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Coachella 2012: By the numbers

Coachella 2012 lineup: A look at some of the top acts scheduled to perform at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in April in Indio, Calif.

The 2012 lineup for Coachella, a music festival in Indio, Calif., was announced Tuesday, and fans are scrambling to get tickets to the desert concert outpost, which grows more popular each year. This year’s festival has been expanded to two weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22, likely to allow even more attendees at the ever-popular show. The musical lineup will be the same both weekends. Here’s what you need to know about the 2012 lineup:

$285: Price for one-weekend pass. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. PST.

75,000: Number of passes sold for Coachella in 2011.

3: Number of headliners: Radiohead, The Black Keys, and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

2: Notable Coachella band reunions. At the Drive-In and Refused will be reuniting at the festival.

100s: Number of Twitter users who have described the Coachella lineup as “epic.”

1: Number of Twitter users who have requested that others “get a thesaurus” before commenting on the Coachella lineup.

125+: Number of bands on the lineup so far, with Friday and Saturday offering the biggest selection of bands to see.

2: Easily-confusable bands in the lineup that are named after beasts. That would be Wild Beasts and Midnight Beast.

8: Bands that do not skimp on the capslock. GIRLS, GIVERS, WU LYF, fIREHOSE, SBTRKT, AWOLNATION, AVICII, and araabMUZIK, our copy editors salute you.

1: Number of jokes on Twitter, as of publishing this post, about Coachella’s “error” in not scheduling Snoop and Dre on April 20, a.k.a. 4/20.

3: Music festivals in the hierarchy of concert personalities that this handy flow chart can identify for you. Which music festival are you?

2:2:1: Cat-to-bird-to-dog ratio. Cat Power, Thunder Cat, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Andrew Bird, and the Sheepdogs are all part of the lineup.

2: Number of Coachella acts on this year’s Washington Post “In” list, with Azealia Banks replacing Nicki Minaj as this year’s sassy rapper, and Gary Clark Jr. replacing Adele as this year’s soulful crooner.

See the entire Coachella lineup here.

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.


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