Songkick may have spilled the beans on who will be playing Coachella. Much like 2012, Coachella will happen on two different weekends in Indio, California. Bands are scheduled to play both weekends, giving fans two opportunities to catch their favorite artists.
Tickets have not yet gone on sale for the festival, which takes place on April 12-14 and April 19-21, and artists will not be announced until January, at the earliest, but that does not mean the festival has yet to book any acts. In fact, Coachella has probably been working hard to secure acts the day after the festival ended in 2012. Acts that have already been signed remain a tightly guarded secret and any possible leak should be taken with a rather large grain of salt.
This year, Songkick may have given fans an early Christmas present. Rolling Stone is reporting that an email sent out by Songkick announced several names that will play Coachella 2013. The biggest act, Daft Punk, has not played a show since 2007 and last played Coachella in 2006.
In addition to Daft Punk, the Songkick email also included Phoenix and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, notes Rolling Stone. There is some credibility to the rumors as each of the bands, in the case of Phoenix and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, have announced a new album set for release in early 2013, while Daft Punk is rumored to be releasing an album in 2013, meaning a tour, or a large festival appearance, is not out of the question.
Joining Daft Punk as a possible headliner could be The Rolling Stones. Last week, The Rolling Stones app updated with a Coachella 2013 tour date. That update was almost immediately removed, notes Rolling Stone.
These rumors cannot be confirmed and there will be even more rumors, as well as plenty of fake line-up posters, before Coachella officially announces its 2013 line-up.