Coachella doubles the fun

You've no doubt been poring carefully over our guide to this summer's music festivals. It's time to take a break from planning the next few months, 'cause tickets for Coachella 2012 go on sale this Friday. You'll have a better chance to get in this time around, since the festival's doubling in size, taking place on two consecutive weekends (April 13-15 and 20-22) rather than cramming everyone in one fell three-day swoop. The lineup, organizers say, will remain identical for both shows. Just who'll be part of that lineup isn't set yet, so you'll be plunking down your $269 sight unseen (but you can buy on a payment plan, so the gamble'll hurt a little less).

- Michael Berk