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We Can Haz Coachella Line-Up!
Your sleepless nights of anxiously awaiting an official announcement are over. After a plethora of postponements, swirling rumors and premature prattle, the 2009 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival roster is finally here.
At approximately 12:26 AM, festival organizers divulged one of the most highly anticipated line-ups of the year via their website. And this year's bill boasts an eclectic array of 120 some-odd acts, spanning both old and new. Prominent headliners from times past like Paul McCartney, Morrissey, the Cure, Leonard Cohen and My Bloody Valentine will all rock alongside contemporary artists like Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, TV on the Radio, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, Crystal Castles, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Lupe Fiasco.
Of course, Los Angeles will be well represented by exemplary locals, such as X, Silversun Pickups, Peanut Butter Wolf, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, People Under The Stairs, No Age, the Airborne Toxic Event, thenewno2, the Aggrolites and the Knux.
The fine folks who organized this year's event have certainly put their money where their mouth is. We could die a happy website if we heard 1991's Loveless in its entirety, Morrissey with Johnny Marr and practically anything from 1979's Three Imaginary Boys. But we won't push our luck....
So was it worth the agonizingly long wait?
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