OFFICIAL COACHELLA 2011 LINEUP RELEASED!: Our Predictions Vs. The Real Thing

by Emily Green · January 19, 2011

Coachella 2011 flyers Left: Official Coachella 2011 lineup flyer; Right: Our lineup predictions flyer

After all the speculation, teasing games and false alarms (thank you, @IGGNASTYY) over the last few days as we all waited with baited breath, the official lineup for Coachella 2011 has been released! And we were prettttyyyyy, prettyyyyyy, prettyyyyyy, pretty close with our predictions. Now let's breakdown the official Coachella performers and take a look at which acts we guessed right and the ones we missed.

THE HEADLINERS

Instead of three headliners, one per day, Coachella got fancy on us and decided to double down Sunday with Kanye AND The Strokes. In a perfect world, Kanye having to share his top billing with another act would serve as a much needed chip at his ego, but we're not getting our hopes up as he is so far gone up his own ass. But that's neither here nor there. The point is, our predictions on both Kanye and The Strokes were right, except we didn't bill the Strokes as a top headliner for a day.

Moving on, we were on the money with Arcade Fire for Saturday, which is officially billed as "Arcade Fire" sans the definite article which we regrettably included on our flyer, so everyone stop calling them "The Arcade Fire".

Finally, we were off on Friday which will be headlined by Kings of Leon instead of our prediction of The White Stripes. I'd like to point out that this might be the singular instance in which being wrong doesn't hurt for me as much as what we were wrong about... Kings of Leon? Mehh. The White Stripes would have been awesome.

And guess who's NOWHERE on the lineup this year? Daft Punk AND The Rolling Stones. [See "About That Daft Punk And Rolling Stones Coachella 2011 Buzz..." in which we respond to the boardies insisting both acts were confirmed] OH SNAP. If our flyer had been a wishlist, however, both would have gotten placement just below DAVID BOWIE.

All other acts on the lineup we predicted...

The Black Keys

Chemical Brothers

Interpol

Caifanes

Robyn

Lauryn Hill

Crystal Castles

Cut Copy

Cold War Kids

Erick Morillo

Nosaj Thing

Magnetic Men

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Klaxons

Titus Andronicus

Glasser

Afrojack

Skrillex

The Rural Alberta Advantage

Animal Collective

Bright Eyes

Empire of the Sun

Broken Social Scene

One Day as a Lion

Gogol Bordello

Foals

Fat Freddy's Drop

The Tallest Man on Earth

The Radio Dept.

Wire

Gayngs

The Twelves

Bomba Estereo

Duran Duran

The National

Chemical Brothers

Tame Impala

The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77

Duck Sauce

HEALTH

MEN

Angus and Julia Stone

Delorean

Twin Shadow

Rye Rye

And everyone else we missed who will be in the big desert in April...

Sasha

Brandon Flowers

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Kele

Marina and the Diamonds

Here We Go Magic

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Monarchy

A-Trak

Cold Cave

The Drums

Morning Benders

Sander Kleimenberg

Brandt Brauer Frick

Scala & Kolacny Bros.

Gypsy and the Cat

12th Planet

Breakage

Hurts

Clare Maguire

Cee Lo Green

Sleigh Bells

Boys Noize

Moving Units

Excision

OFWGKTA

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

Aquabats

Flogging Molly

Warpaint

Ozomatli

!!!

Beardyman

Mount Kimbie

Jakes

Kyle Hall

Emicida

Mumford & Sons

Big Audio Dynamite

Steve Angello

The Kills

The London Suede

Erykah Badu

Paul van Dyk

Fedde Le Grand

Scissor Sisters

New Pornographers

Cage the Elephant

The Swell Season

Shpongle

Laidback Luke

Elbow

Daedelus

Delta Spirit

Two Door Cinema Club

Jenny and Johnny

Cults

Chuckie

Raphael Saadiq

Lil' B

Yacht

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

The Joy Formidable

Phosphorescent

Francis and the Lights

The Love Language

DJ Hype

DJ Marky

Joachim Garraud

The Henry Clay People

Freelance Whales

Mariachi El Bronx

EE

Andy C

SBTRKT

The Felice Brothers

Trampled By Turtles

Mary Anne Hobbs

Alf Alpha

PJ Harvey

Death From Above 1979

Wiz Khalifa

Ratatat

Nas & Damian Marley

Jimmy Eat World

Axwell

Sven Vath

Chromeo

Neon Trees

The Presets

Leftfield

Best Coast

Lightning Bolt

She Wants Revenge

Jack's Mannequin

Green Velvet

Fistful of Mercy

Jack Beats

CSS

City and Colour

Yelle

Trentemøller

Phantogram

OFF!

Tinie Tempah

Plan B

Caspa

Riva Starr

Joy Orbison

Menomena

fun.

Good Old War

Ellie Goulding

Eliza Doolittle

Los Bunkers

High Contrast

DJ Zinc

New Pants

Thunderball

Gord Downie

Tokimonsta