I'd be happy with RHCP as a headliner. I wouldn't be overly excited, but they definitely fit the bill, and the last time I saw them they put on a great show. At first thought I wouldn't think we would get them and Foo, but the more I think about it, the more I could see it happen. It just seems to me that the Friday-Saturday headliners wouldn't be near as diverse as they have in recent years.
It'd also be a bit weird to me that the first concert I ever went to, in 1999, would end up being 2 headliners for Roo in the same year.
true. it might not be diverse enough. but theres really not a whole lot of choices i see fitting as the friday headliner.
Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, Outkast if the reunion were to happen. After that we are prob getting into somebody like Lady Gaga. Theres just not a lot of 'newer' groups left who fit the headliner mold. Now I guess they could do it like 2006 and put the more classic act on friday like they did with Tom Petty if they were to get RHCP as a saturday headliner.
I feel like Friday night is going to be another band that only just reached headliner status by the 2012 festival season, like KoL or AF, but I'm drawing a blank as to who. Who's going to explode within the coming year?
the thing is i think a lot of people knew, or at least thought that AF and KOL was on the verge of blowing up by this time in the respective years. I really cant think of anybody off the top of my head that fits that. Wilco I guess could have an outside shot of it.
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Post by RadioSpirit on Aug 30, 2011 23:07:22 GMT -5
I don't know, but Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon already had people arguing about their headlining capability at this point the year before they played. I imagine they're already feeling out potential headliners at this point, so somebody exploding in popularity a few months from now would probably be too late.
Yeah call it blasphemy, but his Coachella set turned out to be an outright success. The sell out of this year really changed the crowd and brought a lot of new people. I didn't see a lot of "Quack Kanye" this year, either. He'd sell a shiz ton of tickets and I'd be there to cheer him on.