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Friday, January 18, 2008

Coachella Rumors...

The Coachella messageboards are abuzz with speculation of this year's line-up. Word has it the line-up will be announced this Monday (Jan. 21). Some major developments have surfaced recently:

-Acoording to the LA Times, My Bloody Valentine will NOT be playing Coachella.

-Portishead is looking more and more likely to finally play Coachella!! Yes!

-Spiritualized, Goldfrapp, The Verve and many more have been confirmed.

-Goldenvoice is launching a new music festival at Liberty State Park (right across the river from Lower Manhattan) in August 08.

Here is the confirmed (via Myspace or other media outlets) list so far:

The Breeders, Death Cab for Cutie, Deltron 3030, Cold War Kids, Kid Sister, Sia, VHS or Beta, The Cinematic Orchestra w/Heidi Vogel, Autolux, Electric Touch, Austin TV, Chromeo, Dredg, Sons & Daughters, Duffy, Goldfrapp, Akron/Family, The Dodo's, Spirtualized, Kavinsky, Animal Collective, Simian Mobile Disco, The Verve, Cafe Tacuba, YB, My Morning jacket, Islands, Rabbit in the Moon, Tegan and Sara, Marcus Schulz, The Bird and the Bee, Does it offend you yeah?, Booka Shade

Strongly Rumored:

Justice, Jens Lekman, Junkie XL, UNKLE, Portishead, Dan Deacon, Brett Dennen, Battles, Crystal Castles, Louis XIV

Likely, but not yet confirmed:

Gutter Twins, Les Savy Fav, Sun Kill Moon, Mark Kozelek, Hot Chip, Dwight Yoakam, Midnight Juggernauts

I also think R.E.M. and Feist will be on tap this year, but that's just me.

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