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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Octopus Project to play Coachella 2006

So here's the deal. The Octopus Project received an email last weekend inviting them to perform at Coachella 2006. Holy shit, right? Apparently there was a contest on MySpace where people could nominate bands, and from these, Coachella would select one winner to play the festival. Check out the original call for entrants here.

Over a thousand bands were nominated, and although MySpace user votes played a part in bringing these nominations to the judges' attention, ultimately the winner was selected based on the opinions of the Coachella staff. And that winner was The Octopus Project. The kicker? The Octopus Project didn't even know about the contest until they won.

Needless to say, the band is psyched and quickly asked their booking agent to schedule a detour to Indio, CA (where the Coachella festival is held), in their upcoming 60-date Spring tour.

The full line-up, which includes Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, My Morning Jacket, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cat Power, Animal Collective, Devendra Banhart, The Walkmen, Deerhoof, Bloc Party, Mogwai, Wolf Parade and many, many more was released today.

» Official Coachella website
» Coachella MySpace site
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