Coachella Goes A 'Lil Bit Country, Adds A 'Lil Bit Of Rock-N-Roll

Riddle: What brings together sunburns, hippies, indie kids, goth wannabes, ravers, beer, art, music and freezing cold nights together all in one day? Answer: Coachella Music Festival.

For 2007 the festival has decided to expand into three days, April 27-29, and will take place at the traditional Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA. Additionally, the next weekend, May 5-6, will see a country music festival with George Straight, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Willie Nelson. Weird, right?

A spokesperson from Goldenvoice told Billboard, "The new event will sport four performance stages: the main stage, an 'outlaw' stage, a bluegrass stage and a 'storytelling' area, the latter of which will feature appearances by Prairie Home Companion creator Garrison Keillor and Texas poet laureate Red Steagall. Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Nickel Creek, Ricky Skaggs, Earl Scruggs and Sparrow Quarter featuring Bela Fleck will also perform at the inaugural festival."

Names still aren't announced for the April festival, but one thing is for sure; I don't want the job of cleaning up the polo fields in-between and after both festivals.

Coachella Goes A 'Lil Bit Country, Adds A 'Lil Bit Of Rock-N-Roll