Foo Fighters, Oasis, Bjork Set For Coachella III

By | February 12, 2002 at 12:00 AM

The Foo Fighters, Oasis, and Bjork are among the acts set for the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, taking place at the Empire Polo Grounds in the Southern California desert city of Indio on April 27-28. Bjork will headline the first night and Oasis the second, according to various reports.

Others on board include the Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Queens Of The Stoneage, Mos Def, Jurassic 5, KRS-One, Dilated Peoples, Basement Jaxx, Paul Oakenfold, Ozomatli, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Belle & Sebastian.

Tickets will be $65 per day, with two-day passes featuring a discount still to be determined. Tickets go on sale March 2.

For both Oasis and the Foo Fighters, the gig will perhaps coincide with the release of new albums or at least preview new material. Both groups are in various stages of completing latest works with street dates anticipated for the coming months.

The two-night schedule is a return to the original approach in 1999 by Coachella event coordinators. That concert featured Rage Against The Machine, Beck, Tool, Morrissey, and others. The follow-up in 2001 was condensed to one night, topped by a reunion by Jane’s Addiction and featuring Weezer, Fatboy Slim, Iggy Pop, and others.

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