Rapper Jay-Z (photo: www.jay-z.com)
Rapper Jay-Z (photo: www.jay-z.com)

Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Vampire Weekend, Faith No More, Pavement and more than 100 other groups top this year’s lineup at the 11th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival April 16-18 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

Here’s the lineup announced this week:

Jay-Z headlines April 16. Other acts the first day include LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Ltd., The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo & The Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace and Pablo Hassan.

Muse is the headliner for a Saturday jammed with music, including performances by sets by Faith NoMore, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ’s, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopelados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train and Frank Turner.

Sunday’s headliner animated British group Gorillaz. Also are Pavement, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Mute Math, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic and One Eskimo.

Coachella is offering a number of options, including more camping options for cars, RVs and tents. Festivalgoers will get in-and-out privileges for all three days for the first time in Coachella history.

Tickets for Coachella go on sale Friday (Jan. 22) at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations and Coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes are $269.00, plus surcharges. More details on layaway, camping options and up-to-the minute information, can be found at the festival Web site.

For those looking to streamline the weekend’s experience, Coachella has teamed with Valley Music Travel to provide exclusive travel packages, local hotel shuttle transportation and private home rentals with VIP access.

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