Not to mention, HUGE nostalgia factor for Coachella's target demographic (college age kids).
This AFP=Atoms for Peace and AFP=Amanda Fucking Palmer is AFP= absolutely fucking pissing...me off...
16/1- Jagwar Ma @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
21/1- Toro y Moi w/ Portugal. The Man @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
22/1- Arcade Fire @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
23/1- Grouplove + CSS @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
18/4-20/4- Coachella Weekend 2
March 3- 16 - SXSW
March 15 - Deafheaven
March 24 - Tool
March 25 - Tool
April 11-13 - Coachella
April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
April 24 - Godflesh
April 26 - Cloud Nothings
May 1 - Ghost
May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
My point is this: there are a SHIT TON of bands that have never played. The only reason to keep getting the same overdone acts every three to four years is to sell tickets (although with the festival already being sold out basically, I can't see why this should be a factor). Coachella was (is) great because of it's uniqueness and ability to put together a diverse lineup, different from other festivals, each year.
edit: I realize this is all based on the speculation, but my point still stands.
Coachella 09, 10, 11, 12(1), 13(2)
It's all about the music.
I'd imagine we see plenty of new artists and first timers as usual, but I believe it has been more difficult to maintain so much uniqueness since it went to a three-day format. When there are anywhere from 150-180 acts a year and only so many bands touring, I'd imagine it isn't as easy filling out the lineup without having a plethora of repeats.
It's that time of year again guys. -
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Father John Misty
Lana Del Ray
Nine Inch Nails
Of Monsters and Men
The Glitch Mob
The Stone Roses
Nine Inch Nails? I don't get it.
Where's RHCP I don't see them on the list