Never before have I ever wanted to travel to California for one weekend as bad as I do at this very moment. The 3-day lineup for the 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is, without a doubt, one of the best weekend concert lineups I have ever seen. It's as if someone raided the better half, more like third, of my music collection and put them in a show together. This is excellent.
Faith No More, Gorillaz, Them Crooked Vultures, The Specials, Public Image Limited, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Devo, The Dead Weather, P.O.S., Sly and the Family Stone and many more plan to take over Indio, California on April 16-18. This, my readers and fellow lovers of all things awesome, is indeed one of the greatest festival lineups to ever exist. The only way for it to greater would be to have all of these acts on the same day. Then the world, much like that stage, would just collapse at the weight of its own awesomeness.
2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival lineup:
FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ's, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.
Tickets for Coachella go on sale this Friday (January 22) at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via Ticketmaster or Coachella's site. For those going, let it be known that I hate you but you can be my best friend by sending pictures, commentaries and reviews of the events. Also, I'm sure cookies will be involved if you do this.
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