Coachella 2012 Lineup Creates Annual Music Fan Freakout

Coachella 2012 Lineup Creates Annual Music Fan Freakout: Now that 2011’s buzz has been calculated and its top 10 lists compiled, music fans can finally focus on what’s really important: their packing list for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Coachella kicks off the 2012 festival season with two consecutive three-day weekends this April 13-22. Highlights of the lineup include sets by Radiohead, the Black Keys and Dr. Dre with Snoop Dogg, and cult favorites like Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein’s Wild Flag and your cool older brother’s favorite reclusive songwriter, Jeff Mangum. Read More…

Coachella 2012 Line Up Released Jay-Z and Beyonce Announce Birth of Blue Ivy

Coachella 2012 Line Up Released Jay-Z and Beyonce Announce Birth of Blue Ivy: The roster for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2012 is out. The featured musical acts include The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre with Snoop Dogg. Jimmy Cliff, Arctic Monkeys, the Shins, Florence and the Machine, and At The Drive-In are also set to perform. The event will be held in Indio, Calif. April 13-15 and April 20-22.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Announce Birth of Blue Ivy: Jay-Z and Beyonce posted a note online yesterday announcing the birth of their first daughter Blue Ivy. The joint note read, in part, “Life just got REALLY good. Hello Hello Baby Blue! We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven.” Blue Ivy, the note went on to say “was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs.” Jay-Z has already released a song celebrating the birth.

Coachella 2012 Remaining $285 Passes to go on sale Friday

Coachella 2012 Remaining $285 Passes to go on sale Friday: Three-day passes for the two April weekends of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be available on the fest’s official site beginning at 10 a.m. Friday PST. Since the lineup was announced Monday afternoon, the Coachella site has been struggling to manage the traffic influx and has been largely shut down.

Rapper Dr. Dre will close the 2012 edition of the annual Indio festival, to be held for the first time over consecutive weekends, the first April 13-15 and the second April 20-22. Each weekend, featuring identical lineups, is a separate ticket. Only weekend passes are available.

Titckets were first sold for the 2012 editions of Coachella in June 2011. They were available for only a week, and it was unknown how many were snatched in the initial on-sale. Though the event was 10 months out and artists had yet to be announced, multiplying Coachella into separate festivals to be staged over consecutive April weekends didn’t seem to lessen the immediate rush for tickets. Wait times for tickets varies, but a 35-minute queue wasn’t out of the ordinary. Read More…