What The Heck Is Going On With The Coachella Lineup Announcement?

noah | January 27, 2009 11:00 am

So after tons of speculation and blog posts and rending of whatever garments one wears on message boards, the Coachella lineup was supposed to be announced today—only the reveal, which was supposed to take place on the Los Angeles station KROQ at 7:20 a.m. local time, was delayed because the organizers are still trying to “nail down a few big acts” at this date. (Thanks to Dan Gibson for keeping his ears open.) As you might expect, this bit of news caused much displeasure for a lot of people who like to argue about these sorts of things, and one person actually took the time to e-mail one of the KROQ morning show‘s hosts demanding some sort of explanation. And that host for some reason actually responded to the e-mail (despite its subject line being “Screw You Fags!”), saying:

you know it has nothing – not one thing – to do with us. coachella called us yesterday to say their announcement wasn’t going to be ready for this morning. we wish it were. i promise we will announce it as soon as we get it.


Last night there were a few confused Coachella-related Twitter messages emanating from KROQ’s account; one said that they’d heard the announcement was being pushed back, while another, since deleted (!!), stated that the announcement was going to happen at 7:20 PT today, come hell or high water. Which, obviously, didn’t happen. So what did, then? Your conspiracy theories are welcome. (The more outlandish the Morrissey/Marr reunion scenarios, the better—heck, someone might as well have fun with this.)

UPDATE: LAist, still suffering through the inane morning-show banter, just passed this along:

KROQ on air just said: “[Coachella hasn’t] finalized the lineup to give it to us. It’s very likely to be today, it could be tomorrow.”

Or it could be… never! Mwah ha ha.

Useless Email From Bean [Coachella Forums] KROQ [Twitter]