Jay-Z to Headline 2010 Coachella Music & Arts Festival
Jay-Z will co-headline his second U.S. music festival in the past year when he plays Coachella this April. Today, (Jan.19) organizers announced the line-up for the three-day music fest which is scheduled for April 16-18 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. The Brooklyn rapper, will close up shop on Friday night (Apr. 16), while Brit bands Muse and Gorillaz will follow suit respectively Saturday and Sunday.
The complete lineup for the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival features more than 130 bands running the gamut of reclusive funk masters Sly and the Family Stone, reunited indie rockers Pavement, and electro-pop favorites MGMT. In addition to Jay-Z, other hip-hop artists on the roster include De La Soul, Wale and B.o.B. Show promoters predict that ticket sales will go through the roof with this year's eclectic array of performers. Last year, Coachella earned the top spot for highest grossing festival in the United States, pulling in over $15 million thanks to first-night headliner Paul McCartney and 150,000 attendees during the three-day span.
Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan. 22) at 10AM PST. Three-day ticket packages are available through Ticketmaster for $269 and fans have the recession-friendly option of purchasing their tickets on layaway, a practice which rolled over from last year's concert. Visit Coachella.com for more details and to view the full 2010 line-up.