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Next year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place 4/17-4/19. That’s two weeks earlier than usual, so speculation as to which bands will be heading to Indio has already begun. Last year, we all had a good eyeroll at this fake out. This year’s faux flyer dropped in the comments of our Wilco post this morning. Everyone get psyched for White Stripes, Daft Punk, and Bowie? Or don’t, since as I said this is a joke. But aren’t these fun to debunk? Note the inclusion of LMFAO on Sunday; I thought that was commentary on anyone who takes this flyer at face value, but apparently that’s a real band name. Real line-up will be announced in January; until then take a look at this flyer and tell us if you can prove it’s fake.

Too bad there’s no Jackson 5.

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  1. Michael  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    - It’s missing the obligatory NME hype bands Glasvegas and White Lies
    - It’s missing Fucked Up, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, Love Is All, Hercules and Love Affair, High Places, No Age, Abe Vigoda, Ra Ra Riot, Times New Viking
    - Morrissey isn’t on the line-up, nor are The Killers and they are both strong rumors
    - Native Korean Rock on Friday / Yeah Yeah Yeah’s on Saturday wouldn’t happen
    -

  2. Cliff Batson  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    I highly doubt the knife will be there cause they never tour. Also is the big reunion on their the cocteau twins? that’s not very exciting. I also doubt daft punk will be touring again so soon. All that said i bet about half those bands are there anyway

  3. Ladyhawk shouldn’t have an ‘e’ at the end. Otherwise I don’t think there are any flagrant giveaways…

  4. Chadams  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    1. The male singer/songwriters (Ferry Corsten, Landon Pigg) – Coachella usually doesn’t stoop so low
    2. The female R&B contingency (Solange, Nikka Costa, Janelle Monae) – US festivals don’t give a crap and overlook this type of thing (sadly)
    3. Under the Influence of Giants – no.

  5. Brian  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    Actually, there is a band spelled Ladyhawke on the Modular label. Not that it even matters.

  6. pin  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    since when is ferry corsten a ‘male singer/songwriter’? last time i checked he was an electronic musician/DJ.

  7. thelurker  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    1. it looks like someone’s ipod
    2. it looks like someone’s ipod
    3. it looks like someone’s ipod

  8. Daft Punk won’t be there.

  9. tommy  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    Am I the only person who is really disappointed that this is fact? Damn, looked really good to me for a second…

  10. Bob  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    if this was real it would be AWESOME. Pavement reunite for this one!

    • Aw now you jinxed it!
      But if this were real, i’d probably go sunday, though i’d be disappointed in missing of montreal and deerhunter.

  11. JP  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    Last year’s fake also included Bowie but Bowie’s in spaaaaaace…

  12. I would actually go to a festival for once if Cocteau Twins reunited for one. <333

  13. but this poster does have the right font…

  14. I think Coachella is my favorite festival, and that fake lineup doesn’t look bad at all…

  15. dan  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    cedric has been saying in interviews recently he’d be down for an at the drive-in reunion if the price was right….coachella sounds like the perfect place for this.

  16. fernando  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    no melvins/fantomas big band?
    i thought that they were already confirmed…………..just like everyone else on this list.
    at least that’s what elvis told me when i was hanging w/ him and kurt the other day.

    add the dirtbombs and bjork and maybe i’ll go.
    but only if bjork brings old tapes of her and thom.

  17. roberto  |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2008 0

    no coldplay? fuck that then.

  18. no katy perry fuck that then! hahaha

  19. jjazznola  |   Posted on Oct 31st, 2008 0

    I believe Mr Bowie has retired.

  20. sonokrug  |   Posted on Oct 31st, 2008 0

    NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL

  21. matthew  |   Posted on Oct 31st, 2008 0

    vampire weekend?

  22. Hua  |   Posted on Oct 31st, 2008 0

    I want an Oingo Boingo reunion

  23. Matt  |   Posted on Oct 31st, 2008 0

    LMFAO actually isn’t too bad. Decent remixes.

