Published Jan 22, 2008Back in November we reported on a poster going around claiming to be the 2008 line-up for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Well, as expected, it turned out to be bogus, but now two months later the festival's first batch of confirmed artists have been announced for the weekend of April 25 to 27.
Sadly, no My Bloody Valentine reunion or Radiohead, which many felt would be the obvious choices for headliners. Instead they've given concertgoers umm... Jack Johnson (?) on the Friday, Portishead on the Saturday and Roger Waters closing out Sunday night with a performance Dark Side of the Moon. Hmm... I guess that's fine, but not quite as legendary as their past accomplishments, like reuniting old favourites (i.e. Siouxsie & the Banshees, Pixies, Bauhaus, Jane's Addiction, the Jesus & Mary Chain) and bringing in showstopping acts (no one, it seems, will ever forget Daft Punk).
Alas, it's still great to see the Verve make their debut after a decade away, as well as the return of Love and Rockets, Portishead, the Breeders and of course, the original robots in disguise, Kraftwerk.
Without further ado, here is the complete list so far, in case the poster above is a little too hard on the eyes.
Friday April 25
Jack Johnson, the Verve, the Raconteurs, the Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan & Sara, Madness, the Swell Season, the National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Pendulum, 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, Santogold, Jens Lekman, John Butler Trio, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Architecture In Helsinki, Sandra Collins, Busy P, Cut Copy, Black Lips, Datarock, Professor Murder, Reverend & the Makers, the Bees, Porter, Rogue Wave, Modeselektor, American Bang, Lucky I Am.
Saturday April 26
Portishead, Kraftwerk, Death Cab for Cutie, Cafe Tacuba, 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, Boys Noize, Junkie XL, Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie T, the Teenagers, VHS or Beta, Carbon/Silicon, Erol Alkin, Yo Majesty!, Little Brother, Bonde Do Role, St. Vincent, Akron Family, MGMT, Institubes djs, Surkin Para One and Orgasmic, James Zabiela, Kavinsky, Dredg, the Bird and the Bee, Grand Ole Party, New Young Pony Club, 120 Days, Yoav, Electric Touch, Uffie.
Sunday April 27
Roger Waters ("Dark Side of the Moon"), Love and Rockets, My Morning Jacket, 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 Fuck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, The Annuals, Kid Sister with A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I'm From Barcelona, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, The Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Platiscenes, Brett Dennen.