M.I.A. To Play Coachella

NOT MUCH OF A RETIREMENT, EH?

Throwin' the horns…
Despite announcing her withdrawal from live performance, M.I.A. will be joining the ever-growing lineup at this year's Coachella Music Festival. Maybe one of the side effects of Slumdog Fever is a need to cut loose in front of thousands of sweaty Americans?

She’ll perform Saturday night just before The Killers. M.I.A.’s two previous Coachella appearances featured electrifying sets that drew huge crowds. This year, the Oscar and Grammy-nominated artist joins a lineup that includes Paul McCartney, The Cure, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, The Chemical Brothers, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Devendra Banhart and more than 125 acts for the annual festival, set for April 17-19 in Indio, CA.


She offers us some new moves for the dancing days ahead in this wacked clip.


And now more sounds to jump around to…

http://www.miauk.com/

[Published on: 3/20/09]

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Comments

allthink Fri 3/20/2009 10:38AM
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allthink

I knew roo wasnt her last performance - she loves us too much. Still not goin to Coachella.

adubvu Fri 3/20/2009 10:46AM
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adubvu

guess she won't be M.I.A. that night BAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAH. get it?... her names m.i.a. but she wont be missing in action... no? ok.

BRabbit Fri 3/20/2009 10:47AM
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BRabbit

BAAAHAAAAAAA GOOD ONE

marik Fri 3/20/2009 10:51AM
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i am SO going now!!!

TravelinLite72 Fri 3/20/2009 11:04AM
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briank67 Fri 3/20/2009 11:19AM
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briank67

^ouch that hurts coming from the new brah with the sweet pic guzzlin' brews :-p (and i'm not even a fan of this music)

phunkyjedi08 starstarstarstar Fri 3/20/2009 11:26AM
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phunkyjedi08

haha, forreal bk67

I'm not a huge fan of her stuff, and I thought her "bow out" was super lame ("...spending it with my hippies!"), but it's catchy, and she's obviously super-hot -- although I'll take this opportunity to say: way less stunning when she's not all done-up (in the gym/dance video -- wtf was that??)

schofizzl Fri 3/20/2009 11:40AM
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schofizzl

^haha yeah she only looked like an average hot girl in that one.. wtf

ChrisV420 star Fri 3/20/2009 11:46AM
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ChrisV420

Wow, what a horrible lineup.

bigworld Fri 3/20/2009 12:10PM
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bigworld

guzzling brews lol

adubvu Fri 3/20/2009 12:27PM
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adubvu

crunchy jams brah. im noodlein so hard braaahh guzzlin beers.

fishbone1 Fri 3/20/2009 01:14PM
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fishbone1

MIA? Coachella? who cares?

mattchu Fri 3/20/2009 01:17PM
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mattchu

I heaar shes the defanition of cool...

TranceLikeAGidget Fri 3/20/2009 01:42PM
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TranceLikeAGidget

not heading to coachella ,myself, but MIA is pretty tits, just so the haters no they are wrong. i guess they dont like to dance.

rster22 Fri 3/20/2009 01:45PM
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theres no need to hate on this shit.

but theres also no need to read about this shit.

obviously jambase is branchin out and trying to expand to all music so i guess just let them experiment and eventually theyll realize wats real and wise up

bigfro Fri 3/20/2009 01:55PM
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bigfro

Wow another band I don't care about

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Fri 3/20/2009 02:23PM
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MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks

I was kind of forced by tired legs & anticipation to listen to her set on the opposite stage @ Voodoo while waiting for Rage to come on, and I thought it was just bad. She was more like a cheerleader or hypewoman than a musician, maybe you could call it a "act" ?

MaSonDiego Fri 3/20/2009 05:03PM
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I wish MIA really was M.I.A.!

Paper Planes - Song of the Year -2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.... Please!

She needs to fly away like a damn paper plane!

evandw star Fri 3/20/2009 05:29PM
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evandw

M.I.A. was a joke at Bonnaroo. She pulled a mini-kanye, coming onstage late. Does anyone really care about this chick?

AintNoFreedom starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/20/2009 09:00PM
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AintNoFreedom

Regardless what yall say.. M.I.A. is a ton of fun. Get over it.

danimal2 Sat 3/21/2009 12:32AM
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danimal2

M.I.A brings the old school hip hop fun, And she's fucking hottttt

frinkazoid starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/21/2009 07:05AM
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frinkazoid

Travelin "lite" 72...wow thats pretty crafty how you spelled lite like the beer brah! You are the exact reason this site gets blown up with morons. Douche bag. PS MIA fucking rules!

shanky95 starstarstar Sat 3/21/2009 12:50PM
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Um... as soon as she blew up on the scene, they started playing paper planes on the radio and MTV on repeat all day. Got really lame after that. I also don't think she's "super hot". A good-looking british lady... sure. Super Hot? Nah Brahs!!! she's hot-lite. Also, i hate to do this, but travelinglite72... you joined this site on March 8th. March 8th? What, were you "schwilling" lite beers and some kid you made fun of said you could DL a show by this band called Phish, and now you want to play like your a head. Why don't you travel the fuck out of here. It's people like who are the reason this scene is crumbling and our lotteries are being fucked. Go drink yourself into a coma and leave the "saucy grooves" to people who actually give a shit and will remember shows. Sorry about the hate, I just can't handle douschs like this especially while these ticketing fiascos are running rampant. SUMMER 09... twill be unbelievable.

WharfRat Sat 3/21/2009 12:58PM
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WharfRat

MIA.....cannot say im familiar. i guess thats what you get living in the sticks of oregon. but hey, i havent been on Jambase for a decade or nothing, and i dont think that makes me any less credible, but that picture of TravelinLite is just asking for it. check out me poundin' one brah! No but honestly, i must understand this MIA character.

bassdrum200 Sat 3/21/2009 01:29PM
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bassdrum200

for all you noobies out there unfamiliar with jambase...broseph...the newswire doesnt credit any jambase reporter...it is just that; a news wire.

weenhead420 Sun 3/22/2009 09:39AM
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weenhead420

She is so hot, she could gangsta beat me all night...

Widespreadhammock star Sun 3/22/2009 03:41PM
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Widespreadhammock

fuck MIA.

southernspread starstar Wed 3/25/2009 01:06PM
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southernspread

the sad thing about this is that i read it on perez hilton about a week and a half ago........sad jambase