Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Shame on Ewe

Rumors of the 2006 Coachella line-up have begun to circulate online, apparently after having been leaked in an email from some careless higher-up. If this quickly spreading internet rumor is true — and when have they not been in the past, may I ask? — then the following bands will be appearing at Coachella in a few months.

April 29:
  • Depeche Mode
  • The Strokes
  • Portishead
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Massive Attack
  • Infected Mushroom
  • Royksopp
  • Kings of Leon
  • Doves
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Atmosphere
  • Blackalicious
  • Super Furry Animals
  • The Buzzcocks
  • Primal Scream
  • Supergrass
  • Ladytron
  • DJ Peretz
  • The Shins
  • Dieselboy
  • Tortoise
  • Sleater Kinney
  • Richard Hawley
  • Grooverider
  • Death From Above 1979
  • Yesterday’s New Quintet
  • The Walkmen
  • Son Volt
  • Will Oldham
  • The Clientele
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Cage
  • The Crimea
  • OK Go
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • John Kelly
April 30:
  • The White Stripes
  • Roxy Music (featuring Brian Eno)
  • The Arcade Fire
  • Sigur Ros
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Boards of Canada
  • Underworld
  • Ween
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Armin Van Buuren
  • Built to Spill
  • De La Soul
  • Big Star
  • Iron & Wine
  • Uberzone
  • Happy Mondays
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • TV on the Radio
  • Elbow
  • Eagles of Death Metal
  • The Tears
  • Esthero
  • T. Rauschmiere
  • Cat Power
  • The New Pornographers
  • Carl Cox
  • Grandaddy
  • Calexico
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • The Wedding Present
  • Andy C
  • Fatlip
  • DJ Icey
  • The Notwist and Themselves performing as 13 & God
  • Devendra Banhart
  • The Coral
  • Stateless
  • 65 Days of Static
All in all, this purported line-up seems realistic. (Though, seriously, who the fuck listens to Esthero?) But I'm hesitant to get my hopes up after the fake line-up ended up online last year. Also, the inclusion of the Arcade Fire would seem to violate the rule of bands not being invited to Coachella two years in a row. (Though, again, I'm not sure that's so much an actual rule as an urban legend.) The official Coachella website currently says nothing about the 2006 line-up. If I remember correctly, last year's official list didn't get posted until Valentine's Day or so. The list I posed above is currently at a message board at, a blog called Thighs Wide Shut and a British music news site called This Is Fake DIY. The only part of the whole hype that seems to be reliable as of yet is that Depeche Mode will headline, as evidenced by an article at And that makes sense, since Depeche Mode is big and good and their new album went over especially well. But if it turns out that this line-up is even partially correct: Sunscreen, anyone?

1 comment:

  1. don't believe it. they posted a fakie around this time last year and it was nothing like the real thing. the only confirmed acts so far:

    depeche mode
    giant drag
    wolf parade
    paul oakenfold
    amadou & mariam
    the duke spirit
    imogen heap