Coachella and Goldenvoice posted this photo on their Instagram accounts late Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
The joke is on us.
When Coachella released its lineup tonight, the hotly rumored Rolling Stones weren’t on it.
Then Goldenvoice posted a photo to Instagram, clearly poking fun at the weeks of speculation about any meaning behind their photo of a “stone” on the festival grounds.
The photo shows an arrow to the ball with the words “polo ball.”
Under an identical photo posted on the Coachella Instagram account, the promoter known for its teases wrote a casual and much-delayed reaction to the drama:
“By the way…”
With a Coachella lineup announcement looming — it’s “coming soon,” if you believe one media sponsor — let’s recap one more time who might be on that poster:
The Rolling Stones perform in New Jersey on Dec. 15, 2012. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
With 83 days until the first weekend of Coachella, there’s still no sign of an actual line up.
Goldenvoice never announces when the lineup will be released, but it will be the latest in at least three years.
It was released Jan. 9, 2012, Jan. 18, 2011, and Jan. 19, 2010.
Don’t count on the The Rolling Stones appearing when the festival poster comes out, rollingstone.com reported on its website Friday: Continue Reading
MTV News “leaked” a fake Coachella 2013 lineup today — and we just got a little glimpse into what MTV really thinks of musicians and the popular festival.
The headliner on their first day? “The Smiths (a nice family from San Bernardino)”.
The secondary act? “Justin Bieber w/ special guests Cheech & Chong.” (Poking a little fun at the TMZ report, are we?)
Among the other commentary: Continue Reading
Photo illustration by Brian Indrelunas, The Desert Sun
There are 94 days until weekend 1 of Coachella 2013 kicks off, but who will take the stages?
There’s still no artist line-up, but it’s never happened this early.
That’s much to the chagrin of the dozens of people who post on the Coachella Facebook page each day, begging for at least an announcement of when the announcement will come.
Don’t count on that.
In the meantime, here’s our roundup of artists who have reportedly confirmed their appearances for 2013 and evidence that exists (or doesn’t) for the persistent rumors about other artists.
The Rolling Stones perform live Dec. 15, 2012. (AP)
The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger swears he has not been approached to play Coachella, according to a recent report from Rolling Stone Magazine.
The legendary band has been rumored as a headliner since Coachella was briefly listed Dec. 14 as an upcoming performance on the band’s mobile phone app. That calendar item was quickly deleted.
Goldenvoice posted this photo Jan. 3 with a New Year's greeting. (Photo from Coachella's Facebook page)
Goldenvoice is such a tease.
The makers behind the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival posted a simple New Year’s greeting on their Facebook page on Thursday afternoon: “Happy New Years! We’re excited, hope you are too!”
But they just had to add a photo that got people talking.
The photo that accompanies the post is some sort of round object on what what appears to be the Empire Polo Club in Indio, home to the Coachella festival.
Among those tagged in the post?
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg headlined the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as seen in this April 22, 2012, file photo (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun).
It’s Coachella 2013 artist rumor time.
There was the apparent slip from the Rollingstones team, followed Saturday by a second slip from Daft Punk, Phoenix, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Then there was that all-hologram version line-up we saw in the summer.
But when will the real 2013 artist line-up come out? Continue Reading
Could Daft Punk, Phoenix and Yeah Yeah Yeahs return to the desert for Coachella 2013?
That’s what a screenshot circulating online Monday seems to indicate: Continue Reading