Coachella Festival expands to two weekends

The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Feist, The Weeknd and Bon Iver will invade Indio at this year’s Coachella Festival.

The lineup for the 2012 Coachella Arts & Music Festival has been announced.

Along with a few big changes.

For the first time, the Coachella Festival will span two weekends this year.

The lineup was unveiled Monday in the form of the festival’s new poster on the Coachella Facebook page.

Hip-hop legend and Shady/Aftermath producer Dr. Dre, The Black Keys, Radiohead and The Shins are among the acts that will invade the California desert community of Indio for six days of music: April 13-15 and April 20-22.

Britain’s own Florence & The Machine, the recently arrested Snoop Dogg and dance music hit-makers Swedish House Mafia also round out the lineup of headliners.

Swedish punk rockers Refused will play their first show in 14 years at the 2012 festival.

Coachella is one of the premier annual events on the Hollywood social calendar. The fest routinely draws a bevy of celebrities, who swap their red carpet fashions for tank tops, Daisy Dukes and several hours of hobnobbing in the blazing hot sun.

The celebs have also been known to bring a bit of controversy.

Organizers of last year’s celeb-lauded Coachella Fest sent a giant “Forget You!” to former Goodie Mob/Gnarls Barkley frontman Cee Lo Green. The Grammy-nominated star was left fuming after his set at the annual event was cut short.

Cee Lo insisted that a delayed flight to the rural region was to blame for him showing up 25 minutes late for his Saturday afternoon set.

Of course, that didn’t shield the star from the boos and jeers of disgruntled fans who spent hours anticipating his performance. His mic was unceremoniously cut off by festival officials.

Incensed, Cee Lo responded by leaving the stage in a huff. He reportedly proceeded to put a towel on top of his head and storm off stage in true tantrum fashion.

Top that, Radiohead!

Tickets go on sale Friday.

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