On Jan. 24, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival lineup for 2013 was announced on the organization's site 76 days in advance of the first weekend of the two weekend event.
The annual gathering that takes extreme talent to the California desert includes groups as diverse as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, New Order, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Stone Roses, to name a portion of the headliners headliners.
Also performing at the Golden State venue on the same bill are Lou Reed, Social Distortion, Wu-Tang Clan, 2 Chainz, Early Sweatshirt, Pretty Lights, Knife Party, and a host of other musicians that rock every imaginable genre, up to and including hip hop, hard rock, and electronic.
All will hit the Inland Empire at the Empire Polo Club in Indio in an outdoor arena where temperatures have been known to reach a burning 115 degrees. However, this kind of heat will probably come from the bands and not from the sun since the event takes place in the spring and not the summer.
Last year, plenty of celebrities took the trip to Indio to take in the sounds and sights of this popular spring ritual. Among those luminaries who live in Hollywood were Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Katy Perry, to name just three.
That said, Coachella 2013 will be held in the California desert the weekend of April 12 to April 14 and again the weekend of April 19 to April 20. Passes to this yearly festival are available starting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 29.