I saw them at Outside Lands, whichever year they played there. They weren't bad, but I'm not all that excited about them again. On the other hand, they're likely playing opposite Empire of the Sun (who closed the outdoor stage the last time they played), and I *hate* them. So it really all comes down to who's in the Sahara.I think I've seen Muse 2-3 times (I have friends who are REALLY into them). They are pretty good, and I like a lot of older songs, but I'm not that excited to see them again. If there is someone better playing Saturday night, I will skip Muse.
I'm thinking Skrillex will close the main stage, following Muse (akin to what happened in 2010 with Tiesto following Muse). I'm predicting that Headhunterz closes the Sahara; hardstyle seems like a good way to finish the night.
So what are everyones top/"must see" acts this year anyway? I'm guessing not Muse...
Friday: The Knife, The Glitch Mob, Kate Nash, Chromeo.
Saturday: Tiga, Warpaint, Fatboy Slim, Blood Orange.
Sunday: Beck, Classixx, Arcade Fire, Duck Sauce.
To me it doesn't make sense why they would have 3 electronic acts to close the same night (Skrillex, Headhunterz, & Empire of the Sun)
I need to go through my spreadsheet again when I get home, but recalling from memory my tops are (in no particular order):
Friday: Broken Bells, Glitch Mob, Grouplove, Caravan Palace, Dixon, Waxahatchee, Kate Nash, Flume, The Knife
Saturday: Washed Out, Carbon Airways, Headhunterz, Tiga, CHVRCHES
Sunday: Arcade Fire, Beck, NMH, Krewella, Trombone Shorty, Preservation Hall Jazz Band
So .... yeah, I'm really looking forward to it.
I have a spreadsheet that I make where I rank all of the artists by how likely I am to want to see them based on that criteria, as well as a short note about them. I like to pick the acts based on how I'm feeling at the time; a scheduled approach is too rigid for my liking.
My favorite set last year was Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. I was right in the middle of that giant rotating ska pit when it started moving... some of the most fun that I've ever had at Coachella!
Who has car camping passes? I'm interested in how much chill space there will be? Last year we didn't have enough