The list of additions includes a highly appropriate set from Josh Homme's Desert Sessions...
DESERT SESSIONS, the project put together by Queens Of The Stone Age mainman JOSH HOMME, The Sleepy Jackson, THE STILLS and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, will join a reunited Pixies, THE CURE and RADIOHEAD at CALIFORNIA’s COACHELLA FESTIVAL this May.
Bright Eyes, Pixies, Moving Units, Turbonegro, Junior Senior, LCD Soundsystem, Wilco and Pixies will also perform over the two day long event running May 1-2 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California.
Promoters have been working on putting the fifth instalment of Coachella, for almost a full year but according to partner Paul Tollett, getting Pixies on the bill had been on his personal wish-list for years.
“I can’t put it all on me,” Tollett said of the band’s upcoming reunion. “I wish I could take the credit. Mark Geiger [co-founder of Lollapalooza] . . . he called one day and said, ‘Don’t tell a soul, but do you think you’d be interested in Pixies?’ I’m like ‘Yeah!’ He said, ‘What about the first play of Pixies?’ I’m like, ‘Even better!’ When you’re a festival promoter you dream of moments like that.”
Tickets go on sale Valentine’s Day, February 14 and cost $75 for a day ticket or $141 for a weekend pass.
At press time the full line up is:
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead
Basement Jaxx (live)
Belle & Sebastian
Broken Social Scene
Death Cab for Cutie
Future Sound of London
International Noise Conspiracy