McCartney, Killers, and Cure Headline Coachella

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Paul McCartney / Photo courtesy paulmccartney.com
WRITTEN BY
Larry Fitzmaurice

After months of speculation, the official lineup for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has been announced. Paul McCartney, the Killers, and the Cure will headline the 10th annual event, set for April 17-19 at Indio, CA's Empire Polo Field.

"I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world," said McCartney, who will be making his first appearance at the fest. "I'm really excited to get out there and rock!"

Other highlights: Morrissey, Leonard Cohen, and My Bloody Valentine, who were originally approached to perform at last year's Coachella but were not prepared. Amy Winehouse is also slated to appear in what will be her first major U.S. show since performing at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, the Hold Steady, Mastodon, Paul Weller, X, Peter Bjorn and John, Fleet Foxes, and Thievery Corporation are also confirmed for the event.

Check out the full lineup below. Tickets are available now via Coachella's official website.

COACHELLA 2009 LINEUP:

Friday, April 17: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Beirut, the Black Keys, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, the Ting Tings, the Crystal Method, Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, the Airborne Toxic Event, We Are Scientists, N.A.S.A., Patton & Rahzel, M. Ward, the Presets, the Hold Steady, A Place to Bury Strangers, Felix da Housecat, Buraka Som Sistema, Ryan Bingham, Bajofondo, Peanut Butter Wolf, Noah & the Whale, White Lies, The Bug, Alberta Cross, Los Campesinos!, Craze & Klever, Molotov, Switch, Gui Boratto, Steve Aoki, the Aggrolites, People Under the Stairs, the Courteeners, Cage the Elephant, Dear and the Headlights.

Saturday, April 18: The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Atmosphere, Mastodon, TRAV$DJ-AM, Henry Rollins, Crookers, Turbonegro, Hercules and Love Affair, Superchunk, Glasvegas, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Booker T & the DBT's, Amanda Palmer, The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One (Live), Calexico, Liars, Bob Mould Band, Zane Lowe, Electric Touch, Blitzen Trapper, James Morrison, Drop the Lime, Glass Candy, Thenewno2, Gang Gang Dance, Billy Talent, Ida Maria, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Zizek, Cloud Cult, Tinariwen.

Sunday, April 19: The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, Lupe Fiasco, Paul Weller, Peter Bjorn and John, X, Antony & the Johnsons, Roni Size, Public Enemy, Jenny Lewis, Groove Armada, Paolo Nutini, Christopher Lawrence, Lykke Li, the Kills, Okkervil River, M.A.N.D.Y., Clipse, Sebastien Tellier, Fucked Up, Perry Farrell, the Horrors, Late of the Pier, K'naan, Junior Boys, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Supermayer, No Age, Vivian Girls, Shepard Fairey, Themselves, Gaslight Anthem, The Knux, Mexican Institute of Sound, the Night Marchers, Marshall Barnes.

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