I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, here, but it's preposterous that Smashing Pumpkins would be headlining in April 1991, and few people has any idea who NIN and Cypress Hill were.
Plus, Pearl Jam didn't even RECORD "Ten" until March of '91. Sorry.
Most of the acts on the bill are acts who folks began talking about the previous year, in my mild research... or those with a big album breaking the year of the festival. Most of my acts qualify in that way, or they're "heritage" acts who've been around for a few years.
All in all, not a strong effort.
and this one, in particular, 1991??? there is ZERO chance that the pumpkins would have headlined in '91.. ESPECIALLY over Van Halen.. hell, they hadn't even signed to a major label yet.. with the acts you have playing that day, they would have been at the beginning of the last line, and i LOVE the Pumpkins..
I'm gonna work on a '92 poster here in a bit, just found out about this contest. Some pretty posters so far but besides that, RESEARCH THE BANDS POPULARITY. Some of the billing I've seen is absolutely ridiculous. Keep in mind when certain bands gained popularity. Looks like some people just went, "1990? Nirvana was popular then right? I dunno, I'll make them headline anyways..." Also keep in mind how Coachella bills the lineup, it's not necessarily based off of who's the most popular, it's based on the target audience. Example, look at Corinne Bailey Rae's position on this year's lineup.
It's easy for me to run through the best grunge and industrial acts of this year or that... but I'm not so keen on who the prominent blues and country musicians were... and those guys WILL show up on posters, so check into it. It would be fun to win, but the research is fun, too... and what a coincidence... if your research sucks, you (probably) won't win anyhow.
Another optional tip (which I'm gonna do) is to keep in mind the first Coachella wasn't in April...
Yeah I have to say that some of you need some help/advice with billing....remember, the headliner pool isn't vast, and it varies by year...no way in hell would the Pumpkins headline in 1991....1998? sure....1991? No. Get it? Don't fall into the trap thinking that just because a band was huge one year, that 5 years earlier they were just as big...bands start out small and grow big....you think Nirvana would headline in 1989? Get real.
I suggest going to Wikipedia and searching "____ in music". The blank being whatever year you're working on...it'll tell u what bands were on tour, who released albums, who reunited, etc....it's a great starting point. Some of these billings make me scratch my head, just not realistic at all....keep trying though.
Here are a few resources to consider:
Wikipedia: The Year in Music (1991)
Timeline of Punk Rock
Grammy Nominees since 1958
MTV Awards since 1984
NME Awards since 1995
Billboard Music Awards since 1990
Roskilde Festival (Smaller, but dated to 1971)
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Images of past Coachella posters
Also, it's more fun and challenging to do three days. Don't wuss out!
Here is my contribution for the year 1970. One year after Woodstock originally happened. Hope you enjoy!
Last edited by timelessfilms; 02-09-2010 at 10:14 PM.
Better than Woodstock! HAHA...
Pink Floyd over The Who in 1970? I don't know about that. That is a ridiculously loaded lineup, though. I think there should be more "whatever happened to _____?" bands in the mix on every poster, though... since we'll always have one-hit wonders and "The next Beatles/Floyd/Stones" types that don't really pan out.
I just noticed Syd playing. Without Floyd. Awkward!
Last edited by industrialwaffle; 01-28-2010 at 07:32 PM. Reason: The Byrds, and being too young to know better.
ok i've spent.. nearly the entire day researching bands, pouring through articles on wikipedia, racking my itunes library and designing this poster. i see some other 1970 posters, so hopefully mine stands out.
It's 1970 - Rock and Roll is dominating FM radio, and music festivals are popping up all over the country but have yet to approach the prolific Coachella Music & Arts Fesitval. The Beatles have agreed to play one final farewell show on the polo fields, capping a musically eclectic and inspiring weekend in the desert. Wish you had been there, man!
Last edited by ewiggy; 01-28-2010 at 06:32 PM. Reason: edited to move date from bottom to upper right hand corner, oops!
Here's my 1984 line up
Hope y'all like it!
Ah yes. Van Helen.
that Keith Haring poster is 20 years in the future!
1988. Again, tried to keep it as realistic as I could rather than fall into the wishlist trap-which would have been really easy for this year for me.
Also, I wanted to pick a year where I could put Depeche Mode up as a headliner; the festival would have been mere months before the famous Rose Bowl show. Michael Jackson had embarked on his BAD tour, and INXS was one of the biggest "alternative" bands around at the time having just released Kick. Plus, the Damned reunited to do a one-off show in June of that year.