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Coachella

Coachella sold out in six days! The real lineup is HERE.

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wow. that is the worst lineup and it's sold out?!

oye.

that daft poster is hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:32 PM

"THERES A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE" - PT Barnum

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:33 PM

PUT MORE TIX ON SALE

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:35 PM

Really? Would've thought such an unspectacular lineup would have taken a lot of time to sell out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:35 PM

guarantee they'll release more tickets in about a month.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:37 PM

it's interesting how many people bought tickets to the point of selling out this festival vs. the # of people on this blog posting about how much the line up sucks....

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:40 PM

TRUE MUSIC FANS LIVE HERE

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:50 PM

The BrooklynVegan comment section is the epicenter of negativity...

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:51 PM

I saw the real flyer, and it says...
HUMMUS HUMMUS HUMMUS HUMMUS HUMMUS HUMMUS HUMMUS HUMMUS

That's what sold it out!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:52 PM

ROADBURN!

The only real fest that happens in April.

Posted by mars | January 26, 2011 7:01 PM


From Goldenvoice and co-presenter the Windish Agency, it's a perfect sell. All of those acts are consistent selling acts. It's easy. Why blow your load on Brian Jonestown Massacre and reuniting obscure bands from the early 90's, that 20 year olds are totally indifferent to. Save that for ATP.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:06 PM

Im not much of a hater...but that lineup blows. Any NY'ers going that way for that lineup are clearly date rapers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:29 PM

You think METALLICA can sell out the
"Metal Coachella" = Big Four
?????????????????????????????????????????

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:31 PM

I like turtles.

Posted by jonathan | January 26, 2011 7:40 PM

whats capacity on one day of coachella??

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:49 PM

agreed with 7:01... can't fucking wait for april

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:54 PM


capacity is 3,000

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:14 PM

when does paft dunk hit the stage?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:25 PM

I heard you could only buy 3 days passes.300$ per day.go with a friend 600$.travel 600$ food 150$ hotel 200$=roughly 2,000 to go to Coachella.
So basically its all wealthy hipsters and old people with money.No one you or I know.
Welcome to America.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:34 PM

LINEUP IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PULP

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:36 PM

For all the haters who think Jeff Magnum at ATP is the holy grail of music, I'll be in the sun listening to three days of GREAT music, its not Neutral Milk Hotel or the Beatles, but it's: Chemical Brothers, Interpol, The National, PJ Harvey, Warpaint, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Shadow, Cold Cave, Cut Copy, Delorean, Delta Spirit, and on and on. Stay the fuck home...and if you don't have tickets, now you have no choice.

Posted by james christian | January 26, 2011 8:51 PM

to anon at 8;34. So if you save your money all year for this one event that makes you wealthy? Get over your poor me, class war shit and grow the fuck up. And for your information, a group of us go from PA, and its roughly 1200 a person for all of it. I'll be thinking about your poor ass on the plane.

Posted by james christian | January 26, 2011 8:59 PM

James,

While you might think that you're pretty hot shit for going to Coachella, I think every one of those bands has played a NYC show in the past year or 2. Quite frankly, if I like a band, I'd rather see them in an indoor venue than a hot festival with thousands of other people surrounding me. So have fun with your impressively mediocre list of bands, I'm sure you'll have a blast!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:00 PM

the guy who isn't james ftw

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:05 PM

ok please tour dfa79

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:05 PM

@6:51 so true

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:06 PM

hahahaahaa. love the poster

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:06 PM

@ james christian - don't think of me en route think of how life changing things will be when you realize spewing this kind of vitriol is causing the cancer you have to metastasize. guess you pick your battles as they say.
i was just making the point that given the hourly wage i make i can afford to go and most people our age/class can't either.
it is fucked that i don't have the option to buy a single day.

it's a comment thread on a music blog.
jesus dude.calm down.
you need a blow job.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:25 PM

this will be my 8th coachella and i go to tons of indoor shows in nyc. I always buy tickets before the lineup drops because i like the FESTIVAL, not just the bands. some people dont like it, then dont go. this isnt their best lineup but you shouldnt judge it based on headliners anyway. DFA, the strokes, duran duran, lauryn hill, suede, chem bros are playing...enough said.

