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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SATURDAY

    I can't be the only one who doubts that Courtney will play that late to begin with, right? I don't know where there is room for her, but I just don't see her after dark.
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    Re: Sufjan Stevens

    His albums are often loose concept albums and as such his sound can vary slightly. It's not dramatic, but each album definitely has its own appeal.

    Seven Swans and Carrie and Lowell are my...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    And yet that is not how the festival is scheduled.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Don't you think it's a whole different beast when it's a headliner competing against an act that shares their same general fanbase, though?
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    Major Lazer is the type of cheesy, drunken shit show that works for me in a way that the rest of the big DJ names don't. What can I say I'm a sucker for whimsy, gentrified dancehall, and giant...
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    I think it's not so much about a complete fanbase overlap. More that anybody remotely interested in Purity Ring will also probably be interested in LCD. Purity Ring has one song I consider...
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    Re: Sufjan Stevens

    Hah I'm pretty much joking. I just can't imagine a better setting for that song than as night starts to take hold of Coachella and all the lights are turning on.

    Illinois isn't my top, either. ...
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    Re: Sufjan Stevens

    It takes a very bitter, jaded Sufjan fan to actively wish that Chicago wouldn't be played. As a set closer at Coachella, that song will absolutely soar.

    I'm coming around to the fact that we'll...
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    What? Totally disagree. For the purpose of his live show, he's totally a rapper. Lumping him in with those two because his live show will be entirely rapping and I think that umbrella genre,...
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    For what it's worth, I also imagine the majority of Purity Ring fans would want to see LCD Soundsystem, and I don't think there is virtually any crossover with Purity Ring and Ellie Goulding. Both...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Until the Ribbon Breaks, Jamestown Revival, Los Rakas. So, some but very few.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Also if we are trying to condense, no way the bottom 3-4 acts in the tents get full 50 minute sets based on the last few years. 40-45 minutes, with some sets even at 35 minutes. Cutting 5 minutes...
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    Regarding a couple things (keeping the Gobi empty during midnight, having acts billed on the poster play early as 11:30ish), keep in mind that if we are basing this on Friday of last year, we're...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    G Eazy: Too big for Sahara
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    OK I did a little research. It makes me throw up in my mouth a bit but Mikey's right. Dude sold out two nights at the Shrine. He just sold out Bill Graham in SF (other acts playing this venue are...
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    I've been struggling with this day. I would say Young Fathers is an act I discovered that I'm legitimately excited for. A lot of this undercard, while talented, is just missing me for whatever...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Rae Sremmurd is early outstage or tent at night, I think. Not billed high enough for outdoor at night.
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    OK fair enough. Pushing back a second time, do you think it's a rule that a hip-hop act has to play at night, or just a really logical place to put those particular acts? Pharell, Wu Tang, Nas, and...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    To be fair, though, we're getting a major hip-hop subheadliner on the main.
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    This festival has always run on billing for set times.

    Based on billing, GV clearly thinks LCD, Ellie, and Sufjan are the priorities here today. They'll schedule those three first, and Jack U...
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    You might try going to the festival first before offering suggestions on where acts play, though.
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    Every set in the Sahara after 7:00 is a mob scene mess because the Sahara kids literally do not go anywhere else and park themselves in the fucking Sahara for five straight hours. It doesn't matter...
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    California. Every yoga pants/Pumpkin Spice Latte/Alpha Phi and DG/Michael Kors watch girl in California has fucking loved Kaskade since 2010. Turn on a Kaskade song at a bar in the Marina in SF or...
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    Yeah Mikey, I've thought SG Lewis was an extremely odd Sahara fit from Day 1. I was assuming live set.

    But this is admittedly based on my knowledge of SG Lewis, which is entirely limited to the...
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    It doesn't mean jack shit to the "Sahara" crowd, but to get the main stage as crowded as Kaskade and Calvin Harris did, you're talking about having to appeal to the 2/3rds of the festival that isn't...
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    While Jack U is infinitely more relevant right now than Kaskade, Kaskade has a huge history and is well known outside of electronic circles. Jack U's heat does not eclipse Kaskade's legacy.

