Beastie Boys and Chili Peppers for Coachella 2003!

United States United States | | 19 February 2003

Having been hailed as "The Best American Festival" by Rolling Stone  and "Probably The Best Festival In The World" by the NME, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival promises "a truly diverse line-up of music on two musical stages and in two dance tents spread out over 78 acres amid gorgeous desert sunsets, towering palm trees and mountainous views."

Returning Coachella performers include: Queens of the Stone Age, Underworld, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Groove Armada (this year with a live performance), and Thievery CorporationThe White Stripes, Primal Scream, N*E*R*D, Idlewild, Badly DrawBlack Eyed PeasGomez and Felix da Housecat are also carrying the flags for rock, electronic, dance and hip hop on this year's line-up.

The Festival will also include a smattering of fresh newcomers in the form of The Libertines, The Music and The Polyphonic Spree among others.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday, February 22 at 10:00 AM.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (213) 480-3232, at all Ticketmaster retail ticket centers or via  General admission tickets for each day are priced at $75.00, with a limited amount of 2-day tickets available for $140.00.  In the Coachella festival tradition, there is free parking and the doors to the venue will open at noon on both days.  Parking lots open at 10:00 AM.

"It's been amazing to watch Coachella grow and to receive such positive feedback from the artists, the fans and the media," says promotor Paul Tollett,  "We take true pride in this year's line-up.  There are performers from around the world, like Mexico, Sweden and Germany as well as North America and the U.K. We strive to present great music in a hassle-free, comfortable environment with nice weather." 

For more info on Coachella 2003, click here.

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