Posted by Popo
Indio, California’s 2012 Coachella lineup has been announced and it’s heavy on electronic dance music.
While the 2012 Coachella lineup gives credence to the recent thought that DJs are the new rock stars, I personally still don’t believe it. For better or worse, it’s more like anyone can reach the “rock star” gold standard as long as the music and performance reaches the soul of the audience. We are in a time of eclectic tastes where people look for what’s unique, fun and cool, disregarding the negativity surrounding how it’s produced and presented (ahem.. DJ/Producers don’t just push buttons!) This years Coachella is just that, where the electronic element is in full force; We will have the Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, Guetta, SBTRKT and Martin Solveig playing to thousands of fans who will also cheer on established rock acts the Black Keys, Pulp, Bon Iver and Radiohead without thinking twice about it. I took to twitter to see what the reaction was by some of the EDM headliners as well as the fans. Check it out.
@swedishousemfia: Coachella…. YESSSSSSSSS!!! (SHM HQ)
@djafrojack: i will actually play a daft punk song on coachella
@kaskade: So many friends hitting me up for Coachella passes…ummm I see what you are doing there…
La Roux (VIA Facebook): We are very pleased to announce that La Roux are playing both weekends of Coachella! April 13-15 and 20-22. This will be the first time any new material from the forthcoming second album will have been played ANYWHERE!
@girltalk: just spilled so much dr pepper all over my fridge. also just announced, i’m playing coachella 2012!
@morganpage: Yes – Coachella!! Playing both Sundays.
From the fans:
@ParisHilton: The Coachella Lineup is sick! #YES! @DJAfrojack @DavidGuetta @Avicii @Alesso @CalvinHarris @GirlTalk @SwedishHouseMfia @Kaskade I LUV HouseMusic
@Michael_Babatunde: Sweet mother of god. Coachella dance line up: Swedish House Mafia, Nero, Kaskade, Justice, David Guetta and AVICII. #insane
@gabbyolya: on closer examination of the coachella line-up, i give the electronic acts an A+ and the bands a B-
@chadisclutch: VERY last tweet about #coachella: shocked it went so electronic/dubstep compared to previous lineups: no jam band, nothing psychedelic