Monday, January 21, 2008

coachella line up announced

Coachella 2008 Lineup Announced
Includes Portishead, Kraftwerk, Verve, Death Cab, MMJ, Breeders, Jens, M.I.A., Spiritualized, Justice, Battles, Dan Deacon, Rilo Kiley

Photo by Anoulay Tsai

Let the 2008 festival season begin, North America! Here we have the much-anticipated lineup for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, taking place April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in hot, sticky Indio, California. Organizers made the big announcement at a press conference today in Mexico City, according to the LA Times.

The biggest surprise? No My Bloody Valentine, who were heavily rumored to be playing this year's fest. The second biggest surprise? How underwhelming it is in comparison to years past.

Among the big ticket items: Roger Waters of Pink Floyd performing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, Portishead playing their first American show in forever, the reunited Verve, uh, Jack Johnson. But hey, Kraftwerk!

Other acts announced include the Breeders, Death Cab for Cutie, Jens Lekman, My Morning Jacket, M.I.A., the Raconteurs, Rilo Kiley, Spiritualized, Love and Rockets, Battles, Dan Deacon, Justice, Kid Sister, Crystal Castles, UNKLE, Chromeo, Autolux, Louis XIV, Cold War Kids, Junkie XL, VHS or Beta, Cafe Tacuba Fatboy Slim, Midnight Juggernauts, Akron/Family, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, and the Cinematic Orchestra. So still pretty great, right?

Take a good look at that lineup, folks. Chances are you're going to see some combination of all of those names at least 15 more times within the next few months as the festival season gets underway.

AEG Live and Goldenvoice, the people behind Coachella, are expected to announce a festival for later in the summer which will take place at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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