I don’t know about you guys, but we have been checking the Coachella website every day this month, waiting for them to announce the lineup… and it finally came out last night! As always, they have put together an impressive lineup of veteran acts and up-and-coming bands. I don’t know what I’m more excited about – the Stone Roses or all the smaller bands that I’ve been listening to nonstop who will be there! Here’s a look at the lineup and some of the bands we’re most excited about, plus a playlist! Coachella passes go on sale this Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 10am PST – get ready!
Friday is definitely looking the best to me so far… The Stone Roses are amazing, and one of my favorite British Bands – come to think of it, there is a very strong presence of British acts in this lineup! I almost didn’t believe my eyes when I saw Lou Reed’s name on the next row. Other highlights include Blur, Modest Mouse, Beach House, Band of Horses, Local Natives and Lord Huron. Saturday’s headliner is Phoenix, whose new album should be dropping right around the time of the festival. Also on Saturday are the XX, the Postal Service are back (!), New Order, Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer, Portugal. The Man, Bat For Lashes, Wild Nothing and Kurt Vile. Sunday will close the festival with headliner the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and some of the other highlights from that day include Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Tame Impala, The Lumineers, and Grimes.
What do you guys think about the lineup? Upon first glance I must say I was hoping for maybe a bigger headliner one of the days (those Rolling Stones rumors had my hopes up!) but after putting together this post I realize there are so many amazing bands playing! Who are you most excited about? Who’s going to Coachella? Discuss!