    I...
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    How the hell did I miss that? Was it somebody reputable?
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    Wait what? Did we have an insider scoop on this? From who?
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Sooo...

    OMOM or M83 main / something on outdoor -->
    silent main / Sufjan outdoor -->
    Jack U main / 2manydjs Sahara -->
    Ellie main / Underworld Sahara -->
    LCD / DJ Mustard Sahara

    I mean I...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    I'm coming around pretty strongly to Sufjan on the main, although I'd kill for him to be somewhere else. Bah.
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    But herein lies the problem, as Guedita has pointed out. GV is not wasting their giant marquee dance party act finishing before 9:00. But they also aren't playing after LCD. If they are out of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    It doesn't really matter, though. The 1, 2, 3 historically play the main. When they don't, it's a rare, rare thing...like The Knife or Throbbing Gristle, not a surefire dance act with a huge...
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    I had them on my fake poster on the second line, and in the big font they took up so much room. My thought is that they got to Underworld, realized they didn't have any room for OMAM left, and...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    What's worked in the past, especially on Friday or Sunday, is something like this:

    "Hi, I am a big fan of [X]. Unfortunately, I have to [come to the festival late/leave the festival early] due to...
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    Not so much a huge fanbase overlap, because many of OMAM's "fans" just know them from the radio, but they are both indie folk acts.
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    Re: Coachella 2017

    I mean as a headliner name, not subs before.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    They have 3.49M monthly listeners, Sufjan 3.15M, M83 2.66M. I agree they've decreased in popularity but that 2013 run of huge singles still makes them one of the most recognizable acts on the poster...
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    Over in the set times thread there was a loose confirmation that they'd be Gobi around sunset, which seems about right.

    I'm split. I love them on record, but would want the songs to have an extra...
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    No I'm with you on M83. They seem perfect for main stage, too. And OMOM pretty much has to play main, I think. But theoretically, M83 only played Mojave last time around, so even outdoor would be...
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    Too similar in genre to go against LCD?

    I would absolutely not want to play after dark on this day, of all days. So many fucking heavy hitters. Like, I think if a Kills or Foals level act is...
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    I am a Sufjan superfan. He's my #1 act for the festival, easy. I would love to see him on the outdoor and would far prefer that to main, and think that is still a major contender.

    That being...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    Both of these x100000000000000000
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SATURDAY

    Fair enough Mikey, that's Mojave alright.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SATURDAY

    Yeah that could go somewhere else. His music on record at least still screams Sahara to me, though, as do other elements of his live show:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsVjtHvRqC4
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    Re: DJ suggestions

    2manydjs has some good mixes from 2010-2013 on SoundCloud from festivals that will show you the range/variety they play. They've played festivals since then but I haven't found a good mix of the...
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    Holy shit I didn't realize how low Oliver Heldens was billed last year. You have to be kidding me. My impression was he was pretty "Sahara big" by April? He seemed like a big draw to Sahara kids...
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    Re: DJ suggestions

    Keep in mind that most of the DJs this board listens to will swing toward the high brow side of the spectrum. When I first started listening to EDM/electronic acts after being a lifelong...
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    Does Disclosure qualify? Not rhetorical, honest question.

    Also Dubfire.

    I think having a huge electronic/pop act on the main and another closing the Mojave seems enough for one day.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Technically his argument wasn't just close, he said close/play the outdoor. Meaning featured nighttime slot. But I think G-Eazy is destined for a devastatingly overflowing Mojave, personally. GV...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    (1) You guys are both right. Rancid and 1975 are too many high billed acts on the main, but we've also seen that Paul T loves putting those punk acts on the main. The 1975 can totally play...
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