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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.]

Friday April 25th

Jack Johnson
The Verve
The Raconteurs
The Breeders
Fatboy Slim
Tegan and Sara
The Swell Season
The National
Animal Collective
Slightly Stoopid
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Aesop Rock
Midnight Juggernauts
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Minus the Bear
Spank Rock
Dan Le Sac Vs. Scoobius Pip
Adam Freeland
Santo Gold
Jens Lekman
John butler Trio
Vampire Weekend
Dan Deacon
Architecture in Helsinki
Sandra Collins
Busy P
Cut Copy
Black Lips
Professor Murder
Reverend and the Makers
The Bees
Rogue Wave
American Bang
Lucky I Am

Saturday April 26th

Death Cab for Cutie
Cafe Tacuba
Sasha & Digweed
Rilo Kiley
Dwight Yoakam
Hot Chip
Cold War Kids
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Flogging Molly
Mark Ronson
Scars on Broadway
Enter Shikari
Calvin Harris
Boyz Noise
Junkie XL
Cinematic Orchestra
Jamie T
The Teenagers
VHS or Beta
Erol Alkan
Yo Majesty!
Little Brother
Bonde Do Role
St. Vincent
Akron Family
Institubes DJs
Surkin, Para One and Orgasmic
James Wabiela
The Bird and the Bee
Grand Ole Party
New Young Pony Club
120 Days
Electric Touch

Sunday April 27

Roger Waters ("Dark Side of the Moon")
Love and Rockets
My Morning Jacket
Gogol Bordello
The Streets
Danny Tenaglia
Simian Mobile Disco
Booka Shade
Dmitri From Paris
The Field
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Les Savy Fav
The Cool Kids
Sons & Daughters
Holy F--
Black Kids
Black Mountain
The Annuals
Kid Sister with A-Trak
Man Man
I'm From Barcelona
Manchester Orchestra
The Horrors
Austin TV
Shout Out Louds
Brett Dennen

Word up and thanks be to the LA Times' Music Blog for the above listing.