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...
March 2 - Deafheaven
March 3 - Against Me!
March 31 - Eric Prydz
April 14-16 - Coachella
April 22-23 - Decibel Metal & Beer Festival
May 4 - The Weeknd
May 20 - Mastodon/EODM/Russian Circles
May 30 - Conan/North
June 9 - Sigur Rós
July 3 - Roger Waters
July 30 - Panorama Festival
August 17-20 - Psycho Las Vegas
September 9 - Green Day
October 6-8 - ACL wknd. 1
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), 17(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