Coachella 2014 Poster

The lineup for Coachella 2014 has been announced, and as expected, Outkast are headlining. They’ll close out Friday night, with Muse Saturday and Arcade Fire on Sunday. (As in past years, the same lineups will play two consecutive weekends.) Full lineup in the poster above; tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. EST. Go here for full ticket/show info. And for those of you checking this on your phones, we’ve got the full lineup below.

FRIDAY 4/11 & 4/18:
OutKast, the Knife, the Replacements, Broken Bells, Zedd, Girl Talk, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, HAIM, Neko Case, AFI, Martin Garrix, Bonobo, Bryan Ferry, the Glitch Mob, the Afghan Whigs, the Cult, Bastille, Flume, Aloe Blacc, Jagwar Ma, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Woodkid, Carnage, Shlohmo, Gareth Emery, Michael Brun, MS MR, Kate Nash, Hot Since 82, Damian Lazarus, GOAT, Nina Kraviz, Antony Green, Duke Dumont, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solomun, ZZ Ward, Anti-Flag, Caravan Palace, Flatbush Zombies, Deorro, Waxahatchee, Title Fight, Davide Squillace, DJ Falcon, Dum Dum Girls, Austra, Tom Odell, Dixon, Wye Oak, Crosses, Mako, the Preatures, the Bots, Gabba Gabba Heys

SATURDAY 4/12 & 4/19:
Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Skrillex, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Foster The People, Pet Shop Boys, MGMT, Empire Of The Sun, Fatboy Slim, Nas, Kid Cudi, the Head And the Heart, Sleigh Bells, Cage The Elephant, City And Colour, Chvrches, Dillon Francis, Capital Cities, the Naked And Famous, Temples, Mogwai, Warpaint, Solange, Washed Out, Future Islands, Ty Segall, Darkside, Banks, Tiga, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, Netsky, RL Grime, Galantis, Foxygen, White Lies, Graveyard, the Internet, Laura Mvula, the Dismemberment Plan, Headhunterz, Blood Orange, GTA, TJR, Cajmere, Guy Gerber, Nicole Moudaber, MAKJ, Bear Hands, the Magician, Young & Sick, Unlocking The Truth, Saints Of Valory, Carbon Airways, UZ, Syd Arthur, Bicep, Drowners

SUNDAY 4/13 & 4/20:
Arcade Fire, Beck, Calvin Harris, Neutral Milk Hotel, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, Motörhead, Alesso, Duck Sauce, Little Dragon, Beady Eye, Flosstradamus, the Toy Dolls, the 1975, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, Chance The Rapper, Laurent Garnier, Crewella, Rudimental, STRFKER, Fishbone, Trombone Shorty, AlunaGeorge, Art Department, Fight Facilities, Frank Turner, John Newman, Maceo Plex, Superchunk, Bombino, Daughter, Bad Manners, Surfer Blood, Lee Burridge, Poolside, Classixx, Showtek, James Vincent McMorrow, Bo Ninjen, Aeroplane, Ratking, Jhené Aiko, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Factory Floor, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anna Lunoe, the Martinez Brothers, Scuba, John Beaver

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  1. All I wanted was AFI and I got it. See y’all for part 2 in the desert if I make past this month.

    *shuts off computer, goes to bed*

    • A day later: The lineup reminds me a lot of 2011′s, which I thought was very blah and skipped since a lot of the bigger acts were more pleasing to the lowest common denominator “indie” fan and EDM dance crowd than someone who goes to Coachella for the rare quality gets (a.k.a. the “real” music fan, as it’s stereotyped but not to sound snobbish.) The undercard is underwhelming with very few up and coming buzz bands.

      For anyone who is saying this Coachella is moving in the wrong direction, though, I’d still disagree. The festival has already built a reliable brand for itself and doesn’t have anything it needs to prove to move ticket sales because people will still go. After 2011′s generic lineup, the following year got weird and aggressive again with unexpected large punk and hardcore reunions while last year’s Blur / Stone Roses headliners showed they don’t care to appease only a young demo. They need to throw the dance crowd a bone every few years, though, and this is their year. It’s all a cycle. It actually works in an “older” rock music fans favor because I bet you sets by the Replacements, Afghan Whigs and Motorhead won’t have overwhelming crowds like a CHVRCHES or Disclosure set.

