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- Posted on Jan 5th 2011 3:30PM by Mike Ayers
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The sleuths over at the Coachella Forum have deduced through a variety of interviews, Twitter updates and posted tour dates that Interpol, Glassjaw, DJ Honda and Sasha have all been confirmed to perform over the weekend.
Acts that are rumored to appear include Broken Social Scene, DeVotchka, Robyn, Titus Andronicus, Gogol Bordello, Foals, Crystal Castles, the Cribs, Sleigh Bells, the National, Chemical Brothers, Wire, Cold War Kids, the Black Keys, Duran Duran, Cults and a live presentation of the FX TV series, 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.'
So what are the rumors as far as headliners go? Most think that Arcade Fire are locked down to headline one night, which would make sense, as they didn't tour as heavily as one would've expected behind 'The Suburbs.' Other rumors suggest that the Rolling Stones could take the reins on another night, which would certainly be cool. In the past, Coachella hasn't shied away from classic rock leanings. In 2009, Paul McCartney headlined the first night and in 2008, Roger Waters performed the Pink Floyd classic 'Dark Side of the Moon' in its entirety.
Other possible headliners include Pearl Jam, who are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their landmark album 'Ten' this year. Weezer's recent tour around 'The Blue Album' and 'Pinkerton' could also make this a prime setting to showcase those records. And there's also the case of whether or not Coachella will work to serve as the platform for a band reunion like they've done in the past with the Pixies, Pavement and My Bloody Valentine. Brit-pop legends Blur could certainly work in this context -- and Damon Albarn headlined last year's festival with Gorillaz -- as would Pulp, who have already confirmed a handful of dates in Europe. Should they want to go for the homerun and toss a bunch of cash towards Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel, we're sure that the Coachella devotees won't mind.
We turn the question to you, dear Spinner readers: who would you like to see grace the Coachella stages this April?