Coachella Lineup Poster Parodies

Coachella Lineup Poster Parodies

Updated Jan 15, 2014 at 10:57AM EST by Don.

Added Jan 14, 2014 at 06:14PM EST by Don.

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Coachella Lineup Poster Parodies are photoshopped variations of the promotional lineup posters for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

Origin

On May 25th, 2008, Coachella Forums[1] member Xenocide submitted a thread titled “Coachella ’09 Lineup Announced!”, which highlighted a photoshopped lineup poster with the classic rock bands Led Zeppelin and The Doors headlining (shown below).



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On January 20th, 2010, BuzzFeed[5] highlighted an edited Coachella poster containing artists and bands that were relevant in the 1990s (shown below, left). On April 19th, comedian Julia Segal posted a parody containing fictional artists and bands from films and television shows to her Tumblr[6] blog (shown below, right).



On January 19th, 2011, writer Ned Hepburn posted a parody Coachella poster on his Tumblr[2] blog (shown below, left). On the same day, the Tumblr blog The Clearly Dope[7] posted a photoshopped “Brochella” poster, with music acts associated with stereotypical “bros” (shown below, right).



On January 20th, the Internet news blog Urlesque[4] published a compilation of notable fake Coachella posters, which included an Internet meme variation (shown below, left). On April 17th, 2012, Redditor mtthwhdl submitted a parody poster filled with deceased artists and disbanded groups to the /r/Music[3] subreddit (shown below, right). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 2,800 up votes and 280 comments.



On January 25th, 2013, the Tumblr blog Pleated Jeans[9] highlighted a Coachella poster featuring a lineup consisting of actors, fictional characters and several bands performing a “Police Cover Set” (shown below, left). On January 13th, 2014, a Facebook[8] page for the rapper Lil B posted a photoshopped Coachella poster with “Lil B” repeated for each act (shown below, right). In the first 24 hours, the post accumulated more than 5,300 likes and 300 comments.



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wezli333
wezli333

Conversation between me and a girl I used to date:

Girl: “Hey, me and [friends’ names] are going to Coachella this year. Want to come?”
Me: “(looks up lineup) Well, there’s a couple of bands there that I…sort of recognize. How much are tickets?”
Girl: “Oh, about $600.”
Me:

“I’ll pass…”

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