OP updated, I'll play with Sunday soon when I have some free time.
why can't Saturday work something like this:
Sigur Ros - 7:30 - 8:30
The Postal Service - 8:55 - 9:45
The XX - 10:05 - 10:55
Phoenix - 11:25 - close
Grizzly Bear - 7:50 - 8:40
New Order - 9:05 - 10 (A la Big Audio's set time in 2011)
Hot Chip - 10:25 - 11:20
That gives Sigur Ros an hour-long set and guarantees that 90 percent of their set will be in complete darkness. The XX will only get a 50-minute set (if Bon Iver only got that amount of time, what makes anyone think that the XX would get more?)
Getting closer... But I really do think sigur ros will be on outdoor later at night. Maybe grizzly bear earlier on the main stage?
I'm honestly having a hard time believing that Phoenix will have someone up against them on the Outdoor. I know, I know, they're not Arcade Fire or Radiohead who's history more than warrants a silent Outdoor, but these guys will have the second largest crowd of any headliner. Food for thought.
I started threads for Friday and Saturday and will update the front page whenever edits are made. Shall we keep this thread alive to discuss Sunday until I have enough to put up a new thread? I'm currently at work, but I'll try to get Sunday at least started this evening.
-I would switch James Blake and La Roux
-I see The Lumineers on main early on in the afternoon
-I see The Faint in a tent
-I see Social D on Outdoor (maybe switch with The Lumineers?)
-I see Cloud Nothings killing everyone in a tent
My take: Eric Prydz won't be on outdoor. Pretty lights will close either the new stage or mojave maybe even outdoor. Disclosure and Jamie Jones playing at the same time is a tragedy. in regards to gary312's comment. Nick Cave will be on the mainstage.
Also Wutang James Blake and Paul kalkbrenner all playing at the same time would make me sad.
Long time lurker here thought I'd finally get in on some scheduling action. The one thing that jumps out to me about Sundays mock up is the Gaslight Anthem are way too big for the Gobi. Thinking they'll be on the main or outdoor for sure, most likely daytime slot. I think switching them with The Faint would work pretty well.
For whatever reason, Xanman's Sunday won't load for me, so I am just basing this on the comments, but you guys have another thing coming if you think:
a) Eric Prydz and Pretty Lights will be anywhere outside of the final 3 in the Sahara (the only reason I don't say final 2 is because Excision is apparently debuting some huge visual show, but I'd still probably bet it will go Excision --> Pretty Lights --> Eric Prydz)
b) Nick Cave will be anywhere outside of the main stage leading into Red Hot Chili Peppers
There is no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to the #3 --> #2 --> #1 on the main, and the marquee dance acts closing out the Sahara.
As far as electronic acts go, no way that Paul Oakenfold is in the smaller, newer tent instead of Bashmore, Maya Jane Coles, etc. Also, I really, really think Pretty Lights should be a no brainer for the Sahara. He played it last time he was here.
Hardwell --> Oakenfold --> [Excision or Prydz] --> Pretty Lights --> [Excision or Prydz] makes the most sense to me...
Does Excision close with his new show (lame, but plausible) or does Prydz tear it apart against the Chili Peppers? I am hoping for the latter, but you could make a compelling argument for the former.
Oh wow, Hardwell billed over Oakenfold, maybe it's the other way around. Either way, those 5 seem like the no brainer last 5 in the Sahara, in whatever iteration.
I switched Paul O back into the Sahara with Maya Jane Coles and put Julio Bashmore before him. I still think one of those EDM acts bringing a major set up could close the Outdoor this night. (or at least get a Girl Talk-like slot)
At the end of the day, billing is a way better indicator of a top act's placement than a prediction based on replicating or creating an experience (Pretty Lights in the Mojave, Sigur Ros at night on the main, Nick Cave on the outdoor, any dance act this year closing the main, etc). GV billed the acts where they saw fit, and at least with the main or Sahara, billing has been bar none the most consistent indicator of where and when an act will play.
Sahara doesn't seem right without Pretty Lights closing it. Is Excision that big to close the dance tent for the weekend? Why not Oakenfold -> Hardwell -> Excision -> Prydz -> Pretty Lights?
ughhhhh Prydz vs. James Blake
I see where you guys are coming from. I guess it does make more sense for Pretty Lights to close I guess personally I would rather see Eric Prydz close out. I'v seen pretty lights and it was good but nothing spectacular would be nice to see someone i've never seen before to end the fest.
If that is really the closing to Coachella how anticlimatic
The Replacements --> The Knife --> Outkast