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    Default 2013: The Year Without Headliners

    I mean, whatever. I was never going for the headliners. But it's still striking to me how weak the four we got are - of them I can only really consider Red Hot Chili Peppers a viable option.

    What happened here?

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    rhcp seems like a choice if you had no other choices possible

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    And at the same time rhcp is the crappiest they could have picked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyMBeck View Post
    rhcp seems like a choice if you had no other choices possible
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    I personally would have preferred someone other than (2007 headliner) RHCP, but I suppose their last 6 albums have all reached the top 4 in the US charts and they have 25 singles that went top 10 on the US Alt chart. But not exactly current & relevant nor quite legends.

    Phoenix? 1 album that ever charted in the US (#37) and 3 singles that showed up anywhere here, but at least current & have the hope of their new album.

    Blur + Stone Roses though? No albums or singles ever in US top 45. Not current, not legends, almost no US success in their day, not reuniting for the first time in ages or anything. Putting the 2 of them together doesn't solve those problems.

    Pretty happy with the rest, but top headliners do seem a bit thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spasso View Post
    Blur + Stone Roses though? No albums or singles ever in US top 45. Not current, not legends, almost no US success in their day, not reuniting for the first time in ages or anything. Putting the 2 of them together doesn't solve those problems.
    It is pretty fucking crazy. Borderline madness even. That's why I love this festival.

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    Lehorne, you said it! Madness, but ecstatic madness! A lack of BIG name headliners means MORE real music fans and LESS little hipster children!
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    It is pretty fucking crazy. Borderline madness even. That's why I love this festival.

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    The xx would have been as big as headliner as Blur or The Stone Roses... Really weak headliners imo amazing lineup though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayXMonsta View Post
    The xx would have been as big as headliner as Blur or The Stone Roses... Really weak headliners imo amazing lineup though.
    I think YYY's shouldve been a headliner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spasso View Post
    Blur + Stone Roses though? No albums or singles ever in US top 45. Not current, not legends, almost no US success in their day, not reuniting for the first time in ages or anything. Putting the 2 of them together doesn't solve those problems.
    Seriously? The Stone Roses ARE legends and anyone with good music taste would know this. Period. Lack of a decent headliner that YOU consider worthy is laughable at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MantisMel View Post
    Seriously? The Stone Roses ARE legends and anyone with good music taste would know this. Period.
    THIS.

    On another note I went to the Walkmen show in SLC with some pals and one of them mentioned some pretty wild ideas for this concert. One of which was that GV had lost so much money on the cruise that they are intentionally booking sub par headliners. I swear... if GV keeps this price tag, does another cruise that barely sells, and then leaves us high and dry on quality headliners... I'll be pretty peeved.

    the comment(s) of how Daft and Rolling stones backed out at the end and RHCP was a quick filler... totally agree.

    I still think they are going to add something for Saturday headliner wise. I have the feeling that they kept delaying the announcement because they are still finalizing 1 or 2 contracts. who knows though.

    Finally, I'm totally happy with this. I feel like the price hike isn't warranted at all, but since I've already bought my tickets... I'm super stoked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spasso View Post
    I personally would have preferred someone other than (2007 headliner) RHCP, but I suppose their last 6 albums have all reached the top 4 in the US charts and they have 25 singles that went top 10 on the US Alt chart. But not exactly current & relevant nor quite legends.

    Phoenix? 1 album that ever charted in the US (#37) and 3 singles that showed up anywhere here, but at least current & have the hope of their new album.

    Blur + Stone Roses though? No albums or singles ever in US top 45. Not current, not legends, almost no US success in their day, not reuniting for the first time in ages or anything. Putting the 2 of them together doesn't solve those problems.

    Pretty happy with the rest, but top headliners do seem a bit thin.
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    these guys below would have. And there is a bunch of nasty cartoon porn on Yahoo images when you type in "what the hell king of the hill". Some real low down perverts out there.

