Bowie and friends
Bowie and friends
Mumford and Sons
Nine Inch Nails
I think NIN and Depeche Mode are a lock. The Friday night snooze headliner is still up for grabs.
I could only hope it would be
Friday: Arcade Fire
Saturday: Nine Inch Nails
Sunday: Kanye West * Daft Punk
I know 2 repeaters from 2011 would be unlikely, but I don't get why nobody was satisfied as the Sunday headliner. That's one of the biggest grabs there is IMO
damnnnn kendrick headlining set... that would be crazy. such a quick jump
McCartney wouldn't headline again, would he? Too soon?
The National (guaranteeing finally Sufjan Stevens and Sharon Van Etten appearances as well)
and Keeping with the n theme - Eminem
But truthfully, I've no clue who the third will be but I feel very good odds for 1 & 2
Depeche Mode would be glorious.
I'm casting my lot with the Daft/Depeche/NIN prediction, but I'm really pining for Bowie and an Arcade Fire return.
I can see Bowie in 2015 when Arcade Fire does return....
Wouldnt surprise me if all 3 headliners are already booked for next year. Seems like two have been confirmed, the thirds a bit trickier. Daft is out until 2016/17. David Byrne has been performing a ton of TH material on his latest tour though still a long shot due to relationships with the rest of the band. Pearl Jam will finally have released their new album, but voices on the board seem to think theres already a bad relationship between the two parties. MGMT and Arctic Monkeys still too soon, but expect them both as subs. Id still really love to see Elton John headline a night.
We all know GV likes to have one fringe headliner every year. If the tradition continues, which of these bands are most likely to be promoted to headliner status for next year?
M83 (no news on new album, but could see pressure to keep the momentum after recent successes)
Florence & the Machine (new album in the works)
The National (everyone here thinks they got it, but OSL and Bonnaroo don't seem to think so)
MGMT (new album in works, supposed to be more out there than congratulations)
Foster the People (new album coming soon)
Fun. (they blew up, not sure when next album comes out)
Ya'll think PT was bluffing in that Stagecoach interview?
M83 & Florence seem most likely from that list above; in fact I was thinking about the possibility of the latter yesterday especially given the new focus on the "lack" of female presence. Can't really speak on The National but aren't they kind of somber? I've been chastised here for considering Foster but I think at best they'd be a sub next time around. Same with fun. I guess. MGMT needs some real momentum to headline since few people really care about their output post-2008.
Anthony hasn't even started writing new pop music. Merits aside, M83 aren't going to be headlining 2014.
But you're right out about Phoenix being more popular than AM in the states! Kinda sad really...
I have no clue what their tour plans are, but if they were to play, fun. would get the Mumford and Sons spot from 2011.
Super popular, lot of radio play... 8:30 on the main stage, 3rd on the poster on their day.
Friday: co-headliners General Public and Fine Young Cannibals (after months of rumors of booking U2)
Coachella 2013: the sequel
Sorry, you guys, but Kendrick Lamar sucks live.
The junior-headliners always seem to be Coachella darlings: bands like Phoenix, The Black Keys, The Killers, Kings of Leon, and Jack Johnson, who first appeared on the Coachella poster in small font and played a tent in the middle of the day, but worked their way up after a few more appearances. I think Paul likes to showcase the bands his festival has nurtured on their way to stardom.
That rules out Fun.. Foster and The National (I think) have only played Coachella once, so it's not like they've been nurtured by the Coachella brand. MGMT's popularity has gone in the opposite direction (and it doesn't sound like their new album is going to be very mainstream-friendly), and M83 just finished that Tom Cruise soundtrack and doesn't have anything else lined up that we know about. That leaves Florence, who actually makes a ton of sense.
I'm off the Daft bandwagon. We're getting Florence/Depeche/NIN next year.
Also, aside from Tom, kinda surprised Tool hasn't been mentioned as much with their new album in the works...
Most of the bands (M83, Florence, AM, M&S, Arcade Fire, The National etc...) already headlined or played Coachella 2011 and 2012. Don't need to see them again so soon.