With just under 3 months until the show, the Coachella line up has been announced for the 3-day extravaganza coming up in April. While typically dominated by rock and indie acts, the festival is showing a lot more love to pop and urban as well as several surprising British acts genres this year.
Some stand outs (to me) for each day include:
Day 1 (April 15th): Swedish indie pop star Robyn, R&B legend Lauryn Hill, new indiepop favorites Crystal Castles, R&B’s finest and flavor of the moment Cee Lo Green, quirky British pop tart Marina & The Diamonds [who this post is brought to us by her photo just because I think she’s pretty & interesting], somber pop duo HURTS, and Britian’s newest indiepop singer Clare Maguire.
Day 2 (April 16th): R&B’s realest Erykah Badu, Britian’s gay club rulers Scissor Sisters, remix extraordinaire Laidback Luke, former Tony! Toni! Tone! member & old school lover Raphael Saadiq, another top remixer Paul van Dyk, plus two more DJ sets by DJ Hype & DJ Marky.
Day 3 (April 17th): Hot rapper Wiz Khalifa, super rap/raggae duo Nas & Damien Marley, French dance diva group Yelle, Britian’s top pop rapper Tinie Tempah, the only new female rapper who can compete with Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. protege Rye Rye, Britian’s favorite indie/electropop princess Ellie Goulding, British singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle, and Kanye West becoming only the hip-hop act (after Jay-Z & Beastie Boys) to get the honor of being the headliner to close the show.
While of course there are a TON more great artists on the list, I wanted to point these guys out as some remarkable artists being added to the list.
What do you think of the 2011 Coachella list? I’m really excited and happy about it! I’m actually really interested in going! I’ve only been to Lollapalooza in Chicago, but this list is fantastic and 2011 may mark when my best friend Jamie and I finally made good of our promise to make a roadtrip to Coachella. Come with us readers!
You can read the entire list by clicking HERE. Who are you guys excited about at Coachella? Anyone you read that you were surprised or interested in? Anyone you suggest I should check out before the show??