Steel Cage Match: Coachella vs. Bonnaroo
Lineups for both of this summer’s top music festivals were announced yesterday. According to MTV News, Coachella (April 29-30, Indio, Calif.) will feature co-headliners Depeche Mode and Tool, plus such acts as Franz Ferdinand, Common, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Scissor Sisters, Bloc Party, James Blunt, Sleater-Kinney, Animal Collective, and Imogen Heap.
Bonnaroo (June 16-18, Manchester, Tenn.) includes headliner Radiohead, as well as such performers as Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Folds, Bettye LaVette, Stephen Malkmus, Son Volt, and the Neville Brothers. (Some acts, including My Morning Jacket, Damian Marley, Cat Power, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Devendra Banhart, Matisyahu, and the Magic Numbers, are playing both fests.
Okay, kids, given a ticket to one or the other, which fest would you pick?