Festivalist '09: Coachella Lineup Announced

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on Jan 30, 09 • by • with 5 Comments


I know I get pretty excited about festival lineups, even though I’ve only been to one, but I can dream can’t I?  The Coachella lineup was just released and it looks nothing less than stellar.  This desert music fest takes place in Indio, CA and has been around since 1999 (headliners were Beck, Rage Against the Machine and Tool).  Other than the Killers and Paul McCartney, the headliners (The Cure, Morrissey, My Bloody Valentine) aren’t must-sees in my book, but I would forcast a lot of scheduling conflicts if I was lucky enough to go.

Friday features Noah & the Whale, the Hold Steady, N.A.S.A., Girl Talk, The Black Keys, Conor Oberst, Franz Ferdinand and Paul McCartney.

Saturday kills it with Blitzen Trapper, Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, the Bloody Beetroots, Atmosphere, Drive-By Truckers, Hercules and Love Affair, Crookers, TRAV$DJAM, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Amy Winehouse and the Cure.

Sunday rounds out with the Knux, Friendly Fires, K’Naan, Clipse, Okkervil River, Lykki Li, Paolo Nutini, Jenny Lewis, Public Enemy, Peter Bjorn John, Lupe Fiasco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Cure.

Saturday certainly appeals the most to my taste and I haven’t seen any of those bands in concert yet.  Sadly, the Coachella Valley is a tad far for me.  3-day passes are $269+fees, single day passes are $99+fees and camping is $55 per person if you so choose.  2008’s line-up set the tone for the rest of the big festivals (and led to Jack Johnson headlining almost every fest), so we’ll see if that is the case again in 2009.

(music links coming later below….)

Noah and the Whale – 5 Years Time

N.A.S.A – Gifted ft Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li

Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls

Timbaland – Miscommunication (The Bloody Beetroots remix)

Hercules and Love Affair – You Belong

Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You

Friendly Fires – Photobooth

K’Naan – Somalia

Peter Bjorn John – Lay It Down

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  • Miller

    Wow. I would have definitely commented earlier but figured I needed some sort of login for that and was just too lazy to look into it. I have to hand it to you though, your putting up some good sh*t. Though I’m absolutely sure that you need no encouragement whatsoever to continue what you’re doing here, I figured I would give you some anyhow. Great work!…nuff said.

  • Logan

    Agreed, keep up the good work, I’ve been letting people know about the blog.

  • Thanks guys. I love the comments, keep’em comin’.

  • poll: will amy winehouse actually show? she’s been galivanting topless in the bahamas for a few months now (thats what most girls do when going through a divorce). but GOD i would be happy if someone could get that girl back into the festival/music circuit. i would pay to see her.

    it tugs my heartstrings (and wallet) knowing all this good music is couped up in the west coast…

  • She’ll show up. She has to pay for that lifestyle somehow and she won’t be able to ride out “Back in Black” forever. I’ll bet she’ll be at a couple other big fests this summer too. Especially in Europe.

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