DESERT SESSIONS – IN THE DESERT!

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.”

Pixies are scheduled to play just before headliners Radiohead on night one of the event. Following Radiohead, German, experimental stalwarts [a][/a] will perform on the Dance Stage.

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:

Air

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead

Atmosphere

Basement Jaxx (live)

Belle & Sebastian

Black Keys

Bright Eyes

BRMC

Broken Social Scene

The Cure

Cursive

Death Cab for Cutie

Desert Sessions

Dizzee Rascal

Future Sound of London

Hieroglyphics

International Noise Conspiracy

Junior Senior

LCD Soundsystem

Le Tigre

Moving Units

The Pixies

Prefuse 73

Radiohead

Sahara Hotnights

Sidestepper

Sleepy Jackson

Sparta

The Sounds

Stereolab

The Stills

Turbonegro

The Thrills

Thursday

Wilco

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