Coachella 2014 lineup announced, still no goddamned Phil Collins
Since 2011, message boards on Coachella’s site have been popping up petitioning the fest for the ’80s titan Phil Collins to play California’s premiere music destination. Earlier in the decade Vampire Weekend brought Paul Simon out of the closet and dusted him off for a cultural reemergence (in spirit if not in person) and by 2012 the time was right for Phil. A Norwegian TV show featured a segment with indie luminaries from Neon Indian to Sleigh Bells talking about Phil’s influence in their milieu, and a Phil Collins Day Parade spontaneously assembled into an annual tradition in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (It’s February 15 in case you want to hit it this year).
But even though the cultural moment seemed ripe for a Phil Collins revival, he was overlooked.
Wednesday night the Coachella 2014 lineup was announced and this year we’re apparently way past ’80s revivals. We’re now on to early-mid 2000s revivals as the big wildcard headliner this year, as previously speculated, is Outkast.
Also playing: Arcade Fire, The Replacements, Muse, HAIM, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lorde, Chromeo, Sleigh Bells, Beck, Disclosure, and a crap-ton of others—see the poster below for the full line-up.
For those of you feeling nostalgic, you can always hold out hope for the rumored Sleater-Kinney reunion at this year’s Bonnaroo.