Every year the internet goes crazy over parody Coachella lineups — even just as much as the actual official poster it seems! Now, with the introduction of this bot-generated lineup, we’ve seen it all.
From Botnik Studios, the same minds that generated bots intelligent enough to autogenerate an entire Harry Potter novel, comes a Coachella 2018 lineup from an alternate universe. A universe where Beyonce, The Weeknd, and Eminem are traded in for Fanch, One Of Pig, and Lil Hack.
Ben Sex, Mighty Gross, and Here Comes the Death don’t sound too far off from what actual band names might be. Glothongz, Paper Cop, Automute — these are just too believable. (It also reminds us of this epic Jimmy Kimmel prank from 2013.)
That’s because the imaginary Coachella lineup was “generated by a neural network trained on thousands of band names.”
Welcome to 2018.
Bot-Generated Coachella Lineup
Announcing your 2018 COACHELLA LINEUP, generated by a neural network trained on thousands of band names: https://t.co/EskuBWOdfy pic.twitter.com/J06jgc3x2R
— Botnik Studios (@botnikstudios) January 23, 2018
H/T: NME | Photo: Charles Reagan Hackleman