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Coachella Announces Set Times, Adds The Pixies To The Mix

People enjoying a concert at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
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Coachella friends, get ready for a great weekend of music. The festival heads released today the set times for weekend one, and added The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas and The Pixies to the roster.

We know you must be asking: "How can The Pixies rock out without Kim Deal?" We'll just have to you know, deal with it. (I'll show myself out the door now.)

The desert music festival hits Indio this Friday, and the lineup for weekend two is expected to be released this time next week, according to Coachella's Twitter.

The real dreaded question is "just how bad are the conflicts this year?" You won't have to tear your hair out on Friday but you might be cursing at the music gods for the Sunday scheduling, which we'll get to in a moment.

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On Friday, Outkast will close out the night with little problems. You can hop on over to the Coachella Stage for the long-awaited reunion right after The Knife. There will definitely be some hard choices in the electronic music world as Girl Talk, Flume, Hot Since 82 and Zedd are all pitted against each other. It's hard to choose what kind of dance party you want that night. And if you even make it out to the fest early enough that day, you'll have to decide between some female-leading indie crooners—Wye Oak or Waxahatchee. Girl fight!

You might have to make the hard choice on Saturday on whether you should ditch Muse halfway through their set to check out Nas. Other than that, the only major conflict might be between Queens of the Stone Age and Empire of the Sun. Oh, and who do you love more? Pharrell or Darkside? Does Julian Casablancas or Holy Ghost! make you happier? We ask the tough questions.

Now, Sunday...excuse me while I wipe a bead of sweat off of my brow. We've definitely seen worse in previous years on scheduling conflicts, so Sunday isn't comparatively as bad. But it's going to be hard to not get to finish out Disclosure to make it in time for Arcade Fire's set. And Motörhead fans will have to decide if they should even see them at all. One of the most upsetting conflicts is Neutral Milk Hotel and AlunaGeorge hitting the same dinner-time set. And while we know Chance the Rapper would be fun, Classixx might make for an upbeat dance party.

And to help you plan out your schedule with the under-the-radar acts, we put together a list of 15 gems you should check out.

Hey, but if all of this is making you too anxious, at least you can get your stress-eating on with Coachella's pretty epic food line-up. And if you're not even attending weekend one, remember you can watch a live-stream of the fest on YouTube.

You can check out the full set times here.

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