Posted by bludevil007 | January 26, 2011 9:49 PM

Hipster Grifter told me she'd get me on the list +1

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:52 PM

When will people realize that sold out never really means sold out? There will definitely be rereleases and ways of getting in. I really have trouble believing that this is going to be tough to get into.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:34 PM

9:00pm wins. Unless you live in towns where these bands just don't tour, you've probably seen most of this lineup. But if you're in Arkansas or some shit, have a great time!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:52 PM

bullshit. it's not sold out. just a misleading marketing campaign. promoters should be jailed

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:59 PM

"We are sold out. don't bother checking back here for tickets."

Yeah, brilliant marketing.

I assume you marketing geniuses have doctorate degrees in marketing, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:07 PM

21st Century Schizoid Man

Posted by anon | January 26, 2011 11:08 PM

it is marketing
i doubt for the price and the lineup they would sell out only after six days
if it was Glastonbury I'd believe it

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:19 PM

Seeing the Chemical Brothers in a desert lost it's appeal in 1998.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:28 PM

why do I get the feeling everyone on this site would hate the lineup no matter who was on that bill? The funny thing is that there is really nothing wrong with most of the bands playing its just easier to say they all suck

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:33 PM

i agree with 9:49. i was set on going before the lineup was announced. i enjoy music festivals. i work hard for my money, sue me.

Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:46 PM

I'm not surprised. A massively mediocre line-up attracting a mediocre crowd by the masses? Whoa!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:57 PM

Wow, people really want to see Big Audio Dynamite...

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:59 PM

"a mediocre crowd"

what qualifies a crowd as mediocre? that fact that you're not going?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 12:20 AM

If this lineup had a few big name headliners like Neil Young, Daft Punk, etc. people would start calling it a great lineup. A lot of us don't care about the headliners that much. There will be a lot of great bands to see at Coachella.

If you're someone like me who spends most evenings at shows in NYC, you don't have to go to this or any other festival. Almost everyone plays here. If it's a band you like, most likely you will get a longer and better show if you see their individual shows here. However there is nothing wrong with spending three days at a place like Coachella and listen to tons of good bands in a row. There are also exceptions. For example The Raconteurs show at Coachella a few years back was incredible. When I saw them again at Terminal 5 a few weeks later, it was a dreadful experience.

If you don't see a reason for you to spend the money and go, that's fine. I'm not going this year either because money is tight. But don't shit on the festival. I can't imagine anyone who's seriously into music not finding enough bands to see out of that lineup. Every single hater here would jump on the chance to go to the festival if they had the money and time to spare - if for nothing else to find more bands to hate on in BV comments section.


Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 12:20 AM

just announced the bonnaroo lineup

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 12:58 AM

^^ link please?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 1:19 AM

"just announced the bonnaroo lineup"

Nope.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 1:23 AM

bludevil007 @9:49 - how do you buy tickets before the lineup drops - they never go on sale until after the lineup drops. Unless you're talking about glasto.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 2:24 AM

i think i would have preferred daft punk 50 times in a row.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 3:28 AM

shit, i see so many schedule conflicts

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 8:31 AM

Coachella sold out the second they posted a lineup including mostly pop music and a few obscure reunions and indie acts for a mainstream commercialized audience in mind, unlike the years where they'd post a lineup for the quality conscious music fan that contained mostly obscure music with a few mainstream acts thrown into the mix.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 9:22 AM

I also go to many shows, and have seen many of these bands. And if you think that I am being negative, its because the argument that only wealthy people and old people go to this is bullshit. Yes, if you live in NYC, or close like I do, you can see any of these bands. And I have to agree that many people on this site wouldn't like the list even if Daft Punk played every day of the festival. And by the way, I 'll also be at the ATP event in Asbury Park, and I guess that makes me rich or old.

Posted by james christian | January 27, 2011 9:33 AM

I agree with 9:33am. Guys, if you want to see what type of people are spending their money on tickets to this festival, just go read the Coachella forum. You'll soon discover the people going don't have a pot to piss in and are kind of financially irresponsible. I can't tell you how many posts I read with people saying how they don't even have a job, are in debt due to student loans and credit cards, can't afford to eat yet and late on rent but instead of taking care of the necessities, they opt to splurge what little money they save on tickets. In fact, there was a guy on there saying how he was waiting to get money back from his health insurance company for a bill on his wife's doctors appointments because she is suffering from MS!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 9:51 AM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 9:58 AM

Lived in NYC all my life, been going to shows since I was 14. Bought a ticket to Coachella in 2004 because it was hard to pass up Radiohead, Kraftwerk, the Flaming Lips, the Cure and THE PIXIES. This was before Pixies announced any NY shows. Anyway, back then it totally made sense to splurge what little money you had to be at a festival like that.

