Coachella Announces Festival Dates and Payment Plan On-sale Date

Based off my last post, it looks like I hit the nail on the head. The Payment Plan goes on sale this Thursday (5/17) at 10am, and concludes the following Thursday (5/24) at 10pm. I still think they’re doing it earlier this year, because they’re banking on it selling out—or a majority of it—during this process. They’re looking for another record sell-out. The general on-sale, which will likely have less of an allotment of tickets, goes on-sale sometime early next year. The dates, like I thought, are April 12-14 for the First Weekend, and April 19-21 for the Second Weekend.

I guess, since all that’s out of the way, it’s time to start speculating who is going to play next years Coachella, right? (Too soon?) I feel like we’re going to get another Brit-Pop reunion performance this year. No, not the Smiths. We all know that’s not happening. I’m going with the Stone Roses. They kick off their Reunion Tour next month in Europe, and will more than likely, head out to the states at the tail end of this year, or beginning of next year.

Other possibilities: Beach House. Their new record Bloom is—shocker!—as solid as Teen Dream. If memory serves me right, I feel like they’ve only played the tents before, so this would be the perfect opportunity for them to step up to the Outdoor or Main Stage. Fiona Apple, perhaps? She’s back, and with a vengeance. I mean, have you heard those songs? Beautiful stuff. Her new record—first one in 7 years—comes out next month, and is one of the most anticipated albums of the year. And not just by me. Other than that, I’m not quite sure who else it could be.

Of course, like I said before, this is pure speculation on my part. We won’t find any of this stuff out until the end of this year.