      Social media, early self-confirmations, logic and leaks killed a lot of the excitement behind the “wow” factor that comes with seeing the poster for the first time as well. If the rumors, nstagram pics and Future’s Stereogum interview hadn’t already spilled the beans, Outkast’s headlining spot would have been felt impressive rather than taken for granted. Muse tipped off their appearance in a video interview. Arcade Fire’s tour dates gave their addition away. All of the reunions have been touring in an already-over-saturated festival market as it was. Coachella confirmed Motorhead in a tweet the night before, killing that surprise.

      I read that the reason this year’s lineup supposedly got announced earlier than usual was because two more festivals are naming theirs next week with one or both possibly also featuring Outkast and a few other names here, and Coachella wants to be able to say “first!” for those names when their tickets go on sale. Expect a lot of similarities between this years festivals is the takeaway from that.

    • Some more thoughts:

      - I hope they put NMH –> Beck –> Arcade Fire on the main stage in sequence, and not break up the flow on different stages.

      - WHO IS STILL BOOKING GIRL TALK IN 2014?!

      - Saturday is pretty terrible in a bad rock / faux indie / KROQ / EDM way (Muse, Foster the People, Skrillex, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, The Naked and the Famous, Sleigh Bells, City and Colour, Cage the Elephant, Capital Cities.)

      - All of the decent younger punkish act are all FYF Fest leftovers (Title Fight, Waxahatchee, Ty Segall) and I already feel disappointed I can’t go to the next FYF Fest now since I know its lineup will be so much more progressive and better than this.

      - If there ever were a year to have Nine Inch Nails, this would have been it. Especially with a new stage show slated for 2014, it probably will work great at festivals. I’m guessing Trent is Bonnaroo’s to lose now…

      • I very nearly posted: is Girl Talk really a first row act? Also, I have never understood how Cage the Elephant manages be included in festivals like this one and not Ozzfest, where I’m sure they have much more in common with the other bands.

        (Aside: there is still an Ozzfest, right? Or no?)

      • I really like FYF as a sort of Coachella overflow. Coachella acts as the tentpole and they seem to be a little more bold with FYF, especially since they don’t have the pressure of having a mass appeal headliner. They can run Beirut or The Descendents and it will still sell out.

    • The only reason I’m going is because someone gave me a ticket, but I could have easily skipped this year without feeling bad about missing it.

      • Pretty much this.

        Had I not already bought a ticket, I’d of been perfectly fine with passing up this year.

        • If it’s an consolation, going when you’re not exactly firing off on all pistons to be there does result in a laid back approach to taking it all in. I’ve been telling myself that I was done with Coachella since 2012, but I still end up there somehow. Once you’re on the polo fields, you submit to the surroundings, go with the flow and not stress out as much if you’re not in the right spot to see whoever.

          • Total consolation. Since every other Coachella I’ve been to has been a mad dash to catch every act I want to see, I am looking forward to a laid back approach.

            The other benefit of not having a ton of bands I need to see is that the chance of conflicts should be lessened. When I went to Primavera in 2011, I wanted to see damn near half of the line-up. Naturally, I ended up having to miss most of those bands due to conflicts. It’s a give and take.

            True say though. At this point, just being on the polo fields is enough of a nostalgia rush. It’ll be my first time seeing The Knife, which is huge. Considering Coachella was the only way I was able to see Fever Ray live, that’s almost worth admission alone. Almost.

  2. Tommy  |   Posted on Jan 8th +2

    who gives a shit about outkast? muse, guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Guys, if we convince Coachella to Jettison 75% of this terrible lineup, we could have a very decent day of concert-going. Not that we could afford to go.

    • Seriously, there’s about ten acts here that I’d actually pay to see headline a show. That might be an all time low for a Coachella line-up for me, but the Outkast/Replacements/NMH trio of reunions is still enough that I’m really pissed I can’t afford to go.

  4. The Dismemberment Plan is in the fourth row in small print… did Uncanney Valley actually fuck them over that much??

    • Superchunk too. What the fuck.

