Kings of Leon Headline Coachella 2011
I can’t stand music festivals. They are always either too hot or too wet. They are uncomfortable as a cement chair, take tons of energy to endure, and are usually extremely filthy.
However, I really enjoy Kings of Leon.
Unfortunately, my detestation of music festivals outstrips my love for KOL. Therefore I won’t be attending this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival scheduled for April 15-17.
Maybe you will attend? And if you do, that’s great. Just bring be back a concert t-shirt.
Kings of Leon headlines the festival’s opening day. Arcade Fire has the honor for day two. Kanye West and The Strokes share the duties on the final day. A full list of Coachella acts (subject to change) is listed below.
As always, the 3-day event is held at Empire Polo Field in Indio, California (about 2 hours east of Los Angeles). Expect about 60 acts to perform a day (I’m already exhausted).
Lauryn Hill is one of the myriad of artists booked for the festival. It will be interesting to see if she shows up on time and how badly she ruins her own songs. Hill is currently in the midst of a quasi-comeback tour that’s been marred by her diva-like flakiness.
Coachella tickets for the three-day event go on sale Jan. 21. A three-day pass will set you back $269 while a VIP pass costs $699. Coachella does have a layaway plan (that’s not a joke) and is one of the hottest concert tickets of the year.
The Indio-based music event has been around for more than a decade. Last year’s fest drew about 75,000 attendees a day.
Lineup For Coachella 2011
Artists are listed alphabetically and subject to change.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15:
!!!; 12th Planet; Afrojack; Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti; A-Trak; Beardyman; Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears; Boys Noize; Brandon Flowers; Brandt Brauer Frick; Breakage; Caifanes; Cee Lo Green; Clare Maguire; Cold Cave; Cold War Kids; Crystal Castles; Cut Copy; Emicida; Erick Morillo; Excision; Flogging Molly; Glasser; G.Q.; Gypsy and the Cat; Here We Go Magic; Hurts; Interpol; Jakes; Kele; Kings of Leon; Klaxons; Kyle Hall; Magnetic Man; Marina and the Diamonds; Monarchy; Mount Kimbie; Moving Units; Ms. Lauryn Hill; Nosaj Thing; OFWGKTA; Omar Rodriguez Lopez; Ozomatli; Robyn; Sander Kleinenberg; Sasha; Scala & Kolacny Bros.; Skrillex; Sleigh Bells; Tame Impala; The Aquabats; The Black Keys; The Chemical Brothers; The Drums; The Morning Benders; The Pains of Being Pure at Heart; The Rural Alberta Advantage; Titus Andronicus; Warpaint
SATURDAY, APRIL 16:
Alf Alpha; Andy C; Animal Collective; Arcade Fire; Big Audio Dymamite; Bomba Estereo; Bright Eyes; Broken Social Scene; Cage the Elephant; Chuckie; Cults; Daedelus; Delta Spirit; DJ Hype; DJ Kentaro; DJ Marky; EE; Elbow; Electric Touch; Empire of the Sun; Erykah Badu; Fat Freddy’s Drop; Fedde Le Grand; Foals; Francis and the Lights; Freelance Whales; Gayngs; Gogol Bordello; Goth Trad; Jimmy Eat World; Joachim Garraud; Laidback Luke; Lil B’ and the Based Gods; Mariachi El Bronx; Mary Anne Hobbs; Mumford & Sons; One Day as a Lion; Paul van Dyk; Phosphorescent; Raphael Saadiq; Ras G; SBTRKT; Scissor Sisters; Shpongle; Steve Angello; Thao and the Get Down Stay Down; The Felice Brothers; The Henry Clay People; The Joy Formidable; The London Suede; The Kills; The Love Language; The New Pornographers; The Radio Dept.; The Swell Season; The Tallest Man on Earth; The Twelves; Trampled by Turtles; Two Door Cinema Club; Wire; Yacht
SUNDAY, APRIL 17:
Angus and Julia Stone; Axwell; Best Coast; Caspa; Chromeo; City and Colour; CSS; Death From Above 1979; Delorean; DJ Zinc; Duck Sauce; Duran Duran; Eliza Doolittle; Ellie Goulding; Fistful of Mercy; Foster the People; Fun.; Good Old War; Gord Downie; Green Velvet; HEALTH; High Contrast; Jack Beats; Jack’s Mannequin; Jenny and Johnny; Joy Orbison; Kanye West; Kode9; Leftfield; Lightning Bolt; Lorn; Los Bunkers; Mala; MEN; Menomena; Nas & Damian Marley; Neon Trees; New Pants; OFF!; Phantogram; PJ Harvey; Plan B; Ramadanman; Ratatat; Riva Starr; Roska; Rye Rye; She Wants Revenge; Sven Vath; Take; Terror Danjah; The Bloody Beetroots; The National; The Presets; The Strokes; Thunderball; Trentemoller; Tinie Tempah; Tokimonsta; Twin Shadow; Wiz Khalifa; Yelle; Zed Bias