DESERT STORM!

Well, the first night - and the return of the Pixies is cited as a major factor...

The first night of CALIFORNIA’s COACHELLA music festival has completely sold out.

Tickets for the May 1 date of the event featuring Radiohead, Pixies and

a reunited Stereolab reached their capacity last weekend.

Also playing on the Saturday are Josh Homme’s ‘Desert Sessions’, LCD Sound System, Pixies and Death Cab for Cutie.

Though Radiohead are a sizeable draw in nearby Los Angeles, able to sell out

two nights at the Hollywood Bowl, sources close to the festival say the Stereolab‘ first festival performance of

the year has drawn a lot of attention. The live series of CDs they have been doing from all of their comeback dates has already sold out of its pre-sale Coachella allotment.

Weekend passes for Coachella are also sold out. Only $75 tickets for Coachella’s Sunday night, May 2, headlined by the The Cure, remain. Also playing on night two are Dizzee Rascal, Air, [/a], [a] and [a][/a].