Shopping malls are already talking Christmas decoration schemes, and the festival world too, it seems, is moving along at a break-neck pace, waving its 2009 plans at us already.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is the latest multi-day music extravaganza to announce dates for next year. The three-day event–whose full lineup last year included Portishead, Justice, Battles, Vampire Weekend, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Animal Collective, and dozens of others we’re not going to take time to name here–is set to return to Indio, CA on April 17, 18, and 19, 2009.

Another gigantic roster of artists and ticket information is said to be available soon. Best too book a hotel before Christmas decorations go up.