The 2009 Coachella Music and Arts Festival will take place 2 weeks earlier than it did last year. However, this time last year we already knew the lineup and were already complaining about Jack Johnson as a headliner for weeks. So where is the lineup this year?
LA rock station KROQ announced yesterday that they would be announcing the lineup at 7:20 AM this morning. Yesterday afternoon they announced that the lineup was being delayed and they wouldn’t be able to announce it. A few hours later they said that everything was all good and they were going ahead with the announcement. This morning on KROQ, morning DJs Kevin and Bean announced that the lineup was indeed delayed, and that they would announce information as soon as they got it.
Coachella promoter Goldenvoice hasn’t made any statements regarding the lineup, when the lineup will be announced or why it has been delayed. The lack of announcement is having a negative impact on my work and my life so if any member of Goldenvoice can throw us a bone it would be greatly appreciated.
Either way, this has to mean that either a substantial act has become available or dropped out. KROQ said in their (lack of) announcement that Goldenvoice was still trying to sign some big name acts before an announcement is made regarding the lineup. I’m thinking of one particular act that has been rumored that would be big enough to cancel a planned announcement. It rhymes with “David Bowie.”