The lineup for the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was released this morning, and maybe I'm missing something here, but it seems to be pretty short on Seattle bands. True, there are some great and diverse acts on the three-day bill--MGMT, Spoon, Shooter Jennings, Frightened Rabbit, and Grace Jones--but none of those hail from the Emerald City. After a quick look, the only Seattle band I spotted was Sunny Day Real Estate. I'm as big a SDRE fan as the next former emo kid, but they're not really releasing new material these days. Their main appeal is their recent reunion; during last year's tour, they only played one new song.
Tickets for Coachella go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 22.
So, what does this mean for Seattle music? The Pacific Northwest wasn't totally ignored, since Hockey, Dirty Projectors, and Gossip all made it on Coachella's hot list. Are our bands just not producing any music or releasing new albums this year that are worth national attention? Or is Sasquatch! really Seattle's best bet for showcasing local talent to a wider audience? If that's the case, is it even worth booking a ticket to the desert before the Sasquatch! lineup is announced?
Full Coachella lineup after the jump.
FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ's, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at all Ticketmaster locations and www.coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes are $269.00, plus surcharges.