Echo And The Bunnymen

And here it is:The lineup this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Sunny Day Real Estate

Sunny Day Real Estate

The lineup is out for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The event, held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, is scheduled for April 16-18.  Every year, music fans all over the country wait to find out who will be listed on the festival’s lineup. And here it is: 

•Friday : Jay-Z / LCD Soundsystem / Them Crooked Vultures / Vampire Weekend / PiL / Grizzly Bear / Echo and the Bunnymen.
•Saturday : Muse / Faith No More / MGMT / the Dead Weather / Devo / the Xx / Tiesto
•Sunday: Gorillaz / Pavement / Thom Yorke / Phoenix / Spoon / De La Soul / Sly and the Family Stone / Sunny Day Real Estate
A three-day pass runs $269, and starting this year, festivalgoers can buy tickets through a layaway program. For more information on the lineup, ticket information, hotels, directions — you name it — visit the festival’s website. My head just exploded. Goldenvoice has finally revealed the Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival offical lineup for their 2010 edition. The lineup is usually announced this time of year, on or around the MLK, Jr. Day holiday, and it comes 87 days before the festival kicks off on Friday, April 16 in Indio, California. Muse was an early rumored headliner, as well as Pavement, due to their recently announced reunion. Well, Muse has been pegged to headline for Saturday — as I predicted — and Jay-Z and Gorillaz are set to head line Friday and Sunday, respectively, with Gorillaz sneaking away that last headline spot from Pavement (most likely due to their over-the-top visuals, which Coachella loves). The rest of the lineup is classic Coachella — plenty of DJs and electro/house acts, the best indie rock bands and an eclectic mix of some older bands, Sly and the Family Stone, for instance. However, there are a few bands playing the 3-day festival that shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise, especially if you are a loyal Up on The Sun reader. My theories on both Yeasayer and Beach House have been confirmed. Yeasayer will have a Friday slot, with Beach House holding down a spot on Sunday. Both bands had tours coming through the Southwest/California around the time of Coachella and both had Los Angeles dates absent from that particular part of their respective tours. Now, it wasn’t rocket science to see this happening, but it took a little intiution to clearly see that — based on their reputation and talents — that Coachella would invite them along. That, or the bands already knew they were playing the festival and simply couldn’t reveal that information until the lineup was officially announced. The 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will take place April 16-18 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. Tickets are $269 for a 3-day pass and will be on sale this Friday, 1/22, at 10 AM PST through Ticketmaster. For more information on all things Coachella, head to the festival’s official website. See you there.

Here is the complete line-up:

Friday, April 16th

Alana Grace
As Tall As Lions
Benny Benassi
Calle 13
Deer Tick
DJ Lance Rock
Echo & the Bunnymen
Erol Alkan
Fever Ray
Grace Jones
Grizzly Bear
Iglu & Hartly
Jets Overhead
Kate Miller-Heidke
La Roux
LCD Soundsystem
Little Dragon
Pablo Hassan
Passion Pit
Public Image Limited
Ra Ra Riot
She & Him
Sleigh Bells
The Avett Brothers
The Cribs
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Specials
The Whitest Boy Alive
Them Crooked Vultures
Vampire Weekend
Wolfgang Gartner

Saturday, April 17

2 many DJ’s
Band of Skulls
Beach House
Camera Obscura
Coheed and Cambria
Corinne Bailey Rae
David Guetta
Dirty Projectors
Dirty South
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Faith No More
Flying Lotus
Frank Turner
Frightened Rabbit
Hot Chip
John Waters
Les Claypool
Major Lazer
Old Crow Medicine Show
Porcupine Tree
Portugal. The Man
Pretty Lights
RX Bandits
Shooter Jennings
Steel Train
The Almighty Defenders
The Dead Weather
The Raveonettes
The Temper Trap
The xx
Tokyo Police Club
White Rabbits

Sunday, April 18

Charlotte Gainsbourg
Club 75
De La Soul
Florence & The Machine
Gary Numan
Gil Scott-Heron
Infected Mushroom
Julian Casablancas
Kevin Devine
King Khan & the Shrines
Little Boots
Local Natives
Matt & Kim
Mayer Hawthorne
Miike Snow
One eskimO
Owen Pallett
Sly & The Family Stone
Sunny Day Real Estate
Talvin Singh
The Big Pink
The Glitch Mob
The Middle East
The Soft Pack
Thom Yorke
Yann Tiersen
Yo La Tengo

Coachella is April 16, 17 and 18 in California.

Hop Farm Festival announces The Twang and more.

the-twangPaul Weller, Editors, The Pigeon Detectives, Doves, and 2manydjs, are some of the first names announced for the Hop Farm Festival which this year has expanded to a two day event with camping.  The initial line-up for Saturday includes The Pigeon Detectives, Echo and the Bunnymen, Etienne De Crecy, Florence & The Machine, Noah And The Whale, Howling Bells, Dr.lektroluv, D.I.M, Jape, The Twilight Sad, Let’s Wrestle, and The Good The Bad.

Sunday’s line-up features Paul Weller, Editors, Doves, 2manydjs, Super Furry Animals, The Twang, (see photo)  Mystery Jets, Ladyhawke, Scratch Perverts, The Rifles, That Petrol Emotion, Alex Cooper, 65daysofstatic, Dananananaykroyd, Burn The Negative, and R.S.A.G.. With more acts still to be announced.

The Hop Farm Festival which is held at the Hop Farm Country Park, Kent for two days from Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July is run by Vince Power, who founded Mean Fiddler (now Festival Republic) before selling it to Live Nation and MCD.

The festival was held as a one day festival last year with one stage and headlined by Neil Young. The day before the site was used by The Mighty Boosh Festival, also run by Power.

Tickets are priced at £125 for a weekend ticket including camping and parking, day tickets are priced at £65 for either day. Career tickets are also available at half price but must be purchased in pairs.

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