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    What are your predictions by genre for next years big three?



    Rock - Muse, Artic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes.

    Rap - Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne.

    EDM - Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Diplo, Deadmau5.

    Singer/Songwriter - Jack Johnson, Ed Sheeran, Bon Iver.

    Solo artist - Beyonce, Katy Perry.

    Old School - The Rolling Stones, U2, Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Oasis, Van Halen, Elton John.

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    Daft Punk

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    If any of those rock bands headline this board might explode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corona89 View Post
    If any of those rock bands headline this board might explode.
    Vampire Weekend would be a great headlining set. Personally I'm extremely partial to Arctic Monkeys but I think they are maybe an album (and a successful one) away from being a worthy headliner contender.

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    Also, The Chemical Brothers have to be thrown in, I think. They've already closed the main, have been a part of Coachella since day one, I can see GV putting them as the first electronic headliner over Calvin and company.

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    These are just some I came up with. I'd like to see other peoples opinions for artists and genres.

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    I think a lot of yours are complete stretches to be honest (Wayne, Sheeran, JJ again, Diplo, Van Halen). Katy I would have laughed at until Paul T's interview on the subject, but I still find it unlikely. I'd throw Chemical Brothers, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden into the mix.

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    This is my current guess on "most likely" headliners (in order):

    1. Mumford & Sons
    2. Kanye West
    3. Foo Fighters
    4. Kendrick Lamar
    5. Sam Smith
    6. the XX
    7. Vampire Weekend
    8. Coldplay
    9. U2
    10. Oasis

    Honorable Mentions: Tool, Rhianna, Destiny's Child, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Ozzy/Black Sabbath, Adele, Beyonce, The Who, (sigh) Daft Punk & The Rolling Stones...

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    One article in which Paul T is polite about the idea of Katy Perry playing does not make her a potential headliner. Diplo's been weirdly anti-Coachella for awhile. Muse is way too soon. Jack Johnson is dead. Lil Wayne has never really been headliner-level (he was only 7th-billed at Bonnaroo in 2011, back when he was huge). Van Halen just feels too cheesy.

    Otherwise, yeah. I'd add:

    Rock - the XX, Mumford and Sons, The National

    Rap - Kanye, Watch the Throne

    EDM - Daft Punk (ha)

    Solo artist - Justin Timberlake

    Old School - Bruce Springsteen

    Not saying those are all likely, but they're certainly possible. Also agreed with TravelFan's suggestions.

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    Putting my money on Arctic Monkeys headlining next year.

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    I think Metallica has to be on the rock (or maybe old school) list. They're headlining Lolla and are rumored for ACL. They're also working on a new album.

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    I would not be mad at JT headlining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelfan View Post
    I think a lot of yours are complete stretches to be honest (Wayne, Sheeran, JJ again, Diplo, Van Halen). Katy I would have laughed at until Paul T's interview on the subject, but I still find it unlikely. I'd throw Chemical Brothers, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden into the mix.
    Black Sabbath is out of the question. Their last performance will be at Ozzfest Tokyo this November.

    Quote Originally Posted by braundiggity View Post
    One article in which Paul T is polite about the idea of Katy Perry playing does not make her a potential headliner. Diplo's been weirdly anti-Coachella for awhile. Muse is way too soon. Jack Johnson is dead. Lil Wayne has never really been headliner-level (he was only 7th-billed at Bonnaroo in 2011, back when he was huge). Van Halen just feels too cheesy.
    Diplo was present as Major Laser in 2013. I'd be shocked if he and Skrillex are not back 2016 as Jack U.

    Van Halen would be equivalent booking as ACDC. Everyone is familiar with at least one song they heard on the radio (Jump, Panama, etc)

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    In my opinion Van Halen isn't nearly on the same level as ACDC. And i love Van Halen.

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    Based on the venues they're playing in, I agree. ACDC is doing a stadium world tour where as Van Halen is on an amphitheater tour across the US.

