I love a good concert as much as the next person but this one takes it to a whole new level. The line-up for Coachella 2009 was announced today and its stunning. Indio California's own and the perfect antidote for winter suffering and lack-o-concertitis. I may just have to take a leave of absence from work and make my way through the continent for this.
Unless you want to drive…
Headliners: Paul McCartney (Friday), The Killers (Saturday), The Cure (Sunday). All well and good. But as always, it's in the fine print of the Coachella poster that the event really takes full shape. Also on Friday: Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst, Beirut, Girl Talk, M. Ward, Crystal Castles, Buraka Som Sistema, the Hold Steady. For your Saturday: TV On The Radio, Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Superchunk, Liars, Blitzen Trapper, Gang Gang Dance, Tinariwen, Ida Maria, Mastodon, Hercules & Love Affair. And Sunday? My Bloody fucking Valentine. (And Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, PB&J, Antony, Lykke Li, Okkervil, Fucked Up, No Age, Vivan Girls, Gaslight Anthem.
A virtual who’s who in music. I’m afraid my head would explode.
But the question remains. Who would you make the trip for?