So are QOTSA headliners at this point....???
Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)
- PEARL JAM WHY YOU HATE COACHELLA? -
Karen O - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetary, Sept. 18
Slowdive - Theatre at Ace Hotel, Nov. 8
First Aid Kit - Wiltern, Nov. 12
Coachella - Empire Polo Field, April 17-19
Check out my concert photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/ameeps/
1 - Arcade Fire - Forum
2 - Arcade Fire - Forum
4 - Arcade Fire - Santa Barbara Bowl
8-10 - Outside Lands - Golden Gate Park
14 - Death From Above 1979 - Troubadour
20 - The Strokes - Chelsea at Cosmopolitan
Metallica and Mumford and Sons locked for 2014!
better debate: who is more likely to headline next year: Drake or Timberlake?
Friday: Jack White & the Strokes
Saturday: Daft Punk
"ain't no thang but a chicken wang"
Headliners: Daft Punk, Mumford & Sons, NIN
Subs: NMH, QOTSA, The National, MGMT, The Knife, Deadmau5
KROQ crew happy with Mumford, MGMT and Deadmau5, the diehards get to see NIN, NMH, and The Knife, and we all get DAFT PUNK
We both know that Drake and Timberlake are popular enough to headline, but who's style of music actually fits the coachella brand? Timberlake headlining would be a defining moment for coachella, considering that no pop artist has ever headlined the event. JT headlining would be new territory for coachella, whereas Drake's brand is synonymous to Kanye's, who was seen as a success in 2011.
Drake's brand is synonymous mostly with sucking.
In all seriousness, if you had a particular way you expected to have your question answered (as well as an answer for it), why bother asking the question in the first place?
I was asking for "a formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward." AKA a debate. Since both artists are obviously popular enough to headline, I was simply stating that your point to tour capacity holds no weight. The timing and schedule of their tours do, but not the capacity.
So no, I don't have the answers to my questions. I'm just curious to hear out valid arguments
If the strokes perform I will become a crazy fan girl. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
Friday: Mumford & Sons
Linkin Park / The White Stripes / The Temper Trap /
Saturday: Daft Punk
Empire of the Sun / Bloc Party / Cold War Kids
Sunday: OutKast or Justin Trousersnake w/ Timbaland & Missy Elliot
QOTSA / The Roots / The Neptunes
Time to throw Eminem as a serious contender into the mix.
per his website
Yelawolf, Kendrick Lamar, and Earlwolf will be joining Eminem on select dates this August. Check out the details here.
August 17, Slane Castle, Ireland
August 20, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow Summer Session
August 22, Stade de France, France
Something I would love, which is also partly realistic....
Iron Maiden (this would just be badass, for I would never pay/go see them on their own)
The National (I'm sorta warming up to the fact that if this latest album does well, I think they can move up to headliners by next year)
The Cure (assuming we get the "shit, we gotta bring back an old favorite because we ran out of options, and we can't invite the RHCP back YET)
What I feel it could be:
Mumford and Sons
What I really really want but won't expect until 2015 (or beyond):
Don't give a shit who else
When is the last time that Coachella featured three headliners which were all really, really prevalent the previous year? There's usually one name that hit the festival circuit big time the year before (RHCP, the Black Keys, Kings of Leon, etc.), but then there's also usually one "current" headlining act hitting other fests in that same year (Phoenix, Radiohead, Arcade Fire), plus one "exclusive" act (Blur/Stone Roses, Dre & Snoop, Kanye, etc). I know the idea of a "formula" is ridiculous, but it would be really odd if the entire headlining lineup was nothing but recycled acts from the 2013 touring cycle.
I think NIN and Depeche Mode are spot on. But I think the third headliner will be Justin Timberlake. He's already announced dates running into February of 2014, but no West Coast solo dates yet. He's never played a U.S. festival, from what I know. And he's got the second part of his album coming out late this year, so the timing fits. I could easily see him adding shows in Australia/South America/Japan after this leg of his U.S. tour wraps up in February, then doing a west coast run with Coachella dates to follow. Plus, he'd be a name that would get people talking, for better or worse. Just a hunch.