04/11/2012 01:13 pm ET Updated Apr 11, 2012

Coachella 2012 Set Times: The Set Times, Scheduling Conflicts And Who You'll Fight With Your Friends Over

The Coachella set times are out and now its time to get down to brass tacks of where to be and when.

Because there are five stages and only one of you, here are some of the scheduling conflicts that you're going up against. Not sure who you want to see? Listen to our Coachella Playlist and then decide.


The doors open at 11am and by noon you have your first conflict. Abe Vigoda or LA Riots? Unique in their sounds, but both with huge LA followings.

If you want to get a good spot at M.Ward on the Mojave stage, we suggest NOT staying for the entire Arctic Monkeys set on the Coachella stage. But, if you do that, you'll miss Pulp on the Coachella stage.

If you do make it to see Pulp, then most likely you won't get a great spot for Mazzy Star which starts at the Outdoor theater when Pulp ends. Mazzy Star might make you late to see Afrojack at 9:35pm, but more importantly, you'll miss all of The Rapture's set which it at the same on the Mojave stage.

If you catch The Rapture on the Mojave stage, then you'll be all set with a good spot for M83 at 10:15pm and Amon Tobin at Midnight. If you want to see The Rapture and The Black Keys, it's looking like a rough go of it.

The Black Keys start at 9:45pm on the Coachella stage, so you'll have an hour to get to Amon Tobin before they begin. If not, Swedish House Mafia will sooth you into slumber on the Coachella stage.


After you've woken up with a possible sunburn, hangover or both -- you'll find yourself debating between all five stages by 1pm. We Are Augustines, We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Vaccines, Dragonette and Mt Eden are all playing at the same time.

Guess what? The conflicts continue!

If you want to see The Buzzcocks, you're gonna miss The Kaiser Chiefs. If you watch The Kaiser Chiefs, you're going to be all set up for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, but you will miss Squeeze, Matin Solveig and Andrew Bird, amongst others.

If you hit up the Mojave stage for Squeeze, you're gonna miss St. Vincent on the Gobi Stage, but you'll have 35 minutes to make it to the Outdoor Theater for Feist. The Shins play st 8:10pm so you probably won't be too close to the stage if you see Jeff Magnum or Squeeze, but you will all set up for Bon Iver at 9:30pm. But, if you watch The Shins, you'll probably be to late to see David Guetta on the Sahara stage.

If you check out David Guetta, guess what? You're gonna miss the beginning (and probably all) of Miike Snow at the Outdoor Theater. If you see Miike Snow, you're going to be at the VERY BACK of the crowd for Radiohead which starts five minutes after on the Coachella stage.


If you can manage to tear yourself away from bed after the last two fun-filled days, make sure you get there in time to get a good spot at Fitz and the Tantrums on the Coachella stage. Then you'll be all set up for The Hives and then Justice. If you prefer, sneak on over to the Mojave stage for Gotye at 7:10pm, followed by Beirut afterwards. If you watch Beirut you'll miss Girl Talk at the Outdoor theater and Calvin Harris at the Sahara, but you'll have enough time to get a spot for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at 10:35pm. If you check out Florence + The Machine at the Outdoor Theater, you'll probably be watching Dr. Dre and Snoop with binoculars, and you'll definitely miss DJ Shadow at the Gobi Stage.

So what are you to do? Either buy tickets for Weekend Two or do your best to drink water, prioritize and be patient. No one likes a pushy, dehydrated grouch at Coachella!



Take a look at our favorite performers and let us know in the comments which bands you're most looking forward to.

Coachella 2012 Lineup