UPDATE (3/28): The Daft Punk camp has confirmed to both Rolling Stone and Pitchfork that the French duo will not be performing at Coachella this year, despite their VEVO page listing the date (which has since been removed).
In what will end up being either the biggest tour leak of the year or an insanely cruel joke, VEVO has updated their official Daft Punk artist page to include a tour date set for Friday, April 12, 2013, at Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. In other words, Coachella.
Bonnaroo revealed it’s 2013 lineup yesterday through #BLAM, short for Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon, which consisted of an hour live stream from “Weird Al” Yankovic, a clip from Daniel Tosh, and classic Bonnaroo highlight clips.
This year’s headliners are Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who will appear alongside an epic cast or performers that includes Björk, R. Kelly, Wu-Tang Clan, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, ZZ Top, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Passion Pit, The xx, Grizzly Bear, Nas, Beach House, A$AP Rocky, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Dirty Projectors, Alt-J, Earl Sweatshirt, Big K.R.I.T., Four Tet, Japandroids, Action Bronson, AraabMUZIK, and HAIM.
Electronic music makes a bit of an imprint this year as well, with a list of artists that includes Pretty Lights, Boys Noize, Wolfgang Gartner, Porter Robinson, Clockwork, and Paper Diamond.
Tickets for this years festival, which spans June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee, will go on sale this Saturday, February 23th at Noon EST via the festival’s website.
Continue reading for the official poster and complete lineup list.
Finally putting a lid on all the rumors and speculation, Coachella has revealed their official 2013 lineup.
The Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers headline, accompanied by Wu-Tang Clan, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Postal Service, The xx, Passion Pit, Bassnectar, Vampire Weekend and Modest Mouse atop the list.
Other notables include Alt-J, Hot Chip, Beach House, TNGHT, Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Jessie Ware, Disclosure, The Neighbourhood, Youth Lagoon, Action Bronson, 2 Chainz, Grimes, Yeasayer, Franz Ferdinand, Jurassic 5, Tegan and Sara, Japandriods, Metric, The Lumineers, La Roux, James Blake and Band of Horses.
If you’re in the mood for some EDM after the big Phase 2 Ultra announcement, you’re in luck. Coachella sports a pretty huge dance cast of it’s own including the aforementioned Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Eric Prydz, Knife Party, Infected Mushroom, Wolfgang Gartner, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Modestep, Tommy Trash, Thomas Gold, Dillon Francis, Adrian Lux, Excision, Mimosa, Bingo Players, Major Lazer, Fedde Le Grand and Paul Oakenfold.
The festival will take place over two weekends, April 12th-14th and 19th-21st, at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. View the complete lineup after the break.
Following a Phase 1 announcement that could outgun just about every major music festival on the planet, Ultra has upped the ante with what is a simply jaw-dropping Phase 2 lineup.
Alesso, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Zedd, Porter Robinson, Nicky Romero, Fedde Le Grande and Laidback Luke are just a few of the names you can now add to a list that already included the likes of Avicii, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Knife Party, Armin Van Buuren and Fatboy Slim.
Also incorporated into the Phase 2 announcement are a few less EDM-geared acts like Azealia Banks, Snoop Dogg and The Weeknd, who will accompany Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Yeasayer and more as part of a slightly more indie “live” portion of the festival.
Ultra co-founder and CEO Russell Faibisch had this to say about the lineup:
In celebration of Ultra Music Festival’s double weekend and 15 year anniversary, what we’ve achieved with this edition’s ocean of talent and stage production is we feel unprecedented. As the industry we work in continues to explode, with so much talent emerging and the taste of our consumer changing in the process, diversity was key.
Check out the official teaser video up top and hit the break to view the complete lineup so-far in all it’s high resolution glory.
Update: LA Times Accidentally Reveals 2013 Coachella Lineup; Justin Timblerlake & Daft Punk Headline
UPDATE: The LA Times have denied that this story and screenshot are real. Read their post HERE. Now my only question is, who the hell has time to fabricate this stuff? Maybe the same guy behind the Manti Te’o hoax is a huge Coachella fan…
Earlier this morning, the Los Angeles Times posted and immediately removed an article revealing all the major acts performing at Coachella in 2013, naming Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake as headliners, and confirming recent news of The Postal Service’s reunion. From the reading:
Years of hopes and rumors have finally come to fruition, for Daft Punk is set to return to the live stage to close the 2013 edition of the duel-weekend Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
UPDATE (4/13): Watch the live stream of Coachella weekend 1 here.
UPDATE (1/24): This poster is fake. For the official Coachella 2013 lineup, see HERE.
Following believable (kind of) news that Daft Punk, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Rolling Stones would be headlining Coachella next year, an entire 2013 lineup has surfaced featuring the aforementioned headliners along with Deadmau5, Missy Elliot, Lana Del Rey, Boys Noize, Fiona Apple, The Prodigy, Passion Pit and The xx and more. The dates have a similar format to last year, and include the weekends of April 12-14 and April 19-21. Now, as you’ve likely noticed, Coachella rumors have been a trending topic throughout the blogosphere this year. What we do know for sure is that Coachella announced the official 2012 lineup on Monday, January 9th, meaning regardless if this leak is rumor or reality, the official 2013 details should be revealed shortly. Hit the break to get your hopes up with the assumed 2013 Coachella lineup, and look for an update as this news circulates into the new year.
UPDATE 1: Archie, gLAdiator and Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman (among other artists) all came out and said they were NOT scheduled to play at Coachella this year, confirming what most of us feared: this lineup is (at least partially) fake. Sorry guys.