Dates announced on January 14th:
Who can we speculate is going to perform?
The Boss has new music coming out. Will this be the year that he plays?
Cut Copy and Chromeo and Duke Dumont are playing Red Rocks Colorado August 5th so they're all expected.
Amos Lee is playing on Aug 1st at Red Rocks with ZZ Ward as the opener.
Glen Hansard and Iron & Wine are playing Hollywood Bowl Sun, August 10th.
Tycho plays SF in March (not APE) and then Sacramento in May (APE event)
Broken Bells is playing Squamish Festival and hasn't played OSL yet.
Danny Brown is skipping SF on his tour in April-May (Although he has a date in Santa Cruz among five California cities). He is likely for OSL since he is skipping the Bay Area and will be at Squamish on 8/8.
Lionel Richie and Cee Lo are touring together. Their only Northern California date is in Concord (30 miles from SF) on June 1st. Neither have played OSL before.
Arctic Monkeys have a big gap in their tour schedule in August and do not have a SF area date planned.
Elton John is playing Bonnaroo (also a Superfly event). Seems like a fit.
Pixies played APE venue Fox Theater Oakland in February and have an OSL size gap in their tour schedule. Have never played OSL before.
These artists we can probably rule out
Jack Johnson Greek Theatre SF dates in August.
Dave Matthews Greek Theatre SF dates in August.
Arcade Fire is playing Mountain View on July 30th, Seattle August 8th, Squamish August 9th and on to Edmonton August 11th...that likely rules them out.
Justin Timberlake plays Las Vegas August 8th, Glendale, AZ August 9th, San Jose August 11th, and Staples Center in LA August 12th...I think that would rule him out unless he's going to play five nights in a row and close out OSL on Sunday August 10th. Plus I'm not sure he's who the festival would go after anyways.
Queens of the Stone Age are likely out because they will be touring Europe in August.
Neutral Milk Hotel at Way Out West in Sweden which runs Aug 7-9 and makes them unlikely.
Blood Orange at Way Out West in Sweden which runs Aug 7-9 and makes them unlikely.
The National at Way Out West in Sweden which runs Aug 7-9 and makes them unlikely.
Royksopp and Robyn at Way Out West in Sweden which runs Aug 7-9 and makes them unlikely.
Janelle Monae at Way Out West in Sweden which runs Aug 7-9 and makes them unlikely.
Slowdive at Oya Fest in Norway on August 8th so likely out.
DARKSIDE at Oya Fest in Norway on August 9th so likely out.
Deafheaven at Oya Fest in Norway on August 9th so likely out.
Santana will be touring with Rod Stewart the weekend of OSL (Aug. 8 in Winnipeg, Aug. 10 in St. Paul, MN).
Robert Plant is playing on Sat. August 9th in England at Glastonbury Abbey, so he is out.
Nick Cave has two SF dates in July so he is out.
Outkast will be in Europe so they're out.
We usually get the lineup announcement in mid-April; right around Coachella
Below are some boardies' predictions.
THEY ARE ONLY PREDICTIONS. THEY ARE NOT CONFIRMED ACTS.
THE ABOVE ARE ONLY PREDICTIONS. THEY ARE NOT CONFIRMED ACTS.