  24. noel  |   Posted on Oct 31st, 2008 0

    there’s also an artist called “ladyhawke”

  25. Justin  |   Posted on Nov 1st, 2008 0

    The only world that line up would occur in would be a world where I had 12 abs, a 9 inch member, a money tree and a space station to plant it in. But who knows. Maybe I’ve been working out. . .

  26. August  |   Posted on Nov 1st, 2008 0

    Erykah Badu will be WAY prego by then, if not due to have her baby around that time, so that’s definitely a no go! Would love to see Cocteau Twins & Sigur Ros.

  27. Tito  |   Posted on Nov 1st, 2008 0

    God bless you, Helvetica.

  28. BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB…..would be fuckin rad.

  29. Lil Weezy. Damn its gonna be off the Heezy!

  30. shoegaze45  |   Posted on Nov 3rd, 2008 0

    Depeche Mode??

  31. Clearly fake, as Jack Johnson is nowhere to be found on this.

  32. Gato  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2008 0

    Black Moth Super rainbow have changed their name to Tobacco.

  33. Derek  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2008 0

    I want Patrick Wolf!!

  34. Frank the thank  |   Posted on Nov 14th, 2008 0

    i doubt it is real since they’re aren’t too many good acts for the sahara

  35. My bloody Valentine and Radiohead. Oh, that was last year, my bad.
    The Strokes fo’ so’. This is going to be their first “comeback” show, you guys.

  36. Melissa  |   Posted on Dec 1st, 2008 0

    I bet you all Placebo IS playing. I bet you because i know… how boring eh?

  37. Valerie Marie  |   Posted on Dec 17th, 2008 0

    This looked real for a second but its totally FAKE!! but hell ya i would wnat to see DAFT PUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fUCK yA!!

  38. Valerie Marie  |   Posted on Dec 17th, 2008 0

    This looked real for a second but its totally FAKE!! but hell ya i would wnat to see DAFT PUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fUCK yA!!

  39. Valerie Marie  |   Posted on Dec 17th, 2008 0

    This looked real for a second but its totally FAKE!! but hell ya i would wnat to see DAFT PUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fUCK yA!!

  40. Led Zepeling, TRicky, Sonic Youth, grizzly bear, The Walkmen,

  41. Other than the fact that most of these bands/djs have been @ Coachella in the past few years and they never do repeats that often. If u guys missed Daft Punk in the electronic tent then u missed it all :)

  42. jeo  |   Posted on Jan 3rd, 2009 0

    KINGS OF LEON THE GODS OF ROCK
    WOULD ROCK THE STAGE !

  43. coachellakid  |   Posted on Jan 5th, 2009 0

    That wouldn’t be a bad line up at all. Any word on when the real one is coming out?

  44. When’s the real line up coming out? This one would be pretty sick tho

  45. 1. sigur ros is taking a break from the biz. dead give-away.

  46. Kim  |   Posted on Jan 6th, 2009 0

    Why on Earth would someone go to the trouble of making a “fake lineup”? That seems completely pointless to me…

  47. People make fake lineups to play the role of a douche merry prankster. They know that some people will believe their nonsense, so it’s a derivation of attention whoring. It’s a bit sad that people fall for this each year. The actual poster isn’t put together in Photoshop until the night prior or at latest the day of the lineup announcement. Regardless, the poster doesn’t have much of a wait-time before it’s posted to ” ww w.coachella.co m /images/mainPoster.jpg “

  48. JJ Daddy-O  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2009 0

    Lighten up, Punklish Jones.

  49. I just found out by looking at Lupe Fiasco’s myspace calendar that he will be at Coachella 09′ on Apr. 19th!

  50. Abacus Finch  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2009 0

    If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on Blur. And if I win that bet, its sufficient reason to attend (that day anyway).

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