Blur performs on the Main Stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Fields on Friday, April 7, 2013 in Indio, Calif. (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun)
Though last week it was The Stone Roses that closed out the first day of Weekend 1, Goldenvoice played the old switch-a-roo on us for Weekend 2.
The English alternative rock band Blur replaced The Stone Roses (another 80s English rock band) as the closing act for Friday, drawing hundreds and possibly even thousands to the main stage at 11:35 p.m.
The Stone Roses played at 9:55 p.m. instead.
Though there have been rumors that a small crowd and a not-so-exciting performance are what bumped The Stone Roses down a time slot, your guess is as good as mine.
Earlier today, someone on the MyCoachella team joked, “Is today British day?”
That prompted a group effort to listing every band we knew, thought or just hoped was British. Continue Reading
Danny Devito at Coachella (screen grab from @DannyDevito on Twitter)
After missing Coachella last year, Danny DeVito is back, baby.
The famous actor and regular Coachella attendee has been tweeting his short and sweet reviews:
- Blur cool
- Jello great
- Yeah yeah yeah great
- Puscifer great
The Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rios got a special shout out, though.
“Sigur Ros sounding so good,” the actor tweeted at 12:06 a.m. Sunday.
Then he followed up Sunday afternoon by tweeting of photo of himself with the band.
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Goldenvoice released the official Coachella lineup late Jan. 24, 2013.
Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Blur & The Stone Roses will headline the highly anticipated Coachella festival lineup, Goldenvoice announced late Thursday.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Postal Service and Modest Mouse are also slated to perform.
Of Monsters and Men, Franz Ferdinand and Moby will take the stages during the identical festival weekends, April 12-14 and April 19-21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
A second round of tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.
SEE MORE TICKET DETAILS HERE.
The announcement followed weeks of leaks and rumored reports of bands that could perform at the popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
In the most hotly reported rumor, the legendary Rolling Stones were expected to headline after the festival briefly appeared on the band’s mobile app. RollingStone Magazine reported Jan. 18 that the band would not appear, citing “a source close to the band.”
The band does not appear on the lineup.
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