The One Where We Gossip About The Coachella Lineup

Today the hot buzz around the watercooler in the office that none of us are at is all about Coachella ’09! Not the fake lineup, but the real lineup. Because LAist.com said that consequenceofsound.com said that there are a bunch of confirmed artists. If you are confused about what it means to be confirmed, basically an artist is confirmed once a website says they are confirmed, that’s how confirmations work you can look it up. OK now I’ll be fair: apparently the confirmation list includes bands that have been contacted individually and have said they’ll be there. Coachella.com is mum on the subject, but let’s look at the list as it is being posted around, and then we can talk about the other artists we’d like to say are confirmed when we’re ready:

“CONFIRMED”:
The Airborne Toxic Event
The Bug
Buraka Son Sistema
Crystal Castles
Drop The Lime
Fleet Foxes
Flying Lotus
Girl Talk
The Hold Steady
The Killers
No Age
Noah And The Whale
Late Of The Pier
Los Campesinos!
Peanut Butter Wolf
The Presets
Sébastian Tellier
Themselves
Tinariwen

And now for something a little more speculative, here’s the internet-sanctioned list of rumored artists.

Animal Collective
Basement Jaxx
The Black Keys
Black Lips
Blur
Britney Spears
The Comedians of Comedy
Four Tet
The Gaslight Anthem
Glasvegas
Gui Boratto
Gus Black
Heartless Bastards
Hot Little Pony
José González
Keane
KONGCRETE
Mexican Institute of Sound
Monotonix
Morrissey
Mr. Lif
N.A.S.A.
Neil Young
OutKast
Plump DJs
The Pretenders
The Prodigy
The Replacements
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Roni Size Reprazent
The Smiths
The Thermals
Turbonegro
We Are Scientists
White Lies
The White Stripes

Not bad, internet, not bad. But as always: needs more Pavement.

One thing that is fair and true: Coachella dates have been bumped up a week this year, spanning Friday 4/17 to Sunday 4/19. No ticket info yet.

Tags: Coachella