Coachella 2016 is set to see the reunion of two bands with Guns N' Roses and LCD Soundsystem – plus dance DJ Calvin Carris – confirmed to headline the festival. The announcement comes just days after legendary Guns N' Roses rockers Slash and Axl Rose were rumoured to be joining forces for the first time in two decades at the music event.
The Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival will be taking place in Indio, California over two weekends (15-17 April and 22-24 April 2016), and will be opened with LCD Soundsystem performing on the main stage, while Guns N' Roses, with their founding members, will follow on the second day. How Deep is Your Love hitmaker Calvin Harris will close the weekend, gracing the main stage on both Sundays.
Fans will be pleased to see LCD Soundsystem back on the stage after the outfit announced their retirement in 2011. Billboard first reported on a Guns N' Roses' reunion in December last year, claiming the band would also be embarking on a stadium tour spanning 25 cities across North America. It will be the first time that Slash and Axl Rose have shared the stage together since their last performance in the band in July 1993. Joining the pair will be members Dizzy Reed, Chris Pitman, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Tommy Stinson.
Other acts confirmed to perform include Ice Cube, Ellie Goulding, Sia, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, The 1975, Jack U, Major Lazer, Grimes, Foals, Disclosure and James Bay. Reacting to the line-up, one Twitter user commented: "After seeing the @coachella line up I'd kill to go," while another enthused potential ticket-buyer said: "So many good artist are going to Coachella this year. Must go." One critic chimed in: "For the first year in for ever I honestly think that the @coachella line up is rubbish," although another commentator said: "Coachella lineup good or bad doesn't matter i still want to go."