Beyoncé, Lamar, Radiohead lead Coachella line-up

2017-01-04 14:01
 

Los Angeles - Pop queen Beyoncé, rapper Kendrick Lamar and British rock group Radiohead will headline this year's edition of the Coachella music festival in April, organisers said on Tuesday.

The indie camp-out, which has been getting an increasingly eclectic line-up, will also feature performances from British indie pop band the xx, US folktronica outfit Bon Iver and French house music duo Justice.

Other notables include US folk rock guitarist-vocalist Father John Misty and New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, who shared on Facebook in November that she was working on a follow-up album to 2013 Global hit Pure Heroine.

Radiohead, who have been nominated for two Grammys for 2016's A Moon Shaped Pool, have headlined the festival twice before, while Lamar showed up during Ice Cube's set last year.

Beyoncé hasn't performed a solo set at Coachella but performed with sister Solange in 2014 and was a surprise guest during husband Jay-Z headlining set in 2010.

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Coachella offers the same line-up on two consecutive weekends - 14 - 16 April and 21 - 23 April - in the desert outside Indio, around two hours east of Los Angeles.

The Friday line-up for California's leading music festival appears aimed at the traditional indie crowd, with Radiohead, the xx and Father John Misty - alias Fleet Foxes drummer Joshua Tillman - on the bill.

Beyoncé headlines the Saturday events, while Lamar tops the bill both Sundays.

The music press has been awash with rumors of a Daft Punk reunion, and while the French electronica duo appear nowhere on the lineup, Coachella is known for its surprise appearances.

Passes - starting at $399 for three-day general admission - will go on sale Wednesday at 11:00 am Pacific time on the Coachella official website.

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