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Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg Headline 2012 Coachella Festival


Legendary producer Dr. Dre and former protégé Snoop Dogg will hop into their time machines and make like it’s 1992 again, recombining forces to close out this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in mid-April. The west coast veterans join fellow headliners Radiohead and The Black Keys for the California festival, which is held in the valley of Indio, just east of Palm Springs.

The 2012 edition of the gets a revamp, as attendees will get to enjoy the festivities over two weekends: April 13-15 and April 20-22 – a first for Coachella. The lineup was revealed Monday [January 9], although updated ticketing information has not been released. Tickets for the 2012 Coachella event went on sale in 2011, and the wildly popular event is coming off its second sell-out year.  Tickets were priced at a whopping $269 (not including service fees) and the weekends are all considered separate ticketed events and not all-inclusive.

Joining Dre and Snoop in the Hip-Hop arena are underground darlings Company Flow, Kendrick Lamar, Odd Future (billed here as Wolf Gang), Frank Ocean and the red-hot A$AP Rocky. Female MC on the rise Azealia Banks will also make her first appearance at the festival. Drake collaborator The Weeknd will also grace Coachella stages, which will serve as his U.S. debut.

The poster including the full lineup was posted via Coachella’s Twitter account.