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)
I guess you may not have caught the relevance of the "when" part of this.
Also, if a factor like "how big are the venues that the artist is playing?" don't matter, how are we supposed to answer your question of who is "more likely" to headline?
more likely meaning: each artists relationship with golden voice, their "fit" and marketability for the festival, logistics/ tour schedule etc
We both know that Drake and Timberlake are popular enough to headline, but who's style of music actually fits the coachella brand? Timberlake headlining would be a defining moment for coachella, considering that no pop artist has ever headlined the event. JT headlining would be new territory for coachella, whereas Drake's brand is synonymous to Kanye's, who was seen as a success in 2011.
I was asking for "a formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward." AKA a debate. Since both artists are obviously popular enough to headline, I was simply stating that your point to tour capacity holds no weight. The timing and schedule of their tours do, but not the capacity.
So no, I don't have the answers to my questions. I'm just curious to hear out valid arguments
If the strokes perform I will become a crazy fan girl. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
Has a band ever headlined, then come back "demoted" to second (or third) line? Because after the pile of tepid shit that was the last two Strokes albums, I can't imagine them on the top line. To say nothing of the fact that it's really soon for them to come back, but whatever.
Friday: Mumford & Sons
Linkin Park / The White Stripes / The Temper Trap /
Saturday: Daft Punk
Empire of the Sun / Bloc Party / Cold War Kids
Sunday: OutKastorJustin Trousersnake w/ Timbaland & Missy Elliot
QOTSA / The Roots / The Neptunes
Something I would love, which is also partly realistic....
Iron Maiden (this would just be badass, for I would never pay/go see them on their own)
The National (I'm sorta warming up to the fact that if this latest album does well, I think they can move up to headliners by next year)
The Cure (assuming we get the "shit, we gotta bring back an old favorite because we ran out of options, and we can't invite the RHCP back YET)
What I feel it could be:
Mumford and Sons
What I really really want but won't expect until 2015 (or beyond):
I feel like this is the most realistic combination.
I've seen people mention this before, and I think that when you really think about it, Mumford/NIN/Depeche Mode makes no sense. Both Mumford and NIN have headlined or will headline a bunch of festivals this summer/fall - Mumford at Bonnaroo, Lolla, and Hangout, NIN at Lolla, Voodoo, OSL, MOEMS. Depeche Mode is touring the whole country pretty heavily this year.
When is the last time that Coachella featured three headliners which were all really, really prevalent the previous year? There's usually one name that hit the festival circuit big time the year before (RHCP, the Black Keys, Kings of Leon, etc.), but then there's also usually one "current" headlining act hitting other fests in that same year (Phoenix, Radiohead, Arcade Fire), plus one "exclusive" act (Blur/Stone Roses, Dre & Snoop, Kanye, etc). I know the idea of a "formula" is ridiculous, but it would be really odd if the entire headlining lineup was nothing but recycled acts from the 2013 touring cycle.
I think NIN and Depeche Mode are spot on. But I think the third headliner will be Justin Timberlake. He's already announced dates running into February of 2014, but no West Coast solo dates yet. He's never played a U.S. festival, from what I know. And he's got the second part of his album coming out late this year, so the timing fits. I could easily see him adding shows in Australia/South America/Japan after this leg of his U.S. tour wraps up in February, then doing a west coast run with Coachella dates to follow. Plus, he'd be a name that would get people talking, for better or worse. Just a hunch.
Originally Posted by baily
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