Member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis performs with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood at the Musicares MAP Fund benefit concert in Los Angeles May 8, 2009. Kiedis was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan award at the event. Musicares assists the music community with addiction recovery. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT)
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The highly anticipated lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will feature headlining bands including the Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Event organizers announced the schedule Thursday night via Twitter for the massive musical gathering that will take place over two weekends.
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The lineup includes performances from more than 160 artists that span various musical genres, from electronic dance music and hip-hop to indie rock.
But the Huffington Post reports that there is some disappointment over the lineup that many describe as lackluster.
In fact, many people do not even know who one of the headliners is.
Fans of the festival admitted to not even hearing of the Stone Roses before, according to NME Magazine. There was even a Tumblr blog created called "Who Are The Stone Roses?'
And to add to the frustration, eager Coachella fans were disappointed to learn that the Rolling Stones--who were rumored to headline the festival--were not included in the lineup.
In an exclusive interview with NME Magazine, Mick Jagger dispels the rumor.
"We're not gonna do Coachella, 'cos it's too early. There was a rumor we were gonna do that one, but it's very early, Coachella. It's April or something, isn't it? And we're not gonna be ready to go by April. But we're not gonna stop."
There is also some discontent over the new ticketing policy that was instated this year. The festival is getting rid of the layaway option that was once available for ticket purchases, making the concert easier for budget-conscious concert-goers.
Unhappy Coachella fans are also distressed that tickets for the first weekend of the festival can only be purchased if you also buy a shuttle pass or car camping pass.
The concert will have shows from April 12th to April 14th and from April 19th to April 21st in Indio, Calif.