Coachella goes 'Dark'
Sorry, Coachella festivalgoers: this April’s edition of the big blowout indie music fest will not feature the rumored Radiohead set or My Bloody Valentine reunion. But hey, it will feature a closing night performance by Pink Floyd curmudgeon Roger Waters (pictured); guess this is proof that if you stick around long enough, you become so outré that you’re hip again. Apparently, he’ll be performing in its entirety Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. (Now celebrating its 35th year on the charts! Well, maybe not.) No word on whether they’ll screen The Wizard of Oz behind him during the performance.
This year’s lineup, announced yesterday, certainly does look as diverse as ever.(Headliners include Jack Johnson, the Verve, the Raconteurs, Portishead, Kraftwerk, Death Cab for Cutie, Love and Rockets, and My Morning Jacket. Then there’s the Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, the National, Cafe Tacuba, Rilo Kiley, Dwight Yoakam, Spiritualized, Justice, and dozens of others.) Tickets go on sale Friday.
Show of hands: Who’s going? Who are you most looking forward to seeing?
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