Our 10 Greatest Hopes and Fears for 2012

2012 is going to be a big year for music. We hope these people don't screw it up.
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Double the Coachella

Hope: Coachella is staging the exact same festival line-up during two consecutive weekends in April. Based off nothing other than a hunch, we suspect that Radiohead are going to headline again this year. That will no doubt lead to some incredible moments that deserve to be repeated. Also, it would make sense for the two-thirds reunited New Order to make an appearance at the festival(s). How incredible would it be if New Order (minus Peter Hook) and Radiohead played "Ceremony" together?

Fear: One of the major appeals of music festivals is that they are one-time-only events. If you missed Prince at Coachella in 2008 or Neil Young and Crazy Horse at Bonnaroo in 2003, you weren't going to get another chance. Staging Coachella twice takes away from the magnitude of the event. No matter how amazing the show is, in the back of your mind you'll be wondering, "Am I missing the good one? Did I come on the wrong weekend? What if Radiohead play 'Creep' at the next one and I miss it?" Imagine arguing with your friend who went to the other Coachella. "We got 'Subterranean Homesick Alien!" "Oh yeah, we got 'Planet Telex' AND 'Bangers and Mash!"  

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