      I distinctly remember the size of the print not making any sense for the last several years though.

      Good thing Fatboy Slim is big and bold though. What the fuck.

      • I doesn’t make any difference in regards to how many people show up at a tent/stage or how much fun you have, either. It’s just a list of band/artist names. Besides, some of the best times at Coachella are when you randomly catch 20 minutes of somebody while moving around the grounds, anyway.

  5. Jaw straight through the floor.

    Now just need to call back all the people who should still owe me some holiday cash. .-.

  6. The older I get, the smaller the small print looks. Sigh.

    • I don’t think your eyes are deceiving you! The first thing someone asked me upon sharing the lineup picture is if I thought the small font got smaller, and I think it did.

  7. I think they made a critical error by counting on all the people who liked Foster the People to remember Foster the People.

  8. My tickets are paid for yet I’m underwhelmed.

    I’m thrilled to see The Knife’s nutty as fuck performance but I get this weird feeling it’ll be a 2010 scheduling conflict between JAY Z and Fever Ray. I want to see OutKast.

    Anybody else see the inclusion of DJ Falcon and Pharrell Williams as evidence for a Daft Punk surprise addition?

    • Could be. That, or they’ll just play the tune together sans Daft Punk. For the price of admission, I sure hope the festival has some tricks up its sleeve.

      I also read the lists and thought – especially in light of the releases for 2014 – that there could be some movement along the bottom. For example, I could see the inclusion of TuNe-YaRdS if we get the new album in the next couple months.

    • Releasing a comparatively underwhelming lineup, waiting for the festival to sell out anyway because it always does, then adding Daft Punk as a surprise would have to rank among the most amazing troll moves in festival history.

      • The only reason I suggest it is because that’s how they got added in 2006 (the last and only time they’ve played Coachella). If they were ever going to have them back, I don’t see why they’d simply toss them on the line-up in the initial announcement.

        I’m still highly dubious, but seeing Pharrell on their makes it seem less impossible. If anything I could see them popping out during Pharrell’s set. At the very least, he’ll probably play both of his songs on RAM.

        Back to 2006, that was a great line-up when it first came out, but people were still complaining. Then a month later they added Daft Punk, Massive Attack and later Madonna. In 2008, they added Prince closer to the actual date. I don’t think they’ve had any big surprise additions since 2009, about the time the festival hit its current popularity level and began to sell out regardless.

        Still, with their appearance at the Grammy’s next month and given how deliberate they were rolling out RAM last year, it’s still a long shot possibility.

  9. I’m not sure if I should be ashamed or proud that I don’t recognize 80% of the names on it. Either way, no thanks. Also, Lana Del Rey’s name should never be right next to Motorhead’s, for any reason, unless it’s a fight card.

    • I’ve really grown to dig LDR. Her songs are dirt nasty sexy. Plus, this girl I like really likes her. lol

      • lol indeed

        • I don’t believe in guilty pleasures and peer pressure has never affected me. If I like something, I like it openly, without one care for what anybody else thinks. I like Lana Del Rey’s music, and her lyrics in particular. I only wish I could have posted this earlier in the week so I could make the Shut Up Dude lowest rated comments.

          • I wasn’t judging yr taste in music or the fact you like ldr, I was just being goofy ’cause I thought yr comment was oddly amusing.

          • Oddly amusing is generally how I roll. Thanks for take the seconds to clarify, but I was mostly just rambling at the anonymous down voters. I do that sometimes.

          • *taking

            Fuck, I really should proofread when posting in the middle of the night.

          • Yes who can hate on such lyrical gems as “Take me to the Hamptons/Bugatti Veyron” and “Money is the reason we exist/Everybody knows it, it’s a fact, kiss kiss”

  10. My god, the headliners on Friday are quite the clusterfuck…

    • Let me clarify. I’m not saying they’re bad, I’m just saying a lot of them don’t seem to match up with any others. Unless there’s a lot of Knife fans that are down with Ellie Goulding.

      • They’re typically somewhat diverse to appeal to a wide array of music fans.

