Thursday, January 24, 2008

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Line Up

Following is an informational post for music fans all over.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual event in the Palm Springs area that features many genres of live music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronica. The event draws huge crowds every year and also features large sculptural art on display from up and coming artists. The outdoor event has several stages with tents set-up, each playing live music continuously. The stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent. This year's festival, which will run April 25th, 26th and 27th has been described as one of the most diverse in the event's history. This year's line up include the following artists:

Friday April 25th

Jack Johnson, The Verve & The Raconteurs

Also: The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend you, Yeah?, Minus the Bear, Spank Rock, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Diplo, Adam Freeland, Santo Gold, Jens Lekman, John Butler Trio, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Architecture in Helsinki, Sandra Collins, Busy P, Cut Copy, Black Lips, Datarock, Professor Murder, Reverend and the Makers, The Bees, Porter, Rogue Wave, Modeselektor, American Bang, Lucky I Am.

Saturday, April 26th
Portishead Kraftwerk Death Cab For Cutie & Cafe Tacuba

Also: Sasha & Digweed, Rilo Kiley, Dwight Yoakam, M.I.A., Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, DeVotchKa, Flogging Molly, Mark Ronson, Turbonegro, Scars on Broadway, Islands, Enter Shikari, Calvin Harris, Boyz Noize, Junkie XL, Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie T, The Teenagers, VHS or Beta, Carbon/Silicon, Erol Alkan, Yo Majesty!, Little Brother, Bonde Do Role, St. Vincent, Akron Family, MGMT, Institubes DJs (Surkin, Para One and Orgasmic), James Zabiela, Sebastian, Kavinsky, Dredg, The Bird and the Bee, Grand Ole Party, New Young Pony Club, 120 Days, Yoav, Electric Touch, Uffie.

Sunday, April 27th
Roger Waters (performing "Dark Side of the Moon"), Love & Rockets & My Morning Jacket

Also: Spiritualized, Justice, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, The Streets, Metric, Danny Tenaglia, Simian Mobile Disco, Booka Shade, Murs, Dmitri from Paris, Autolux, The Field, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Les Savy Fav, The Cool Kids, Sons & Daughters, Sia, Holy F%ck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, The Annuals, Kid Sister w/A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I'm from Barcelona, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, The Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Plastiscines, Brett Dennen.

This event always sells out and tickets are hard to get, so plan ahead. My friend (and regular reader of this blog) DJBenWu will be making a road trip all the way from Indianpolis to attend Coachella this year. Rock on Ben!!!!


Ben Wu said...

Our annual migration back to the desert is on! Hopefully the Palm Springs Savant may grace us with his presence for a martini one evening.


Sounds like fun!!
Wish I could attend!

Canadian flake said...

Wish I could come to check it out...if only to thaw out and de-ice a bit..lmao.
Enjoy yourself!!

Seraphine said...

OO I love Tegan and Sara!

zen wizard said...

Jam on, duder!!

C said...

Wow! That's quite the line up! I'm jealous! I'd love to go to a Roger Waters' concert!

P.S. I've bestowed upon you an award to add to your wall of fame. You're one of my "daily doses" ;) Love your blog! BTW, you don't have to add the award to your wall lest it be too blingy! ;)


dilling said...

LOVE Jack Johnson! Easy on the eyes, as well!

LouLou! said...

Oh my! You lucky devil! Madness would be a fun blast from the past, but I would LOVE to see Gogol Bordello!!! You must tell me how they are!


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