JUST DESERTS!

More rumours surrounding the line-up also appear…

The first confirmed details have been announced for this year’s COACHELLA FESTIVAL.

The Californian event will return for its sixth instalment between April 30 – May 1, it was announced last night (January 20).

The annual event will again take place at the Empire Polo Field in the desert city of Indio, two hours outside of Los Angeles.

Last year’s event, which boasted headlining sets from a reunited Pixies, Radiohead and The Cure, helped the festival sell out for the first time in its history, drawing over 50,000 patrons each day.

Though the 2005 line up is still under wraps, Coldplay are rumoured to be headlining on one night of the event.

NME.COM has also learned Snow Patrol are also expected to play.

“I would really like to just having spoken to people who’ve been to it before, it sounds amazing. I’d love to do it,” singer Alex Kapranos told NME.COM in December.

Bassist Bob Hardy added, “It’ll probably be one of our first shows of the year.”

Current ShockWaves NME Awards Tour 2005 headliners Keane, will head back to the desert for the second time, hoping to make up for their show last year according to frontman Brandon Flowers.

“I had a terrible experience last year at Coachella,” he told NME.COM. “It wasn’t something in particular. It was the last gig of an eight week tour, we hadn’t been home and it was 113 degrees and the crowd just wasn’t into it so I’m looking forward to redeeming our Coachella experience this year.”

Other who’ve told NME.COM they have been asked to play are Bloc Party, Hot Hot Heat, Phoenix and Radio 4. Rumoured acts also include Secret Machines, [/a], [a], The Bravery and [a][/a].