Beastie Boys and Chili Peppers for Coachella 2003!
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19 February 2003
The Californian Festival returns for its fourth year on April 26 and 27 with an all-star line-up. An unparalleled cutting-edge
musical experience in a peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful setting that last year attracted 55,000 music fans
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 Corporation.
The White Stripes, Primal Scream, N*E*R*D, Idlewild, Badly
DrawBlack Eyed Peas, Gomez 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
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 www.ticketmaster.com. 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.