This lineup? It's a whole lot of great bands but hardly worth spending the minimum of $1,000 or $1,500 it takes to get out there, get a ticket, spend money on food/water, etc. Add Neutral Milk Hotel, Godspeed, Outkast, and I dunno, Husker Du and you got an amazing lineup worth flying out there for.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:06 AM

You don't have to pay to get into Coachella. There are like 5 places to just walk in for free.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:25 AM

Yeah and you don't have to pay for a flight either. There's like 12 places you can just walk on the plane from the runway.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:29 AM

Seriously. If you don't need to get a vehicle into Coachella, you don't have to pay for Coachella. I would estimate that at least 25% of attendees just sneak in.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:35 AM

Didn't people bum rush a fence last year or was that something different.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:47 AM

That was Outside Lands

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:52 AM

nitrous fucking mafia!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:56 AM

i think you're confusing that with the great bum rush of the hummus stand at lollapalooza 09

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:59 AM

@2:24....people had the option to buy tickets on layaway since december or something.

Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2011 11:06 AM

Eh, I'm from NYC but I decided to buy tickets even though most band will make their way east here. Coachella will simply be a nice vacation and a pretty unique experience.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 12:08 PM

1/26-11:08PM: Amidst all the "who?"s and the "sausage fest" comments, yours is one that can be noted of worth. It simply just says "21st Century Schizoid Man". Well done (no sarcasm).

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 12:52 PM

true... crimson references should always be given props.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 1:04 PM

The fact that this coachella sold out in 6 days proves something that all you indie music fags failed to realize. Music is going in another direction, and dance music is exploding.

while you're sitting in williamssburg, trolling brooklyn vegan for the next best thing, ill be in coachella, dancing my fucking ass off.

see ya later losers!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 1:48 PM

I go every year. This lineup is the most boring they've had in a while, but I'm still going. Like everything else in this world, you either bring fun to it or are setting yourself up for disappointment.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 1:52 PM

BUM RUSH THE HUMMUS STAND!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 1:59 PM

1:48pm, your comment is pretentious as fuck. You're basically stating that everyone needs to like dance music in order to be a fan of music today or else they don't know a thing about it nor can they have an opinion on it. I don't feel like dancing. It's dumb. I don't like pop music. I want to be challenged by musicians who aren't trying to sound like something that was already made 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago. Come that weekend in April, you'll find me hanging out with my fellow losers here on the BV board typing from an air conditioned room while you're sweating your balls off in the desert smushed up against a billion sweaty teenage scenesters tripping on acid, holding up their iphones in your face, talking loudly during the bands' sets and ruining your cheap thrill experience that cost you somewhere between $600 - $1,000 to have.

Love,
Coachella veteran of 6 years until 2010

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 2:00 PM

Agreed, 1:04.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 2:11 PM

What's daft punk?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 2:39 PM

DAFT PUNK? You all pining for DAFT PUNK???? WTF

Stupid laser show. Sh*t beats. Wanna move to these French wankers? Begin by clinching every sphincter in your body.

I know, I know - your deadening nostalgia for the 90s electronic will redeem all their pleasureless "sonic landscapes".

Save yourself some cash, poseurs - for a five buck cover, you'll be hearing all your favorite DP "tunes" (I use the term loosely) on the soundtrack down at your local planetarium next year.

btw - Did you all notice that LORD OF ACID are touring?!?! How great will that be, dude?!!?

Posted by mediajunk | January 27, 2011 2:41 PM

The lineup isn't really all that different compared to what they've had the past few years. The audience however is what has changed drastically. The fact this thing sold out in a matter of days just goes to prove the festival has gone to an annoying mainstream crowd who show up just to say they did. You didn't have to worry about that before last year, really, but trends will be trends.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 2:44 PM

Hands down - my favorite Daft Punk jam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv6Ewqx3PMs

Sadly, it's been downhill ever since for these cheese-eating surrender monkeys...

Posted by mediajunk | January 27, 2011 2:45 PM

CHEESE-EATING?????????

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 2:49 PM

2 pm is my new boyfriend. See ya there!

Posted by mediajunk | January 27, 2011 2:57 PM

oh daft punk. thats my house band

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 3:01 PM

Look at the bright side, even if it's just Daft Punk the entire time, you won't have to worry about any shitty indie bands that will seep themselves through :)

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 3:14 PM

everyone complaining about the lineup

1. is too poor to buy tickets

2. procrastinated and now is super jealous

3. would love the lineup if daft punk was on it

4. is retarded

5. doesn't realize this comment is a joke

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 3:43 PM

1-3 are true.

