Coachella, arguably the biggest musicfest in America and the one that unofficially kicks off every year's summer festival season, is typically a haven for classic hipsters. And Coachella 2013 will feature many old-school "heritage acts" to please older demos (or younger kids with musical knowledge that predates 2005), including the Stone Roses, Blur, New Order, Moby, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Lou Reed, Jurassic 5, Johnny Marr, Dead Can Dance, OMD, Dinosaur Jr., Sparks, Wu-Tang Clan, Social Distortion, the Make-Up, and the Three O'Clock. Trent Reznor's new band, How To Destroy Angels, will also perform.
A few modern-day acts that have been off the scene for a minute will also stage welcome returns at Coachella, including Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Modest Mouse, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tegan and Sara, the Postal Service, Franz Ferdinand, and La Roux.
And of course, the three-day bill will be packed with new-school up-and-comers as well, like Grimes, Savages, Vintage Trouble, Beach House, Jessie Ware, the xx, Palma Violets, Tame Impala, Foals, Mercury Music prize winners Alt-J, Grammy nominees Alabama Shakes and the Lumineers, and many, many more.
Other than the absence of Davie Bowie on the bill (it was a longshot, but hey, we held out hope), and maybe Daft Punk, we'd say this is pretty much a perfect Coachella lineup.
Coachella 2013 will take place at the Empire Polo Field in Southern California's Indio desert over two weekends, April 12-14 and April 19-21. For the full lineup and more information, go to www.coachella.com.
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