The Coachella message board is doing a good job of tracking the upcoming Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now's the time that bands begin leaking confirmations, revealing their hands on MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, and basically spilling the beans one way or another. For example, this from Phoenix.

That said, this is not an officially confirmed list. This is a pre-list of sorts, one that looks very very reliable based on the message boards.



The xx


Pretty Lights


Miike Snow

A Place to Bury Strangers

Big Pink

Craze and Klever


Busy P

Corinne Bailey Rae


Mayer Hawthorne


El Gran Silencio

As Tall As Lions

Kevin Devine

Caravan Palace

After the jump, the oddsmakers at the message board list other “heavily rumored” acts.

Heavily rumored (via Coachella message board):

Heavily Rumored

The Rolling Stones


Beastie Boys (“Considering playing”)…ella-plans.php


Public Image…up-rumors.html

Spoon and Deerhunter



Wilco (Coachella is in between stops from PA and Japan)

Smashing Pumpkins (Billy Corgan talked about hopefully playing coachella in an interview)

Dead Weather (said he might go to coachella on the vault chat someone took a screen shot here)…t=33601&page=8

Faith No More (Are apparently playing SF in April)

Echo and the Bunnymen-Touring West and East Coast in April

Sunny Day Real Estate (in talks to play according to superfiction who talked to them)

Vampire Weekend-Lediable said that they told him they were playing coachella after a show.

Grizzly Bear…european-tour/

Hot Chip and the xx (touring together in April 16 in SF)

Tegan and Sara (spring tour does not include LA and stops in SLC Utah on April 6)

Bad Lieutenant “additional dates in April”…ancel-us-gigs/

The Cribs-Johnny Marr said so after a show

Major Lazer and Rusko Hard SF lineup Arpril 16

Beach House…RRAL_ID=tmfeed

Passion Pit

Dirty Projectors (pancakes talked to them after the show and confirmed it)

Hard NYC Lineup April 4: Proxy, Boys Noize, Buraka Som Sistema, Major Lazer.

Porcupine Tree

Imogen Heap: wants to play and working on getting booked

Camera Obscura


looking for opportunities in Spring around anchor festivals

Avett Brothers (playing in Nevada the weekend of Coachella and stagecoach

Mew-confirmed by dub vulture at one of their shows

Hockey (supposedly Alt Nation on XM radio said they would be playing)


Baroness (said they were playing after a show)

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Coachella Bound was told by the band they have an offer to play)

Delorean-touring with Miike Snow

Girls (said that they are in talks to play after a show)

jj SF show on April 16

Washed Out…european-tour/

rx bandits

Iglu and Hartly weeklymix was told by the band that they were playing

Again, these are still rumors, but the diehards on the Coachella message boards are more reliable than anyone (though also wildly inaccurate at times).

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