Coachella 2010 Dates Confirmed, Layaway Plan Available

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Coachella has confirmed their April dates for the 2010 edition of the festival as well as some new camping features
​As evidenced by the picture, the 2010 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will take place on April 16, 17 & 18. Having these dates confirmed is the first step for the festival, as the initial lineup announcement usually takes place around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January. It has been "confirmed" that Muse will be a headliner for the 2010 festival, but I have always maintained that Coachella's true brilliance is made by the acts that play the smaller tents and not the sheer magnitude of every night's headliner -- although they are what sells tickets. The folks behind Coachella also announced today that there will be some new camping features this year, which will make for a new, more intriguing camping experience than in past years.

Starting with the 2010 festival, Coachella will offer campers the opportunity to camp right by their car in an allotted 10' x 30' space. In years past, campers have had to lug all their shit from their car over to the camping spaces/endless sea of tents. This year will allow those willing to camp the opportunity to even sleep in their car, if that just so happens to be their particular fancy. RVs will also be allowed a parking spot to camp by/raise a family/whatever it is people do with RVs. Let it be known that an RV, as defined by the folks at Coachella, is "a vehicle made for sleeping" with the all important caveat that "a truck with a mattress thrown in the back is not a vehicle made for sleeping." Not where I'm from, Coachella, not where I'm from...

Layaway tickets are also being offered this year, as they were last year. Basically, you can pay for 50% of the $269 three-day pass now and the remaining 50% will be deducted from your bank account the first week of March.

Read about the new additions to and other information about 2010's festival, including the brand new option to go in and out of the concert grounds during the shows throughout the day, at Coachella's official website.

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