Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coachella 2011 Lineup Announced

Here it is.

Interesting: Am I sensing a turn away from trance? I guess the big news here is Kanye, Cee Lo the Chemical Brothers and Sasha. Steve Angello gets huge billing -- bigger than, say, the Klaxons or even the sole trance artist we could spot, Paul Van Dyk (must be lonely).

Duck Sauce will bring Armand Van Helden and A-Trak to the desert. Reading the finer print ... is that Leftfield? Blast from the past. Boys Noize, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, DJ Hype, Green Velvet, Jack Beats (puts on reading glasses) and Trentemoller, among others, represent core EDM.

It's a much more critically potent and edgy lineup than last year's Deadmau5/Kaskade/Tiesto dependent talent. We're assuming organizers hope the vibe will improve too.

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