Coachella 2011: Let The Rumors Begin

By jessica / January 11, 2011

Goldenvoice announced the dates for Coachella 2011 — April 15, 16, 17 — but they haven’t announced the line-up just yet. We’re about 93 days away from the festival, and a couple weeks from artist announcements, which will probably arrive just after MLK weekend. I put together this totally wack poster to start the conversation/anticipation. The sections are divided up into who we’ve heard strong rumors about (Menomena is, I think, the only band that’s confirmed their own appearance, McCartney headlined 2009, but…), artists whose album and touring schedule fits Coachella’s dates, and the artist and bands that are totally wild guesses and daydreams and wishes.

So who would you like to see at Coachella this year? Here are the bands above, in list form:

Definitely Maybe

R.E.M.
Pulp
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Best Coast
Sleigh Bells
The Drums
The Sundays
Menomena
Bright Eyes
Flying Lotus
The Decemberists

Educated Guesses

Kings Of Leon
PJ Harvey
Sonic Youth
Diplo
Cut Copy
Lykke Li
Fleet Foxes
Cults
Deerhoof
Mercury Rev
The Go! Team
Toro Y Moi
Okkervil River
Destroyer
Wavves
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Iron & Wine
Pure Instinct
Gang Gang Dance
Big Boi
Hercules & Love Affair
Akron/Family
… And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
The Streets
DeVotchKa
Foo Fighters

Longshots

David Bowie
Paul McCartney
Daft Punk
Kanye West
Lady Gaga
The Beastie Boys
Dr. Dre
The Cars
Arcade Fire
Radiohead
Outkast
Björk
Sufjan Stevens
Lupe Fiasco
Gwyneth Paltrow

… And here’s one person’s fake Coachella 2011 lineup poster. Here’s a blank background, if you want to try making and uploading your own.
Coachella Fan Poster