Coachella Lineup Poster Parodies

Coachella Lineup Poster Parodies

Updated Jan 15, 2014 at 10:57AM 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.


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).


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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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.”

“I’ll pass…”


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