The Stone Roses and Blur amongst Coachella headliners

  • 25 January 2013
  • From the section Music
The Stone Roses
The Stones Roses form part of this year's headline acts

Organisers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers as the headline acts for 2013.

The 14th annual music festival will attract more than 80,000 people to the desert town of Indio, California.

It will be the second year of splitting the event into two identical weekends to accommodate high demand for tickets.

Weekend one will take place 12-14 April and weekend two will be 19-21 April.

Tupac Shakur hologram
A hologram of late rapper Tupac Shakur appeared on stage in 2012

Both British headline acts for 2013 are groups who have successfully reformed after becoming popular in the early 1990s.

Blur reformed for live shows in 2009 after members went their separate ways following the recording of 2003's Think Tank. They also performed an Olympic closing concert in London's Hyde Park in the summer of 2012.

The Stone Roses played their first live shows in 2012 after 15 years apart.

Their date in California is part of a wider tour, which will also see shows at London's Finsbury Park and Glasgow Green in June.

Other names on the Coachella festival bill include Alt-J, the XX, Hot Chip, La Roux, James Blake, Paul Oakenfold and Of Monsters And Men.

Other additions over the weekend include rap veterans Wu-Tang Clan, Jake Bugg, Sigur Ros, The Lumineers, Moby, Band of Horses, Jessie Ware and Biffy Clyro.

In 2012, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre made headlines as they used a hologram of late rapper Tupac Shakur on stage.

Rihanna at Coachella
Rihanna at last year's festival

Festival passes for both weekends go on sale Tuesday 29 January at 10am PST (1800 GMT).

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