The mentions for Jack White seem silly. I can easily see him as the subheadliner but now that every other festival got their grubby hands on him it would be an incredibly weak booking for Coachella to have him as headliner
The Black Keys
Skrillex on the main.
6/26 Sunflower Bean @ Constellation Room, 7/3 Telecaves @ Non Plus Ultra, 7/7 Mitski @ The Echo, 7/22 Weird Al @ Hollywood Bowl, 7/28 Tokimonsta @ Hammer Museum, 8/3 Marissa Nadler @ The Echo, 8/4 Radiohead @ Shrine Auditorium, 8/7 Sufjan Stevens @ Hollywood Bowl, 8/27-28 FYF Fest, 9/24 Music Tastes Good, 9/25 Lush @ Fonda
Seriously, though, Korn headlining with a reunited White Zombie playing right before would be incredible. It's been 6 years since Coachella had a hard rock headliner. Need to get somebody hardcore to make the prudes uncomfortable again.
Friday: Animal Collective + Beastie Boys (not who I want, who I'm predicting)
Saturday: Depeche Mode (Portishead sub)
Sunday: Korn (White Zombie sub)
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Chaos lives in everything.
Black Keys this year are a weird exception to all of the various rules because they graduated to headliner status with an album that came out while they were still touring the previous record.
The Rolling Stones as the "rock" genre, especially with their 50th Anniversary tour being pushed back until 2013.
Noir and I have been throwing around the idea of Beyonce as being a possibility, but I have doubts. Lady Gaga is quickly losing her luster and couldn't fathom GV picking up yesterday's trash.
If we're going with a female headliner (I'm bias for my ladies), I would prefer Goldfrapp although not sure if they could fulfill the "sell out a festival day quota". Madonna will probably not have an invitation back. Can't imagine the YYY's as being popular enough despite subing twice. Now that I've gone through multiple doubtfuls, I can see Gwen Stefani coming with No Doubt.
Daft Punk, but could go with Depeche Mode or New Order.
Also, seeing the influence recent bands have reaped, I'm throwing this out on a limb: Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers or Michael McDonald. Yes, I'm kind of serious too.
Simon & Garfunkel
Though it'll probably be No Doubt.
How about some Human League?
8/5-Pearl Jam (Fenway)
8/7-Pearl Jam (Fenway)
8/15-Guns N' Roses (UofP Stadium)
8/23-Coldplay (Gila River Arena)
9/13-Brian Fallon (Marquee)
9/17-Prophets of Rage (Ak-Chin)
9/21-Black Sabbath (Ak-Chin)
9/30-10/2-ACL Weekend 1
10/5-Mumford & Sons (Ak-Chin)
10/14-Sigur Ros (Orpheum)
11/14-Temple of the Dog (Forum)
4/14-16-Coachella Weekend 1
I like Simon and Garfunkel, but I'm not sure if they'd work for Coachella. We can't even keep a few thousand people from talking during something like Jeff Mangum; I can't imagine how bad it would be for a Simon and Garfunkel headlining set.
northside groove...southside groove....eastside groove...westside groove
Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers/Michael McDonald would make people commit suicide from the Ferris Wheel. The Doobie Brothers are playing here in May at a 1,000 seat venue that isn't close to selling out.
Human League is possible as a player but no way are they near headliner status.
My sense is that even if they could book a set of headliners like
... they wouldn't because it would make all subsequent lineups until the end of time pale in comparison.
'10, '11, '12.1, '13.1, '14.1
Since we're talking about ladies, Adele would be cool. I know I'm just dreaming on that one though. Haha.