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Coachella Expands to 3 Days, followed by a 2-Day Country Fest

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Because you really can't get too much of a good thing, the good people of Goldenvoice announced last night that this year's hugely successful Coachella music and arts festival will grow to a three-day-and-night affair on the sprawling polo fields in Indio outside Palm Springs.

The Miracle Mile concert promoters also announced that the weekend after Coachella they will throw a two-day country festival that will include stages for alt-country, bluegrass, and even storytelling.

Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Lucinda Williams, Sparrow Quarter featuring Bela Fleck, Garrison Keillor, Red Steagall, and Nickel Creek have all agreed to perform, among others.

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Last year's Coachella featured a diverse range of acts from Madonna to Depeche Mode to Gnarls Barkley to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Matisyahu, Daft Punk, The Go! Team, Be Your Own Pet, Wolfmother, Tool, and Kayne West.

photo by jerry milton via flickr