Now that 2011’s buzz has been calculated and its top 10 lists compiled, music fans can finally focus on what’s really important: their packing list for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Coachella kicks off the 2012 festival season with two consecutive three-day weekends this April 13-22. Highlights of the lineup include sets by Radiohead, the Black Keys and Dr. Dre with Snoop Dogg, and cult favorites like Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein’s Wild Flag and your cool older brother’s favorite reclusive songwriter, Jeff Mangum.
But the festival also draws a host of up-and-coming indie acts like 2011 Internet darlings Real Estate and GIRLS, as well as surprise viral sensation Azealia Banks.
This weekend of desert music can be yours for a cool $285, though VIP tickets can range up to the rock star price of $1,300. Tickets go on sale through Coachella’s website Jan. 13, but the website site has already been crashing from too many visits since the lineup was announced.