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Published: 2008/01/22

Roger Waters, Jack Johnson and Portishead to Headline Coachella

In an odd turn of events, the tenth Coachella Music & Arts Festival, which was once known as the country’s defining indie-rock event, has widened its scope to include a number of classic-rock, organic-pop and psychedelic rock bands this spring. The move comes a few years after Bonnaroo, the countrys other touchstone music festival, broadened its horizons to include indie rock, rap, metal and pop.

In addition to the first U.S. performance in more than a decade by seminal alt-rock outfit Portishead, Coachella will feature headlining performance by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and Pink Floyd visionary Roger Waters, who is expected to offer a live version of Dark Side of the Moon. Coachella will also feature performances by decidedly Bonnaroo acts like Brett Dennen, John Butler Trio and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, along with My Morning Jacket, perhaps the only band to hold dual citizenship on both sides of the Coachella/Bonnaroo divide. As in years past, Coachella will feature some high-profile reunions, including the first U.S. appearance by The Verve since 1999 and the first confirmed appearance by the Raconteurs since Jack White began focusing on the White Stripes last year.
The festival will feature appearances by The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend You, Yeah?, Minus the Bear, Spank Rock, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Diplo, Adam Freeland, Santo Gold, Jens Lekman, John Butler Trio, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Architecture in Helsinki, Sandra Collins, Busy P, Cut Copy, Black Lips, Datarock, Professor Murder, Reverend and the Makers, The Bees, Porter, Rogue Wave, Modeselektor, American Bang, Lucky I Am, Kraftwerk, Death Cab for Cutie, Cafe Tacuba, Sasha & Digweed, Rilo Kiley, Dwight Yoakam, M.I.A., Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, DeVotchKa, Flogging Molly, Mark Ronson, Turbonegro, Scars on Broadway, Islands, Enter Shikari, Calvin Harris, Boyz Noize, Junkie XL, Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie T, The Teenagers, VHS or Beta, Carbon/silicon, Erol Alkan, Yo Majesty!, Little Brother, Bonde Do Role, St. Vincent, Akron Family, MGMT, Institubes DJs (Surkin, Para One and Orgasmic), James Zabiela, Sebastian, Kavinsky, Dredg, The Bird and the Bee, Grand Ole Party, New Young Pony Club, 120 Days, Yoav, Electric Touch, Uffie, Love & Rockets, Spiritualized, Justice, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, The Streets, Metric, Danny Tenaglia, Simian Mobile Disco, Booka Shade, Murs, Dmitri from Paris, Autolux, The Field, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Les Savy Fav, The Cool Kids, Sons & Daughters, Sia, Holy Fuck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, The Annuals, Kid Sister w/A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I’m from Barcelona, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, The Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds and Plastiscines.

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