The Lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Has Finally Been Released
After waiting what seemed like an eternity for the Golden Voice to release this years lineup for their famed Coachella Music Festival, the wait is over. Late Thursday night, the people running the Coachella Twitter account tweeted out the lineup to the masses that were anxiously awaiting. There were a couple surprises on the lineup as far as headliners. For instance, almost no one was mentioning the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will be the last show on Sunday night. Blur and The Stone Roses are headlining the first night with Modest Mouse and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs playing probably around the same time. The second night will feature Phoenix as the headliner. However, the biggest act of the second night might prove to be the reunion of The Postal Service, who will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary of their newly platinum album Give Up.
Check out the rest of the line up below…
After reviewing for a short period this line up is heavy. And by heavy I mean stacked. At first glance you may not think so, but look further and let me know what you think.
Besides the obvious headliners and co-headliners, you may have missed that Passion Pit, Teagan and Sara, Band of Horses and Of Monsters and Men will also be playing. Not to mention some EDM sprinkled in with the likes of Nicky Romero, Wolfgang Gartner and Dillon Francis, whom may have been the first performer to tweet out the lineup and his excitement. Also, the side project of Skrillex and Boyz Noise, Dog Blood, will take the stage on day 1.
In addition to the reunion of The Postal Service; Hot Chip, The xx, New Order and Two Door Cinema Club should promise to deliver great shows. In case you’re looking for a punch in the mouth, Knife Party, Benny Benassi and Fedde Le Grande will be on hand wollop you. Portugal the Man and Bats for Lashes should not be overlooked either. Want rap? How about 2 Chainz? Oh yeah, and who saw the Dropkick Murphy’s coming!?
Clearly, everyone will be anticipating the evening with Anthony Keidis and Friends, but to pass the time there is a smorgasboard of talent. Paul Oakenfold, Hardwell, Pretty Lights or Eric Prydz should end up being big dance parties. If you want to mellow out beforehand you can check The Lumineers set, which should be nap inducing…just saying. If you want the direct opposite of that, you can always go check out The Wu-Tang Clan.
That is just a quick take on the weekend. The lineup came out about 20 minutes ago so I am still processing what is going on. Feel free to email me, comment below, hit me up on Twitter with your thoughts on the lineup or join the conversation on Facebook