Coachella fans, the wait is over.
Psst . . . pass it on, read the post, attached with an all too familiar poster filled with all too familiar names.
Headlining Coachella 2012 are The Black Keys (who played last year), Radiohead, and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, who will wrap up the festival on both Sundays.
We use the word both, as this year's festival is doubling up.
As announced back in May, in order to make the festival and its artists available to even more fans (Coachella 2011 sold out in a mere six days), this year's festivities were expanded to two weekends: Apr. 13-15 and Apr. 20-22.
Both weekends will have identical headliners, supporting lineups, artworks, food vendors and so on.
We know many of you were unable to attend this year's festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated. We were truly surprised by the overwhelming response and remain honored by your passion and enthusiasm. ... We hope that these changes will give everyone the opportunity to purchase directly from Coachella.com, organizers wrote on the Coachella Web site at the time.
As always, festivalgoers will have plenty of shows to choose from -- some of which may overlap each other during the three-day desert spectacular. Besides the big headliners, here are some other gems to watch at Coachella 2012.
Highlights from Day One: Explosions in the Sky, M83, Frank Ocean (a favorite of Jay-Z and Kanye West), Wolf Gang and M. Ward (who usually makes up one half of She & Him with Zooey Deschanel), Refused, the return of Mazzy Star and Cat Power
Highlights from Day Two: the Shins, Andrew Bird, Jeff Mangum, Feist, St. Vincent, Manchester Orchestra, Kaiser Chiefs and Laura Marling
Highlights from Day Three: Santigold (who has a new album out in the spring), At the Drive-In, Florence and the Machine, the Weeknd and Egypt 80
Last year, the three-day festival, headlined by Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon and Kanye West, drew a record crowd of some 75,000 people per day. The event also attracted some famous concertgoers, including Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kristen Dunst and Danny DeVito.
Tickets for Coachella 2012 go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. at Coachella.com.
Are you going to Coachella this year? What do you think of the lineup?