They've headlined twice. In 2003 and in 2007. Playing once every four years doesn't seem that crazy.
They're biggest fan base is in California so it would make sense for them to return to the stage at the biggest festival in California.
And RHCP is no where near as bad as Coldplay.
or Jack Johnson or The Killers for that matter,but they have the mainstream pull (which is needed at this festival, especially if they wanna sell twice as many tickets this year) of all of these bands. They need one shitty mainstream headliner every year. Deal with it. Go to the Sahara.
Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)
Oddly enough, I think Radiohead is more likely this year than years past, what with the new record and the whole two weekends in a row fits with their whole less-of-a-carbon-footprint thing that they were doing the last time they did a major tour.
Red Hots are also the most likely, if I was just to guess (no American tour in 2011). Last time they headlined, it had only been 4 years since they had previously played.
Really hope Coldplay is NOT a headliner. Can't stand 'em, but I understand if they are booked for the shows.
I just don't believe Daft Punk will be doing shows anytime soon. No new dance music, and I don't think that a rehash of the Alive 06/07 tour would be their first prerogative.
Pulp wouldn't headline. Not that they don't want to or we here at the boards don't want them to, but let's face it, not as many people know them well here in the states.
I love the Beastie Boys, but I am not giving my hopes up that they will play. They will play when Yauch is 100%, and who knows for sure when that would be.
I don't think there is any reason to believe Daft Punk will headline next year. Radiohead/Beastie Boys/Coldplay seems the most realistic to me.
Originally Posted by bmack86
And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
Originally Posted by Hatinisbad
I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.