While it may only be January, news from the California desert has sent visions of the sweat induced 08 festival season a dancing in my head. And with the official roll out of the Coachella
bill having just been announced, I swear I can feel a massive sun burn coming on already.
The annual flock of folks to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio California has produced plenty of memorable weekends since its’ inception, and this year should be no exception. Slated to take place April 25-27, highlights from this year’s festival include performances from Animal Collective, The National, Fatboy Slim, Hot Chip, M.I.A, Kraftwerk, the Streets, Justice, Spirtualized, Gogol Bordello, Justice
, newly reunited acts like The Breeders, Portishead
, and The Verve
, and a performance of Dark Side of the Moon
by Roger Waters
. Check out the official website
for the entire line up.
Can’t make it to the desert this year? Not a problem for those east coasters who reside in the vicinity of NYC. In addition to organizing Coachella, AEG Live and Goldenvoice will be brining it all east this summer. Expected to set up shop at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, the All Points West Festival
will give east coasters a three day festival of their very own. While no performers have officially been announced, rumors concerning the likes of Bjork, The Flaming Lips, Sigur Ros, and Radiohead abound. All Points West is scheduled to take place August 8th through the 10th. – David Pitz