Coachella 2008

Yesterday I said something about how one should not, dear reader(s), be surprised to see British Sea Power at the festivals this year because, “theirs is a festival sound.” And then I linked to the Coachella site. Well, the folks at Golden Voice must have noticed and decided to show me up by actually announcing the lineup just hours after I linked. I’m here to tell you that British Sea Power will NOT be showing up at Coachella this year.

But the lineup is better than I remember for a while. For once, all three headliners haven’t actually headlined the festival before. And further, you couldn’t get a more diverse lineup.

Coachella 2008

I can already see some conflicts brewing. Can you? Oh, is the print a little small? Do we need a magnifying glass? Never fear, there’s a complete list of the acts after the jump.

It looks as if Sasha & Digweed are gonna wrap the Sahara just before Portishead takes the main stage. I can deal with that. And I love the Rockets, but Roger Waters is a titan. Can’t miss him. Friday’s late evening conflict seems to be Fatboy Slim and Swell Season (I told you Glen Hansard had a good year.)

The rest I’ll just have to play as it happens. There are a lot of marvelous opportunities in there. I’m From Barcelona? Autolux? Akron/Family? Sandra Collins? Battles??

Good times, they are a comin.’

Here’s the list. The ones in bold are the Sixsquare Picks. Subject to change as we do our research.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, 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 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, 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 27: Roger Waters (“Dark Side of the Moon”), Love & 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 w/A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I’m from Barcelona, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, The Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Plastiscines, Brett Dennen

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