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    Arrow average set length

    any idea how long each band's set will be? will the "larger" bands have longer set lists?

    how long have they been in the past? thanks!

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    Default Re: average set length

    40-50 Most bands
    Subheadliners 50-60
    Headliners 70-120 minutes
    Superstar DJs or DJ collectives 80-100
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    50 minute sets with 25 minutes for changeover between bands.

    This is quite consistent from Coachella to Coachella.

    Headliners generally get 90 minutes, with a few notable exceptions (Roger Waters, The Cure) playing for longer. there is also usually a longer break between the subheadliner and the headliner on the mainstage, 35-45 minutes.

    Subheadliners (Black Keys, Animal Collective, Duran Duran) get 75 minutes and the closing acts on the Outdoor Theatre usually get 60 minutes instead of 50.

    Sahara tent DJ's get 60 minutes since they can switch over to the next act quickly.

    Live acts in the Sahara will get 50 minutes with roughly 15-25 minutes for setup... this is variable.

    To check out the set times from previous Coachellas click HERE
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    awesome. I was weary it'd be like 15-20 minutes for smaller bands but this is fantastic if it holds true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverLining View Post
    awesome. I was weary it'd be like 15-20 minutes for smaller bands but this is fantastic if it holds true!
    Sly Stone's set was 15-20 minutes, but that was a train wreck.

    I think Paul McCartney played for 2+ hours.
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    Public Image LTD headlined Day 1 last year on the Outdoor theatre and played longer than Jay-Z who was on main stage, so it does vary depending on the artist.

    Johnny did 3 curtain calls. Fucking epic. He was loving upstaging Jay-Z and at one point even said something like, Aren't you all glad you took a PIL instead of watching that wanker Jay-Z?

    But yah, most sets are about 45 min until about 9 or so, then certain sets become increasingly longer.

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    Johnny Rotten is a fucking wanker
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