        However, the fact the first names you see on the line-up are OutKast and The Knife along is worthy of the term clusterfuck. Especially if they schedule them against each other…

  11. Is it just me, or does it say U2 in super small print, on the bottom row of day two?

  12. If you’ve never heard of ‘em, go see Caravan Palace on Day 1. Their live show is something you gotta see.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7JOa3dISg0

    • I’ve always thought that neo-swing thing deserved to die where it did: back in the nineties, but I must admit that this is pretty cool. Definitely something you probably have to appreciate live.

      • Yeah, I’ll cosign on the distaste for 90s swing, but these guys are pretty different IMO. This song isn’t a terrific example, but they’ve got a lot of stuff that’s a nice blend of swing, jazz, and Daft Punk-ish house music. And their live act is one of the best I’ve ever seen.

    • I dunno if it’s just my mood this morning or what but I’m super digging this right now! Thanks for the recommendation… definitely gonna do some research on these guys today.

  13. [IMG]http://i39.tinypic.com/1690w78.jpg[/IMG]

  14. Dammit, how do all you young kids put pictures and gifs in these comments? I feel like my grandpa right now.

  15. decent line up. Not worth the $600+ that people will be shelling out.

  16. Favorite pairing of “How the #&*$ is this artist’s font bigger than this other one’s?” from the same day: Duck Sauce (whose only notoriety is making 2010′s version of “What Does The Fox Say”) and Superchunk (who is one of only 5 or so essential bands you would need to put on a mix for someone who had never heard the words “90s indie rock”)

  17. You’re all too spoiled complaining about this line-up, I wish there was a festival nearby in Europe with a line-up comparable to this one! But I gotta admit, who headlines OutKast nowadays?!…

  18. First bad Coachella lineup ever. They made my decision real easy this year.

  19. First Coachella lineup I can remember that doesn’t feel all that exciting. Saturday looks miserable (Muse, Pharrell, QOTSA, Skrillex? No thank you.), and the other days only have a two or three acts each I’d see on their own. Everyone knew the OutKast thing was happening, so that’s not a surprise. Only thing that surprised me was the high placement of The Knife, which may be based mostly on their theatrics.

  20. Muse had to share a day with Coldplay at Lollapalooza a few years back. If U2 hijacks their day at Coachella, they’ll never play another festival in America again.

  21. Ugh, still with Foster the People?

  22. quick glance: some good news, some bad muse.

  23. People are complaining about this line-up?

    • Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Looks good to me. Reminds me of some older Coachella’s. Big draws at the top, some great afternoon acts and a whole bunch of stuff that will allow people to move around and enjoy themselves while they possibly discover something new. I’ll be there for sure, thinking fondly of the haters.

    • cmmon, jump on the bandwagon. bonus points if you complain about the lineup without suggesting who you’d rather see!

  24. I sure do hope Dum Dum Girls and Waxahatchee play the same tent, though. That way I can just park myself in one place and relax for a while Friday morning.

  25. 3 days and only 7 groups worth seeing. A waste of money. I’d be pissed too if my band had the small ass print.

  26. What’s up with all the “pooh-poohing” of the Cochella line-up? Some really good artist/bands on the roster from what I see. Am I missing something here?

  27. TAKE HEART THOSE WHO CAN’T MAKE IT COACHELLA THIS YEAR: this lineup will be repeated for virtually every major festival that comes your way, including bonnaroo, lollapalooza, acl fest, governors ball, fyf fest, bumbershoot, the one at the gorge whose name escapes me, the k-mart/dale earnhart jr. indie rock and tide detergent extravaganza and of course yeezus.

  28. Nochella!

  29. Glad to see Flume on the list. Also, I am surprised to see that Kate Nash is still pulling festivals. She hasn’t exactly taken the world by storm lately, and I had thought that her experimentation on the latest album would have turned off her main remaining fans. Also, are we not going to get excited about Neutral Milk Hotel and OutKast?

  30. The best part of this lineup is that it means Outkast will be touring.

  31. i think the lineup looks outstanding.
    1. just because we knew about outkast doesnt make it less awesome.
    2. strfkr are underrated and their newest record is their best
    3. NEUTRAL. MILK. HOTEL.
    4. beck.
    5. arcade fire will do a great job closing out the weekend – better than rhcp imo
    6. the knife.
    7. empire of the sun rule.
    8. sorry im so positive.
    9. beck.
    10. ty segall / holy ghost / great smaller name bands

  32. There’s really no chance that I’ll be able to make it to Coachella, but I am excited that this could forshadow what kind of stuff we’ll see at Lollapalooza.

