2008 Coachella Music Festival Lineup Announced

By Rich King on January 23, 2008

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INDIO, Calif. — The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has announced its lineup for this year's event, which is scheduled to take place April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

Coachella founder Paul Tollet said more than 125 acts will perform at this year's festival, including Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, who will reportedly perform Floyd's landmark "Dark Side of the Moon" album in its entirety with his current touring band.

Other headliners on the bill include German electronica pioneers Kraftwerk, English trip-hop pioneers Portishead, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab For Cutie, The Raconteurs and The Verve.

The Breeders, the reunited Love And Rockets, Rilo Kiley, Justice, M.I.A., Sasha & Digweed, Fatboy Slim, Madness and Battles are also on the bill.

Portishead has not appeared live in the United States for more than a decade. The pioneering U.K. act has a new, as-yet-untitled album due in April internationally, with U.S. details yet to be revealed.

The newly-reunited Verve will also be playing the States for the first time since splitting in 1999, while the Raconteurs, featuring the White Stripes' Jack White, will be promoting their sophomore album, which is expected to drop in late spring or early summer.

Tollet also confirmed that he will be co-producing an East Coast version of the festival, with Radiohead as a likely headliner, in August at the 1,200-acre Liberty State Park in New Jersey. The park is located close to the Statue of Liberty and offers a panoramic view of the New York City skyline.

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