4) Maybe they have different tastes.

5) I'm sure people have better things to do than try to decipher irony or whether something is a joke or not.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 3:57 PM

This is about as standard as lineups get and somehow people are either surprised or dissapointed. The fact that people set the bar too high and expect surprise reunions that were never going to happen is not Coachellas fault.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 4:06 PM

Hey, 3:43, #1 is definitely not true. Like I said in my comment written at 9:51am, there's a ton of people who don't have a dime and still manage to spend their money on tickets. I agree there's definitely rich kids who probably don't think twice about charging $300+ on a credit card, but there's also a ton of people who would rather starve for a few weeks and nearly get evicted from their apartment than miss Coachella. I know all you Williamsburg folk are accustomed to trust fund hipsters, but there's also a healthy amount of people who live beyond their means to have the lifestyle whether they can financially support it or not.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 4:17 PM

^ hey can you fucking stop resorting to criticizing how people spend their money? that's fucking tacky.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 9:24 PM

Why should I when our tax dollars end up going to support some of these people who bitch and moan about not wanting to work but also want to have everything they desire in the world? Where in the taxes does it say, "Money to pay for other people's Coachella tickets which they can't afford?" I'll criticize how people spend their money all I want when it comes to blowing it on stuff you could easily do without. I'm sure they'll survive and still be alive post-April without attending a pricey 3 day festival. If not, I hope they're looking forward to returning from the desert to live in their comfy cardboard box.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 7:25 AM

What time is Daft Punk on?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 8:48 AM

Agreed with 4:17 / 7:25.

One day I was walking down Bedford Avenue and some some stereotypical hipster chick midwestern-transplant with a sad look on her face. She was holding her iPhone and talking to someone. Then as I passed by her, she complained into the iPhone, "but i don't WANT to work a full time job..."

It took every fiber of my being not to punch her in her dumb sunglasses

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 11:14 AM

hippie festivals are way better than idie festivals. go learn from the hippies to see how it's done.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 11:23 AM

People.....its an LA-area festival. Now, some of you zombified NYC-sters may not know this, but Los Angeles is a shallow wasteland of mass media mavens and mouth-breathing hangers on. Not exactly a beacon of good vibes gatherings.

Those on the West Coast already know that once you get South of Cascadia, you must attune your expectations to meet a lower standard of music/life/joy/drugs/people/etc.

People that like the idea of LA like the idea of Coachella. I dont care if Prince was fucking McCartney in a ring of Daft-techno fire...this festival just ain't for some.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 1:15 PM

never been to cali but i hear it's very vapid.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 3:52 PM

oh hi i'm way too cool to like the coachella lineup. too mainstream and actually liking it would seem less cool. where are these ~obscure~ bands that try too hard to sound different. SHUT UP ALL OF YOU.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 11:26 PM

How about YOU SHUT UP? I don't think a single person above has said "I don't like the music because I'm too cool to like something mainstream." It sounds to me like people are saying there's no point flying all the way across the country to watch a band they could easily see in a small club or just a better larger rather than shell out a couple hundred bucks to see the band at an overcrowded festival surrounded by casual music fans that are there just to say they were. Forgive them for having standards about their live music experiences. I love how the general assumption on any one criticizing the lineup is they're too pretentious for it. The only thing pretentious going on these days are the douche bags who are too cool too admit they're too cool.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2011 2:40 PM

For everyone saying people criticizing this lineup are just "jealous haters," I'm curious who you're actually excited to see at Coachella?

I'm guessing you either live in a town with no live music and/or didn't go to any summer festivals last year. Because if you did, you have no reason to go to Coachella this year. Which is why the lineup qualifies as disappointing.

Posted by Gary Gaetti | January 29, 2011 4:08 PM

Yes, but can you afford the massive financial and technical outlays implicit in the iPhone studio system?
Measuring spoons

Posted by mercyverna | February 12, 2011 3:57 AM

It's a great Festival, and you are fully deserved of being there with you're ambitious and talented. And..anyhow, I hope we'll have more CONS in Orlando...It's fun!
muffin pan

Posted by mercyverna | February 12, 2011 3:58 AM

fuck california! fuck LA. fuck coachella. Biggie Smalls!! EAST COAST CRIPS!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2011 1:51 PM

It's a great Festival, and you are fully deserved of being there with you're ambitious and talented. And..anyhow, I hope we'll have more CONS in Orlando...It's fun!

Posted by kitchenware online | March 7, 2011 2:04 AM

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