    Van Halen as a sub headliner would be sick though. I just think their egos won't allow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemerritt View Post
    In my opinion Van Halen isn't nearly on the same level as ACDC. And i love Van Halen.
    Van Halen shits on ACDC on every level in my opinion. Also the Southern California connection makes them a way bigger name.

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    after the AC/DC backlash this year, I can only imagine how poorly a Van Halen headliner would come across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemerritt View Post
    In my opinion Van Halen isn't nearly on the same level as ACDC.
    Yeah, ACDC is definitely the bigger name and makes much more sense as a Coachella headliner than Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slugworth View Post
    Van Halen shits on ACDC on every level in my opinion. Also the Southern California connection makes them a way bigger name.
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    Eh...I'd watch Van Halen if they were booked, but there's so many other classic rock names I'd rather see in their place. AC/DC got a very good response this year, though, so I hope it becomes a trend again.

    I think a lot of us both agree and approve of Kendrick Lamar being bumped up to a headliner. But because of that, I can't see a second act that's typically been a sub the last few years being bumped up to the top billing (Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, etc.). It would look too weak. If we get a different rap act, then yeah, all those are fair game.

    Mumford and Sons, as much as I despise them, are an incredibly safe pick for arena act that tours everywhere the previous year and ends up as the annual "sloppy seconds" headliner (KOL, TBK, RHCP, Muse, Jack White), especially since they skipped Coachella on their previous album. Could also be the Foos, but Mumford draws out the kiddies and the soccer moms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slugworth View Post
    Van Halen shits on ACDC on every level in my opinion. Also the Southern California connection makes them a way bigger name.
    Slug, Van Halen will be doing the state fair circuit this fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santasutt View Post
    Slug, Van Halen will be doing the state fair circuit this fall.

    It's over, dude.
    Oh im sure it is over, but in my opinion I think they would do a great job. Way better than ACDC, and it also makes more sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepiratepenguin View Post
    I think a lot of us both agree and approve of Kendrick Lamar being bumped up to a headliner. But because of that, I can't see a second act that's typically been a sub the last few years being bumped up to the top billing (Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, etc.). It would look too weak. If we get a different rap act, then yeah, all those are fair game.
    I sort of agree, but what if it's two up and coming headliners and one gigantic pocket burning legendary act? Like Kendrick/Vampire Weekend/The Rolling Stones? I don't think it would look weak in that scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clleadz View Post
    after the AC/DC backlash this year
    Going into the festival, I would agree that said backlash exists. But the crowd they drew for both weekends makes me think otherwise.
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    Yeah, what "backlash"? All reports I've read were overwhelmingly positive.


    Also:
    Quote Originally Posted by Slugworth View Post
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    This makes no sense.

    Courtney Barnett - 6/5 - The Mohawk
    The Avett Brothers/Old Crow Medicine Show - 6/27 - Whitewater Amphitheater
    Death Grips - 7/18 - The Mohawk
    Kraftwerk - 9/25 - Bass Concert Hall

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    Just curious, what other "pocket burning legendary acts" are even out there? Floyd and Zep? Although the Stones are obviously way more likely than those and are very unlikely.

    If GV was worried about a sellout (which they aren't) they could book anyone beside Daft Punk's first show in 9 years and be just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gribbz View Post
    Yeah, what "backlash"? All reports I've read were overwhelmingly positive.


    Also:


    This makes no sense.
    I know right? Why the fuck would anyone follow Lebron from team to team like a bandwagoning idiot?

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    The Rolling Stones, they've been on my 2016 list.
    Last edited by conners; 04-24-2015 at 11:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clleadz View Post
    after the AC/DC backlash this year, I can only imagine how poorly a Van Halen headliner would come across.
    I didn't see ANY backlash against ACDC this year at all, everyone was buzzing about it and excited, and I haven't heard anything bad about the performance they delivered. Pretty much all the headliner backlash both before and after the festival has been directed at Drake.
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