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Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Spiritualized, Cafe Tacuba and the Raconteurs.

The Breeders, the reunited Love And Rockets, Rilo Kiley, Justice, M.I.A., Sasha & Digweed, Fatboy Slim, Madness and Battles are also on the bill, which was revealed today (Jan. 21) at a Mexico City press event. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Coachella, which will be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., will be Portishead’s first show on American soil in nearly a decade. The pioneering U.K. act has a new, as-yet-untitled album due in April internationally, with U.S. details still pending.

The newly reunited Verve will also be touching down Stateside for the first time since splitting in 1999, while the Raconteurs, featuring the White Stripes’ Jack White, will be plugging their sophomore album, due in late spring or early summer.

Autolux, the National, Animal Collective, Tegan & Sara, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Aesop Rock, Minus The Bear, Spank Rock, Diplo, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, Flogging Molly, Turbonegro, Chromeo, Simian Mobile Disco, the Streets, the Field, Les Savy Fav, Rogue Wave, Cut Copy, VHS Or Beta, Black Mountain, Kid Sister, Manchester Orchestra and Modeselektor will also perform at Coachella.

Also announced today were details on a new festival in New Jersey’s Liberty State Park, being launched by Coachella promoter AEG Live/Goldenvoice. The first All Points West event will be held there on Aug. 8-10; Radiohead has been tipped by sources as one of the headliners.

Here is the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival:

April 25:
Jack Johnson, the Verve, Raconteurs, the Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan & Sara, Madness, the Swell Season, the National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does It Offend you, Yeah?, Minus the Bear, Spank Rock, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Diplo, Adam Freeland, Santo Gold, Jens Lekman, John Butler Trio, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Architecture In Helsinki, Sandra Collins, Busy P, Cut Copy, Black Lips, Datarock, Professor Murder, Reverend and the Makers, the Bees, Porter, Rogue Wave, Modeselektor, American Bang, Lucky I Am

April 26:
Portishead, Kraftwerk, Death Cab For Cutie, Cafe Tacuba, Sasha & Digweed, Rilo Kiley, Dwight Yoakam, M.I.A., Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, DeVotchKa, Flogging Molly, Mark Ronson, Turbonegro, Scars On Broadway, Islands, Enter Shikari, Calvin Harris, Boyz Noize, Junkie XL, Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie T, The Teenagers, VHS or Beta, Carbon/Silicon, Erol Alkan, Yo Majesty!, Little Brother, Bonde Do Role, St. Vincent, Akron Family, MGMT, Institubes DJs (Surkin, Para One and Orgasmic), James Zabiela, Sebastian, Kavinsky, Dredg, The Bird and the Bee, Grand Ole Party, New Young Pony Club, 120 Days, Yoav, Electric Touch, Uffie

April 27:
Roger Waters, Love & Rockets, My Morning Jacket, Spiritualized, Justice, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, the Streets, Metric, Danny Tenaglia, Simian Mobile Disco, Booka Shade, Murs, Dmitri from Paris, Autolux, the Field, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Les Savy Fav, The Cool Kids, Sons & Daughters, Sia, Holy F*ck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, the Annuals, Kid Sister w/A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I’m from Barcelona, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, the Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Plastiscines, Brett Dennen