Coachella announced the lineup for its 2020 music festival yesterday. Artists including Rage Against The Machine (who previously teased it themselves), Frank Ocean and Travis Scott have now been confirmed as headliners. Other than that, the Coachella lineup is fairly ordinary for their demographic, except for one notable name, Danny Elfman.
Danny Elfman is an absolute legend and if you don’t know exactly who he is by name, you will by his work.
Danny Elfman has composed the score for a slew of both cult classic and hit movies. The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, The Simpsons, the Tim Burton Batman films, the Sam Raimi Spiderman films, Men in Black and Beetlejuice are but a few in his legendary career.
Elfman is the singing voice of Jack Skellington to put into perspective how wonderful this man truly is. He rose to prominence by starting the New Wave band Oingo Boingo, best known for their hit “Dead Man’s Party”.
Needless to say, an iconic composer doesn’t fit too well with the Coachella vibe. Typically, fans go and see a composer with an orchestra in a bandshell or at a gala, not in a fairgrounds.
Both Danny Elfman fans and Coachella attendees were quick to point out this little fact and the internet is having a field day with humor over Danny Elfman playing Coachella. Check out some reactions below.
Are we just not going to talk about how Danny Elfman is playing Coachella pic.twitter.com/ITZLNYQ49i
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 3, 2020
— Tai Leclaire (@tai_leclaire) January 3, 2020
trying to picture some trust fund kids bumping to danny elfman playing the nightmare before christmas score at coachella pic.twitter.com/fd6kvH1G1G
— MJ (@theworstMJ) January 3, 2020
I would never go to Coachella but all you need to know about me as a human being is that I took one look at the very long, diverse lineup and went “huh. Danny Elfman. Cool.”
— Amanda Cadabra (@amandakem) January 3, 2020
Hubby: danny elfman’s going to be at coachella.
Me: that’s nice.
What i meant to say was “oh joy, a field full of models, influencers, and 20yos wondering what carrot top’s grandpa is doing onstage.”
— ossang (@whatossangsaw) January 3, 2020
people rlly be like oh what’s danny elfman even gonna perform at Coachella as if oiNGO BOINGO DID NOT EXIST
— ziggy (@gabbilutz) January 3, 2020
I’m weak that Danny Elfman has a set at Coachella😍
— Luke Condon (@LukeCon72) January 3, 2020
i wanna question who gonna be in the crowd jamming out to movie soundtracks but if i’m being honest i’d be having the time of my life if i was seeing danny elfman in concert LMFAO
— lame ❄️ (@hyruletae) January 3, 2020
I seriously thought this was a joke. We officially live in a simulation. Why is DANNY ELFMAN at freakin Coachella?! https://t.co/zGzYXanvTR
— FriTAY the 13th 👻🎃🔪 (@taylorlaurenslc) January 3, 2020
Coachella returns for its 21st edition on April 10-12 and April 17-19 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
Weekend one is sold out, but weekend two presale begins Jan. 6 at noon PST here.
Check out the full lineup below.
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2020
What do you think of Danny Elfman playing one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year? Sound off below!