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…”
Now that the Coachella lineup is out, the countdown is on: 78 days.
Can’t wait until then? Listen to the artists now.
Digital editor Brian Indrelunas pulled together this Spotify list so you can stream the top song from (almost) every Coachella 2013 artist:
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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Stone Roses, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers headline Coachella 2013.
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:
Screen grab of kroq.cbslocal.com taken Thursday (Jan. 24, 2013)
“Coachella lineup announcement coming soon,” KROQ splashed on its social media sites today.
The Pasadena-based FM station posted the message across its homepage in bright yellow.
KROQ is a media sponsor of the festival. Goldenvoice has not tweeted about it today, and does not confirm when it is making the announcement.
The same message was posted late this morning on Facebook and Twitter, and the posts have hundreds of likes, retweets and shares from eager festival fans.
SEE WHO’S ALREADY CONFIRMED THEY’RE PLAYING.
With 80 days until Coachella kicks off, Goldenvoice has finally sent the tease that usually precedes an announcement.
The official Coachella account tweeted a 1:42 minute video about 3 p.m. Tuesday.
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.