Coachella 2013 rumors: Five Artists That Might Perform
Coachella tickets already went up, so is it too early to start the rumors? NO! Some band choices are predictable, but no one would have guessed a hologram of Tupac Shakur would rise from the stage and start rapping “Hail Mary.” Despite being met with mixed feelings, the Tupac performance gave the concert a newfound popularity and is already generating buzz for Coachella music festival tickets in 2013. Here are five bands, old and new, that could make the show even more memorable:
Riding the popularity of their newest album, Gossamer, the electropop group from Massachusetts would make a great addition to the already diverse lineup Coachella offers every year. After their first album, Manner’s, shook the indie scene in 2009, tracks like “Take A Walk” and “I’ll Be Alright” are bound to generate enormous successes in 2012 and carry into the next year. Passion Pit is currently touring the U.S. with a final show in Japan in August.
Die Antwoord brings a unique sound straight out of South Africa with its rap-rave style and blends of fantastical elements. Its lead vocalists Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er rocked Coachella in 2010 and they’re due for a return. With the release of their newest album Ten$ion this year, they’ll have plenty of new material to lay down. Hip-hop giants like Jay-Z and Kanye West will always hold the main stage, but there just isn’t another sound like Die Antwoord out there.
Their legendary performance in 2006 might be impossible to beat, but we’d sure like to see them try. Considered pioneers of electronic pop, their performances in the U.S. are few and far between, only building the anticipation that a Coachella re-visit could offer. Songs like Technologic and One More Time were monumental hits, and their contribution to the Tron:Legacy soundtrack in 2010 only propelled them further into the limelight.
Despite heavy rumors of a Coachella appearance for 2012, southern California will have to wait at least one more year for the chance to see this new wave group on the big stage. Penguin Prison having just finished a tour with Miike Snow are gaining speed virally and have even gone through a few popular club remixes. No word on whether a 2013 appearance is likely, but they’re currently in a nationwide tour if you want to see a possible preview.
Every Coachella needs a classic. Dinosaur Jr. is not only a hugely influential alternative rock band from the 80’s, but they’ve since reformed in 2005, making a Coachella appearance actually possible. Hits like “Feel the Pain” are still being played by throwback stations across the country and it would be great to see them on stage again. The band has released two new albums since reforming, so there could be a good mix of old and new in 2013.