The answer to the above question should be most certainly yes. Coachella looks to be taking this festival thing serious and they unloaded us with a giant and quality list of artists that are confirmed to play the California music festival.
Bold = See this artist if you attend or you will regret it.
- Björk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Tiesto, Arcade Fire, Interpol, Manu Chao, Willie Nelson, Air, Happy Mondays, the Decemberists, Faithless, Gotan ProjectThe Good, The Bad and The Queen, Paul Van Dyk, Arctic Monkeys, The Roots, Jarvis Cocker Sonic Youth, Crowded House, Placebo, Satellite Party, Stephen Marley feat Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley, Kings of Leon, DJ Shadow, Kaiser Chiefs,Konono No. 1, LCD Soundsystem, Nickel Creek, Travis,Damien Rice, Black Keys, Blonde Redhead, Infected Mushroom, the New PornographersPeeping Tom, Placebo, Rufus Wainwright, The Rapture, Explosions in the Sky, Richie Hawtin, !!!, Benny Benassy, Felix Da Housecat, Hot Chip, Jacks Mannequin, Julieta Venegas, Lily Allen, Lupe Fiasco, Ozomatli, Peaches, Ghostface Killah, Jose Gonzales, Amos Lee, Brazilian Girls, Fountains of Wayne, Regina Spektor, VNV Nation, Coco Rosie, Cornelius, Gillian Welch, Junior Boys, Pharaohe Monche, Roky Erickson and the ExplosivesSoulwax, Sparklehorse, The Kooks, Tilly and the Wall, Andrew Bird, Peter Bjorn & John The Frames, Gogol Bordello, Comedians of Comedy, Justice, MSTRKRFT, We Are Scientists, Yeva, Grizzly Bear, Amy Winehouse, Avett Brothers, Circa Survive, The Coup, The CribsCSS, Digitalism, Erol Alkan, Evil Nine, Girl Talk, Klaxons, Noisettes, Spank Rock, Tapes ‘n Tapes, The Fields, Tokyo Police Club, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, DJ Heather, The Feeling, Fratellis, Mike Relm, Silversun Pickups, Busdriver, Brother Ali, Nightwatchman (Tom Morello), Bojones, Mika, Pop Levi, Anathallo, Fair to Midland (Thanks Prefix)
Edit #1 - Pitchfork reports Jesus and Mary Chain are playing!
That is not even every act. More surprises to come.