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The Coachella 2013 Lineup Is Here! What Do You Think?

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!

coachella 2013 lineup

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!


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Elin -January 25, 2013, 10:30AM

I feel like so many people have been complaining about the lineup, so thank you for this! I love the lineup so much! I am dying to see The xx perform again. And blur, The Postal Service, Bassnectar, The Lumineers, Red Hot Chili Peppers?! I could go on and on. Cannot wait.

anne -January 25, 2013, 11:46AM

nick cave and the bad seeds, grinderman, lou reed and dead can dance! i must go!

Jess -January 25, 2013, 12:05PM

If I were able to go, BLUR! My friend told me they were playing and I kind of freaked out. I’m hoping they’ll play at Lolla because I love them so much!

Luana Gabriella -January 25, 2013, 1:25PM

I am soooo excited about Coachella! I really like this lineup and can’t wait to see The xx, Phoenix and Blur. I’ve already bought my tickets…so I’ll see you guys out there. Yayyy :)

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Viirginiaa -January 25, 2013, 3:44PM

I have been dying for this line-up to come out! For my first Coachella experience, the line-up is amazing! Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men, The XX, Phoenix, Alex Clare..I couldn’t be happier all my favorites in one place.

Lauren -January 25, 2013, 9:20PM


funky, cold Medina -January 26, 2013, 4:43PM


I wish Malice could come too…


ya’ll “indie” “hipster” “(fill-in the latest term)” children better get with the program!

Catarina -January 26, 2013, 9:59PM

I AM SO EXCITED<3 Can't wait to shop free people for Coachella.
Perfect place on earth.
4th year<3

Lo -January 29, 2013, 1:33AM

that looks absolutely amazing, wish I could go!!.. but Maine isn’t too close to California :.(

meg -January 29, 2013, 10:41AM

this looks awesome!! but seriously, who let them write Lou Reed’s name smaller than blur or the stone roses? that’s pretty backwards

Chloe -February 2, 2013, 1:21PM

This is an awesome lineup! The Stone Roses, Blur, Modest Mouse, Portugal the Man, RHCP and the Postal Service?! It doesn’t get much better than that; throw in Arctic Monkeys and the Strokes and it would be perfection.

wu tang clan -February 5, 2013, 7:42AM

Why has no mentioned WU TANG CLAN! seriously everyone… WU TANG CLAN!!!!!!!

Felipe -February 18, 2013, 3:59PM
Elizabeth K. -March 2, 2013, 10:38PM

omg i’m so excited. i can’t wait to get there.
also, i came across this list of stuff to wear and take to Coachella 2013. looks pretty sweet!

Elizabeth K. -March 2, 2013, 10:39PM

omg i’m so excited. i can’t wait to get there.
also, i came across this list of stuff to wear and take to Coachella 2013. looks pretty sweet!

alex -April 2, 2013, 3:32AM

Coachella is always the highlight to my year! I’m all about Karen O, haven’t seen Yeah Yeah Yeahs since the last time they played Coachella a few years back. Also Metric, loooove Emily Haines! Two Door Cinema Club and the Foals for some awesome dance tunes. has a Coachella Packing List including a girl’s solution to gross porta pottys:

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