Beck. Possibly from 20 years ago. Does he age?
Could the Coachella, Wakarusa and Summer Camp line-ups have any clues for 80/35?
Published on January 9th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler
Yesterday Coachella announced its line-up, and today Wakarusa released its second batch of bands. The Summer Camp festival also has acts announced. So could there be any hints of what’s to come for 80/35?
Coachella is held April 11-20, so just because a band is playing Coachella doesn’t mean they’ll be available to be in Iowa July 4-5. But it does give an idea of the bands who are on the festival circuit for 2014.
The headliners for Coachella are Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire, which probably means those three acts are out of 80/35’s price range. A number of 80/35 headliners have played Coachella, but 80/35 acts are usually the second tier of acts in the Coachella line-up.
For instance, in 2013 Wu-Tang Clan (80/35 2013) and Modest Mouse (80/35 2010) were in the second tier. The second tier for Coachella 2014 looks like this:
The Knife, The Replacements, Broken Bells, Girl Talk (80/35 2011), Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Foster The People, Beck, Calvin Harris, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lana Del Rey and Motorhead.
Some quick searches conflicts: Neutral Milk Hotel seems to be in Europe this summer. So does Ellie Goulding. Queens of the Stone Age has Europe dates through mid June. Calvin Harris has a July 11 date in France. And sorry, Lemmy fans, but Motorhead is also in France on July 11.
Of course, none of those acts may end up playing 80/35.
As for Wakarusa‘s line-up, 80/35 level headliners include Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips and STS9. Sound Tribe is playing Hoyt Sherman next month, so that would be an awfully quick return visit. Bassnectar and The Flaming Lips don’t seem to have any conflicts yet. Could this be the year the Lips return?
As for Summer Camp, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Trey Anastasio and Primus are at the top of the bill. Umphrey’s just played 80/35 last year, so I doubt they would come back so quick, but then jam fans often seem to request regular return visits. Yonder Mountain has played 80/35 before and EOTO is a popular draw in Des Moines. If you don’t seem some of these bands at 80/35, I would be several will be in the Nitefall on the River lineup.