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    i agree. paul tollett has just gone out of the way with his sometimes retarded love for the brit bands that mean shit in the USA
    i truly respect that, he is a music fan and thats great, but this now is just a bit too much
    i would understand if its an exclusivity thing, but its just the opposite, both blur and the stone roses played last year or will play this year every shitty fest in the world, so cant count on the brits traveling to coachella to see them
    and in the US - these 2 bands are club level acts

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    I feel like they adopted the Sasquatch Festival way of booking. Get every top mid-card act you can and pick a couple to put on the top line in large font.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sladokusac View Post
    i agree. paul tollett has just gone out of the way with his sometimes retarded love for the brit bands that mean shit in the USA
    i truly respect that, he is a music fan and thats great, but this now is just a bit too much
    i would understand if its an exclusivity thing, but its just the opposite, both blur and the stone roses played last year or will play this year every shitty fest in the world, so cant count on the brits traveling to coachella to see them
    and in the US - these 2 bands are club level acts
    Johnny Marr is playing Friday and the main stage will be a Manchester love fest. Laying the groundwork for 2014?

    I also think you underestimate the number of Brits and other international fans that fly in, especially for W1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sladokusac View Post
    i would understand if its an exclusivity thing, but its just the opposite, both blur and the stone roses played last year or will play this year every shitty fest in the world, so cant count on the brits traveling to coachella to see them
    and in the US - these 2 bands are club level acts
    FWIW, pretty sure it's the first and possibly only reunion show for both bands in the US.

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    Line up is balanced as fuck

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    Line up is balanced as fuck
    Wholeheartedly agree, perfect way to word it. This lineup also shits all over last years stupid fucking mongoloid face.
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    the headliners are weak. EXCEPT for RHCP, the fuck is wrong with you guys? how do you not like them? real talk. you fags are just mad that you cant see daft punk. quit bitchin

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    I'm English and I was shocked that blur and the roses are headlining, I thought they'd be there , but never headlining. Lot of people might not know their music , but one thing both bands will do is put an amazing live show on. I'm sure there will be enough Europeans , Australians to make the night a proper atmosphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donuteater View Post
    the headliners are weak. EXCEPT for RHCP, the fuck is wrong with you guys? how do you not like them? real talk. you fags are just mad that you cant see daft punk. quit bitchin
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    Quote Originally Posted by donuteater View Post
    the headliners are weak. EXCEPT for RHCP, the fuck is wrong with you guys? how do you not like them? real talk. you fags are just mad that you cant see daft punk. quit bitchin
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    This year it's an ensemble effort instead of relying on 3 "huge" acts to tow the boat

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    Definitely the most underwhelmed that I've felt looking at a lineup drop. I'm not sure if it is because of the lack of solid headliners or if it is because pretty much every "wow" act was already revealed through other sources or fests getting bands or were expected. I was laughed at by a few people last year when I said that the XX and Vampire Weekend would be subs in 2013, and now I am almost disappointed to see them at 2 and 3 on their respected days. I guess the biggest "surprises" for me are New Order and Modest Mouse. Didn't expect them so I guess that's cool.

    And if RHCP closes out the fest, it'll be an early night in for a lot of people in the campgrounds.

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    It's all about the money. GV did not want to shell out big bucks for big acts knowing that it would sell out anyways.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    It's all about the money. GV did not want to shell out big bucks for big acts knowing that it would sell out anyways.
    Stones did $8 million in tickets sales PER GIG in December.

    There's no proof of Bowie/Daft/NIN having touring activity this year and I doubt the Stones do any Festival.

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    I doubt the Stones do any Festival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gswhooper View Post
    Not even Glastonbury? Doubt that.
    Glastonbury doesn't pay enough. The Stones are far beyond taking any gig just for the prestige. Pulling in $8 million a gig for arena shows set a new standard for how they are going to approach things in the future.

    They are only doing about 10-20 gigs in 2013, for absolute top dollar. So Coachella, Glastonbury, etc are out.
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    I am still baffled by Blur/Stone Roses just because I do not think the average American knows their stuff. For many people at the festival, they will only know one song (Song 2) between those two headliners, and many of them will not even know it is a Blur song. I had Blur as a #2 and Stone Roses in the Mojave/Outdoor in my head.

    Phoenix is sort of weak, but they are very popular and have had more commercial success with singles than, say, Arcade Fire, so I'm not necessarily hating on them. This new album needs to be pretty big though.

    RHCP...we all hate them, but this is a huge band.

    Anyway, the headliners made me depressed for about 30 seconds when I saw the lineup, but everything else below that is pure gold.

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