Friday, January 30, 2009

Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure
to headline 2009 Coachella Festival

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 17-19, 2009

The lineup for this year's Coachella (as of 1/30) is as follows:

Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen,
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Beirut, The Black Keys,
Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings, The Crystal Method,
Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, The Airborne Toxic Event,
We Are Scientists, N.A.S.A., Patton & Rahzel, M. Ward, The Presets,
The Hold Steady, A Place to Bury Strangers, Felix da Housecat,
Buraka Som Sistema, Ryan Bingham, Bajofondo, Peanut Butter Wolf,
Noah & the Whale, White Lies, The Bug, Los Campesinos!,
Alberta Cross, Craze & Klever, Molotov, Switch, Gui Boratto,
Steve Aoki, The Aggrolites, People Under the Stairs,
The Courteeners, Cage the Elephant, Dear and the Headlights.

The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio,
Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Mastodon, TRAV$DJ-AM,
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Atmosphere, Henry Rollins, Crookers,
Turbonegro, Hercules and Love Affair, Superchunk, Glasvegas,
Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Booker T & the DBT’s, Amanda Palmer,
The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One (Live), Calexico, Liars,
Bob Mould Band, Zane Lowe, Electric Touch, Blitzen Trapper,
James Morrison, Drop the Lime, Glass Candy, Thenewno2,
Gang Gang Dance, Billy Talent, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti,
Ida Maria, Zizek, Cloud Cult, Tinariwen.

The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle,
Lupe Fiasco, Paul Weller, Peter Bjorn and John, X, Public Enemy,
Antony & the Johnsons, Roni Size, Jenny Lewis, Groove Armada,
Paolo Nutini, Christopher Lawrence, Lykke Li, Okkervil River,
The Kills, M.A.N.D.Y., Clipse, Sebastien Tellier, Fucked Up,
Perry Farrell, The Horrors, Late of the Pier, K’naan, Junior Boys,
Brian Jonestown Massacre, Supermayer, No Age, Vivian Girls,
Shepard Fairey, Themselves, Gaslight Anthem, The Knux,
Mexican Institute of Sound, The Night Marchers, Marshall Barnes.

Official Coachella Website

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Adam Bernard said...

Strange lineup. There's only a handful of people I'd want to see each day.

Paul Gargano said...

The great thing about Coachella is, it's more about the total experience than it is about a few individual artists. The only initial "must see" for me is McCartney. I'm pretty damn excited about Crystal Method, but I have a feeling they'll be on at the same time as McCartney, so I'm muting my expectations there.

My snap judgment? Beyond Friday, I'm personally underwhelmed. That said, Sunday will be HUGE for a lot of people, and it is a very solid lineup overall. Give me a month, and I'll likely be going crazy over someone I hadn't heard a lot of before today (as with Animal Collective, and a score of others, last year), so it's all pretty-much conjecture at this point.

It's Coachella - As long as you go in with the right mindset, it's going to be great.