Not to mention, HUGE nostalgia factor for Coachella's target demographic (college age kids).
This AFP=Atoms for Peace and AFP=Amanda Fucking Palmer is AFP= absolutely fucking pissing...me off...
February 8 - Lamb of God/Anthrax/Deafheaven/Power Trip
February 13 - Black Sabbath
March 3 - Sumac
March 23 - Abbath/High On Fire/Skeletonwitch/Tribulation
March 24 - David Gilmour
March 31 - Melvins
April 19 - Smashing Pumpkins
April 30 - Levitation
May 13 - The Cure
July 19 - Dragged Into Sunlight
My point is this: there are a SHIT TON of bands that have never played. The only reason to keep getting the same overdone acts every three to four years is to sell tickets (although with the festival already being sold out basically, I can't see why this should be a factor). Coachella was (is) great because of it's uniqueness and ability to put together a diverse lineup, different from other festivals, each year.
edit: I realize this is all based on the speculation, but my point still stands.
Coachella 09, 10, 11, 12(WK1), 13(WK2), 14(WK2), 15(WK1), 16(WK1)
It's all about the music.
I'd imagine we see plenty of new artists and first timers as usual, but I believe it has been more difficult to maintain so much uniqueness since it went to a three-day format. When there are anywhere from 150-180 acts a year and only so many bands touring, I'd imagine it isn't as easy filling out the lineup without having a plethora of repeats.
It's that time of year again guys. -
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Father John Misty
Lana Del Ray
Nine Inch Nails
Of Monsters and Men
The Glitch Mob
The Stone Roses
Nine Inch Nails? I don't get it.
Where's RHCP I don't see them on the list