For the first time ever the Coachella Music & Art festival will take place over 2 weekends in April. The official list of participants hit the web this morning and will include the Black Keys, Radiohead,the Shins, Snoop Dogg, the Swedish House Mafia and Kaskade, with Dr. Dre closing down the festival on Sunday, April 22nd.
Promoters say that the option to add an additional weekend came from extremely high ticket demand. “The thought of this selling out super quick, and the only people who get to go are the people who bought the first minute or bought tickets for more than they sold for, that didn’t seem great to us,” AEG promoter Paul Tollett said. “We didn’t want to go with more people and ruin the experience. We can’t add a midnight show, and we didn’t want to add another city or raise the ticket price. So we decided to add another weekend.”
The first on April 13-15 and the second on April 20-22, with each weekend is a separate ticket.