It’s past 5:00 PM and there hasn’t been an official announcement of artists for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music Festival yet.
I anticipate that they’ll hold off until tomorrow so they make the press during primetime on the East Coast.
Here’s what it says on their official Myspace page:
You MUST be a friend of Coachella to receive information in advance. We will provide you with: 2006 Dates (April 29 & April 30 2006), Line Up Announcement (could be by monday 1/30/06), pre-sale info (almost over now), On-sale dates (posted), Artist set times (later), Contests, and all other important & interesting things we can think of…..
So it wasn’t a rumor after all.
Also, looking at the comments… wow people are pissed that the announcement hasn’t been made yet.
Previous Coachella coverage here.
UPDATE: 5000! has heard that the announcement won’t be until Thursday. WTF?!
Promoter was interviewed on KROQ this morning and said they were adding additional bands, and that the final numbers were likely to be 40-45 acts each day. By my count, we’re at 32 and 37 tight now, so we are due for probably 10 or so more names.