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Coachella '08 Lineup Announced

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The moment has finally materialized: The official lineup for the three-day mega music fest in the middle of nowhere (aka Empire Polo Field in Indio) has been announced.

Start putting those Susan B. Anthonys in your piggy banks now, music fans. 3-Day passes will run you $269.00 (+ $3 charity + applicable service fees), and single day passes are $90 (+ $1 charity + applicable service fees). If you're just picking one day, be ready to tell Ticketmaster which day you want. That doesn't count the cash you'll be forking over for water, beer, sunscreen, pizza, or hits of E. We know they don't use a different calendar in Mexico, so we can't figure out why the official Coachella site says tickets for the 2008 spectacle go on sale Saturday January 25th (when Saturday is the 26th).

Oh, but which day to pick? Should you don your board shorts and take in headliner Jack Johnson and his feel good vibes on Friday the 25th (which will also allow you to see great bands like Stars, Tegan and Sara, Fatboy Slim, Rogue Wave, Architecure in Helsinki, and The Bees, along with 90s throwback The Breeders)?

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Or perhaps you'd rather get jolted out of your Portishead trance by the potentially assaulting tones of Kraftwerk just in time to get philosophical with the boys from Death Cab For Cutie on Saturday night (hello, M.I.A., New Young Pony Club, Rilo Kiley, Cold War Kids, Stephen Malkmus, The Bird and the Bee and...I'm sorry, what does that say? Dwight Yoakam?).

Then again, you can always rock out with Roger Waters on Sunday and say farewell to the fest with Sia, Love and Rockets, Metric, My Morning Jacket, Autolux, Gogol Bordello, Spiritualized and poet Linton Kwesi Johnson (WTF? Don't get me started on his strange visit to CSULA a couple of years ago).

After the jump, the full lineup. [Thus far is still running last year's list on their "Lineup" link.]