, camping facilities, restaurants and more, check out www.coachella.com.

The COACHELLA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL line-up (as of 1/31) is as follows:

Saturday, April 29th:

Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Rós, Common, Damian Marley, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, Ladytron , Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, HARD-Fi, Derrick Carter, Devendra Banhart, She Wants Revenge, The Walkmen, The Juan Maclean, Audio Bullys, Imogen Heap, Lady Sovereign, Deerhoof, The Duke Spirit, Editors, stellastarr*, Lyrics Born, Matt Costa, The New Amsterdams, The Zutons, Platinum Piped Pipers, White Rose Movement, Chris Liberator, Colette, Joey Beltram, Hybrid, Wolfmother, The Like, Living Things, Nine Black Alps, The Section Quartet, Infadels, Youth Group, Shy FX & T Power, Infusion.

Sunday, April 30:

Tool, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, Paul Oakenfold, Scissor Sisters, Matisyahu, James Blunt, TV on the Radio, Sleater-Kinney, Mogwai, Coheed and Cambria, Gnarls Barkley, Coldcut, Phoenix, Digable Planets, Amadou & Mariam, Little Louie Vega, Mylo (DJ Set), Seu Jorge, Wolf Parade, The Go! Team, Kaskade, Metric, Art Brut, Dungen, The Dears, Jamie Lidell, The Magic Numbers, Los Amigos Invisibles, Jazzanova, Michael Mayer, Mates of State, Gilles Peterson, Gabriel & Dresden, The Subways, Minus the Bear, Be Your Own Pet, Giant Drag, Kristina Sky, The Octopus Project.

Stay tuned for updated line-ups in the weeks leading up to the festival.






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