April dates for the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have officially been announced. The California festival will take place April 16-18 2010, once again to be held at the sprawling Empire Polo Club in Indio. There is no official lineup or artists announced as yet, but we’ve heard from a few bands, such as UK’s The Big Pink, who already have it on their gig calendars for the coming year.

There is a pre-sale and ticket layaway which has already begun for those who want to jump on board and plan their Coachella getaway before the lineup is revealed.

Coachella 2010 will offer concert-goers more camping options, including car, RV and traditional tents. For more information on ordering festival tickets and reserving camping space, please visit the official Coachella site.