Sunday, January 8, 2012
The Imminent 'Next Week'
It approaches, lot...... The lineup that will (hopefully) blow all other festivals out of the water this year. The 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup is due to drop in the next several days! And I can hardly contain myself...
I've been keeping a watchful eye on the Coachella facebook feed for the past few weeks, and have noticed 2 things:
1.) The Lineup and Passes are nearly in our grasp...
and 2.) Everyone is pining HARD.
It's only a matter of time before our hopes and dreams are fulfilled....What bands will be apart of this momentous occasion? And WHO will be the lucky brood to get in on the two weekends of festivities?
It was because of Coachella 2010 that I realized how undeniably amazing music fests really are and wanted to share my passion with the interwebs..... Having only experienced Bumbershoot prior til, it was an eye-opening and life-altering interval in my life. It's difficult for me to assume that 2012's lineup will be any better than 2010.... it's certainly hard to top Gorillaz, MGMT, Deadmau5, Tiesto, Passion Pit, Phoenix, and other artists and bands of that caliber... However, it is 2012. Though I don't believe the world will explode on us anytime soon, this year should mark the dawning of a new era. What better way to start off a fresh celestial beginning than under the hot April sun in Indio, CA. surrounded by passionate, music-loving individuals!
Personally, I don't have much of a lineup wishlist for 2012.....I suppose if I had to suggest some potentials, I would love to see Ellie Goulding in on the action again this year...I saw her in late March of 2011 in Seattle, however since then I've wanted to see her live once more. Her music is near and dear to me.
I would faint if Empire of the Sun was included this year. Yet again, another from 2011 that I felt horrid for missing. I've yet to see them live and they are currently one of my favorites.
Another band I've yet to see is Neon Indian, who is likely to appear on the lineup, as they are newer.
I'd love to see Florance and the Machine and Starfucker, as well as perhaps Little Dragon. Wolf Parade! And Radiohead, of course. The possibility of seeing Radiohead as a headliner is very high, considering The King of Limbs was released in 2011. Another band that has recently dropped a new record is Foo Fighters, who could also appear as a headliner.
These are only a few of the many bands that I can think of off the top of my head that would have me throwing my money at Goldenvoice the moment the lineup surfaces.
I hope you're all prepared, lot. And hopefully you haven't forgotten our pact from last year.
Hold onto your fedoras! Just a few more days.