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Coachella Music Festival

Coachella Music Festival

The secret is out! The 2016 Coachella Music Festival lineup has been announced, and it’s arguably the most exciting event of the summer. LCD Soundsystem have reunited and are headlining, as well as Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris and Sia. See the full lineup–by weekend–below.

As in recent years, Goldenvoice will offer a limited number of passes for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival to residents of the Coachella Valley, from Palm Springs to Mecca.

General admission passes are $399 each for Coachella Music Festival and $299 each for Stagecoach and there is a two pass limit per resident. The resident and his/her guest must be there in person to obtain the wristbands, which will placed on them by festival staff. Proof of residency via a California driver’s license or ID card is required.

Residents can purchase passes at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office between 2 and 8 p.m. or while supplies last.

Coachella Music FestivalThe Coachella Music Festival 2016 headliners are Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris.

There’s been a lot of chatter in recent months about LA hard-rock group Guns N’ Roses getting back together following years of silence and venom between co-founders Axl Rose and Slash. Well, the old dudes must’ve talked it out because they’re coming to Coachella (and perhaps hitting the road for a bigger tour?) to blow the kids’ minds with mean hits like “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

You thought LCD Soundsystem had retired — assuming you even know who the indie-dance troupe led by James Murphy is — but nope. They’re back, and not only are they headlining Coachella, they’re also playing Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound, Roskilde and probably Lollapalooza and probably some of the other festivals.

Calvin Harris, the EDM star who made the song “We Found Love” with Rihanna, will be at Coachella too.

It’s not a party without Skrillex and Diplo, who’ll play under the banner of Jack U; Diplo will also be there with the universally loved Major Lazer. Other Coachella highlights include Ice Cube, Sia, Underworld, Sufjan Stevens, Ellie Goulding, M83, Disclosure, Zedd, A$AP Rocky, Halsey, Grimes, Run the Jewels and Chris Stapleton.

It’s easy to get dizzy gazing at the Coachella lineup because there are about 79,000 different font sizes. So here are some of the smaller font artists you should definitely check out: Rae Sremmurd, Savages, the Front Bottoms, Courtney Barnett, Vince Staples, Ex Hex, SZA, Kamasi Washington, Girlpool, and Red Bull Music Academy alums Hudson Mohawke and TOKiMONSTA.

Think about the stereotypical fans of LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’Roses and Calvin Harris. Now imagine thousands of them out in the middle of nowhere with tons of party supplies and very little water. For two consecutive weekends. Welcome to the jungle. Except it’s the desert.


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