I think Joanna Newsom is a very safe bet. She's taking care of the east coast over the course of March and April, has a TRIPLE ALBUM (THREE CDS! HOW DO YOU DO THAT) out, and played at Sasquatch!es past.
Phoenix is now playing both Bonnaroo and Coachella. They also have no shows scheduled for the days between Bonnaroo and Coachella. This would mean that they're going to come to the United States from Europe in April, maybe fly back or just cold chill for two months doing nothing, and then do Bonnaroo and leave for the next show in Germany in late June.
I see Pavement, Jack Johnson, and perhaps Soundgarden as the most likely headliners this year. I think the organizers have realized that they can still put on a successful festival without massive headliners, and rather a more diverse and deep undercard. I really can't see the Flaming Lips playing again (especially playing DSOTM, thats definitely more suited to Bonnaroo). Other long shots: a band that might not be considered a headliner like Arcade Fire, Them Crooked Vultures, or MMJ (people said the same thing about KOL last year). I highly doubt he would play Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Sasquatch, but I'm surprised no one has suggested Jay-Z as a possibility. I am sure that one of the 2 remaining headliners will be someone that nobody is talking about.
why is jack johnson in that big block 'o text you just typed? is he even rumored at this point?
In the sense that the tour dates line up OK, yeah, he's a rumor just as much as any other band with an open Memorial Day weekend is. His gap is from late April to the middle of June, though, so it's nothing as precise as Why?'s schedule.
I say we are going to see a DJ set from Deadmau5. He is playing at both Coachella and Bonnaroo, plus they're rolling the red carpet out for the new dance tent.
I think being there last year trumps doing festivals this year. There were certainly a few holdovers from Sasquatch '08 to Sasquatch '09, but especially considering that Chromeo has said that they'll be coming back this year to play a legitimate set I can't see Sasquatch intentionally scheduling two of the three same dance tent headliners for a brand spankin' new Rumpus Room.
I think we can successfully scratch out Mastodon. They're playing Spokane on May 11th. They do have a week in either direction free surrounding Memorial Day weekend, but that's probably a few weeks they're taking off considering they're on a gigantic tour right now.
My Bloody Valentine would echo clear to Spokane, I shit you not. If they were, theoretically, to headline, you would be able to leave as soon as they started, walk back to your tent, and still be able to hear the whole thing. They
That's cool. I spent many hours compiling a list on web board two years ago, and the locals were still more interested in pointing out my grammatical errors.
I only thought you Dr. Garbanzoured out a way to run a program because of the use of the word "the" before some bands, and the capitalization v. non-capitalization many bands had. Nice work on the accuracy.
Originally I wanted to have no "the"s and keep proper capitalization, but I wanted to knock this off in one night so I switched to straight lowercase plus copy/pasting people throwing lists in. I kept the articles for bands who sound weird without them (The XX, The National) and otherwise tried to keep them off.