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The Stars of Coachella 2012

by Rob Harvilla

The Stars of Coachella 2012

About this playlist

The first thing to know about Coachella 2012 is it is apparently already sold out, so, uh, time to hit up Craigslist. The second thing to know is that it'll be worth it. The annual indie-rock-centric fete out in Indio, Calif., is expanding to two consecutive three-day April weekends, apparently with identical lineups, which is a pretty amazing feat -- as is the lineup itself. You've got everyone from obvious picks (Radiohead, The Shins) to gala reunions (At the Drive-In, Pulp), from upstart rock stars (The Black Keys, Bon Iver) to upstart dance-music gods (Swedish House Mafia, Avicii). Plus Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, alongside, like, several dozen other huge names. Here's a quick playlist of the brightest lights to get you started; be advised that the Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds song included here is awesome.