Coachella unveils 2010 lineup
BY LINELLE SCHULTZ
Coachella has officially unveiled the lineup for the 2010 arts and music festival in Indio, California. Due to its criticism the past two years for a rather un-satisfying lineup (especially compared to years previous), many have hoped that this year would break the chain of bad lineups. I’m happy to say that while nothing can ever compare to the years when Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay or Nine Inch Nails headlined, this year’s headliners (Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz), are big enough to make people buy those tickets again.
Saturday, April 17, looks to be a promising day with Tiesto, MGMT, Hot Chip, Coheed and Cambira, Sia, RX Bandits, and Corinne Bailey Rae among others all performing in one location. On Sunday, April 18, Phoenix, Mutemath, and of course Radiohead’s frontman Thom Yorke are sure to draw a huge crowd. It is unclear as to why the poster lists “Thom York ????,” when his reps have told Music Mix that he intends to perform with the same crew he had for a series of LA dates last year. During those tour sets, he never got around to picking a band name to sum up all of them, and it is clear that he still hasn’t. It seems those question marks simply serve as a placeholder to indicate that he will be bringing a band along with him. The good thing about adding his name to the set list – Sunday is sure to sell out because of him.
Coachella is finally back, bringing in a lineup that is sure to please music lovers everywhere. To ensure that you will have a spot on that grass field when Thom Yorke hits the stage, it’s best to visit Coachella’s website as soon as possible so that you aren’t scrambling last minute to get a ticket.