The California festival will take place next April

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced its dates for 2009.

The California desert festival is set to take place between April 17 and 19 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio.

Organisers have also announced that country music festival Stagecoach will take place at the same location the following weekend, April 25 and 26.

Festival line-ups and ticket sales information are expected to be announced in the coming months.

This year’s Coachella headliners included The Verve, Portishead, Prince, Roger Waters and The Raconteurs. Stagecoach 2008 featured The Eagles, Rascal Flatts and Glen Campbell.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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