Huge Names like Dr. Dre and Radiohead Headline Coachella

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, better known to festival-goers as simply Coachella, was set to have a huge lineup this year with Black Sabbath coming together for a reunion hard rock fans weren’t soon to forget. It was a huge disappointment when just prior to the official lineup announcement, Black Sabbath had to withdraw after finding out that guitarist Tony Iommi had been diagnosed with lymphoma. Coachella organizers seemed to be fully prepared for such an event, quickly coming out with the fill-in lineup. But sloppy seconds these are not.

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are set to fill in for the show’s finale spot which it’s thought had been originally slotted for Black Sabbath. It seems the two hip hop stars may have already been scheduled for the show, but The Black Keys did not appear in the original lineup and they now too, along with Radiohead, will step in to fill out the show.

The lineup switch-up sets the tone for another twist the show will take: this is the first year that the festival will run for two weekends in a row, with the same lineup playing all dates. Those dates are April 13 – 15 and April 20 – 22 and the festival will be held in Indio, California. Other artists to take the stage include Pulp, the Arctic Monkeys, and the High Flying Birds, which is a band formed by former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher.

The festival is sure to be three days full of some great hip hop and rock from all around the world! You can buy a full-weekend festival pass, and they go on sale on this week.

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