  33. I was really hoping for Depeche Mode instead of Muse. They would have been perfect for Saturday…

    Nevertheless, this is 7 straight years for me. At this point its more about the experience and waking up at 7am because its too hot, to play beer pong with your camp mates.

    For $100, FYF in LA is truly the more fun musical experience in my opinion.

  34. Ehhh I’ll wait for the FYF lineup.

  35. Who the fuck is Calvin Harris and how did he get such a high billing on the closing day?

  36. I live 20 minutes from the venue. This lineup in much improved than previous lineups but I think I’ll be catching the web stream.

    Also, no Trust?????

  37. quite honestly the worst Coachella line up I’ve ever seen.

  38. Not that impressive in the spoiled/saturated festival era we live in, and I know they’re expensive and such, but there’s definitely enough there that it’s not bad by any other standards. I also don’t know a lot of the acts there, so it might be stronger than I realize.

    I’d be genuinely excited to see Outkast, GOAT, Afghan Whigs, The Replacements, Motorhead, QotSA, Beck, and also Foxygen & Chance the Rapper. And there’s plenty more I’d see or be interested in seeing. I don’t know why it seems faintly weak, because based on that and the fact that I rolled up people like Nas & Arcade Fire into my secondary level of enthusiasm, it’s a pretty solid line-up.

  39. Where’s From First To Last?

  40. ga  |   Posted on Jan 10th +2

    I’m pretty old for festivals, but in general I want people to settle in for hopefully a very long haul with these things. Festivals are THE tentpole for the music industry for anything that is not pop radio. I envision it as an infrastructure for all new artists to prove themselves. “Big” artists can hold up the headliner status and bring people in and the over the years the smaller acts can build and build until the become headliners too. I hope it goes for many decades. Anyone whining about shit getting old is being mypoic and not seeing the big picture as far as how important these festivals are.

  41. I didn’t know Anti-Flag was still a thing but, all of a sudden, I’m seeing there records at all the local shops and their name listed above others on the Coachella lineup. Strange world.

  42. Sold out in record time. See ya there the first weekend.

  43. I find it really weird that media/music people are spilling many words about QotSA/Muse/Arcade Fire/Outkast/etc. but there’s very little talk about what it means for NMH to be playing a festival like this. For anyone who saw them on the last tour: there were some bigger venues, to be sure, but those shows really thrived in smaller/dingier settings: when I saw them at the 40 Watt in Athens, I was pretty sure I couldn’t have been in a better place to experience that show, lackluster sound aside. The outdoor festival thing…maybe it’ll be joyous, but I can’t help feeling like that kind of electric energy will lose something outside four dirty club walls.

  44. Interesting that Broken Bells aren’t getting more love as a second-level headliner – - that’s one of the albums I’m looking forward to most. It’ll be great to see how Lorde and Warpaint draw crowds, too. And CHVRCHES, as well! Also, is it just me, or is it surprising that MGMT is making another round of dates after a pretty mediocre album in 2013?

  45. Going to be a another great year at the best festival ever! The palm trees, the great weather, wonderful people all around, swimming at the pool, before the shows. Anyone who only sees three bands they want to see in this lineup doesn’t know music. Outkast is like the Radiohead of hip hop, a chance to see the Replacements, who should be in the music hall of fame, The Cult, one of the best glam rock bands ever. Many artists who had some of the top albums of last year. Foxygen, Waxahatchee, Chvrcs, Dum Dum Girls, Haim, Lorde, Naked and the Famous, STRFKR, the 1975, Wye Oak. And all these great bands — Broken Bells, Afghan Whigs, Pet Shop Boys, John Spencer Blues Explosion, Empire of the Sun, Mogwai, Washed Out, Arcade Fire, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Little Dragon, Fishbone, Superhcunk, Chromeo. And tons more I’m discovering now, from the lineup and still to discover out on the polo fields. It’s going to be one great dance party worth every penny, just like it is every year.

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