Bill displays strong emphasis on indie rock, returning acts
Vampire Weekend, as well as the reunited Postal Service. Lou Reed and New Order are among the most prominent older acts on the bill, as well as two separate appearances from Nick Cave (as frontman for both the Bad Seeds and side project Grinderman). Electronic dance music acts are surprisingly thin on this year’s bill compared to previous outings, with Moby, Bassnectar and Benny Benassi among the few high-profile spinners. For the second straight year, the Indio-based festival will showcase identical lineups on two consecutive weekends, starting April 12-14 and repeating on April 19-21. Last year’s festival grossed an estimated $47 million over both weekends.