Coachella 2016: Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem, Calvin Harris to headline

Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose performs with his band in Seattle on Dec. 17, 2011.

Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose performs with his band in Seattle on Dec. 17, 2011.

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced its 2016 lineup, and headliners include Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris. The event, which is set to take place over two consecutive weekends in Indio, Calif., in April, is also scheduled to feature sets by Ellie Goulding, Ice Cube, Disclosure, Sia and dozens of others.

The annual festival, set for April 15-17 and April 22-24, is considered the unofficial start of the North American concert season. This year’s event features an undercard that extends across genres, including country, world music, hip-hop, electronic dance music and jazz.

Friday headliner LCD Soundsystem will be joined by Goulding, M83, Jack U, Courtney Barnett, Run the Jewels, Health, DJ Mustard, Savages and dozens of others.

The performance by Saturday headliner Guns N’ Roses, which will reportedly feature a reunion between singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash, caps a day that will also include scheduled sets from ASAP Rocky, Churches, Disclosure, Silversun Pickups, Courtney Barnett, Rhye and more. British shoegaze band Lush, whose first shows in 20 years were announced for London in May, marks another of the festival’s by-now-expected reunions.


Sunday’s final night is to be headlined by Harris and feature Rancid, Beach House, Major Lazer, Deafheaven, country breakout star Chris Stapleton, L.A. saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington and more.

Festival passes are set to go on sale Wednesday at 11 a.m. A limited number of pre-sale tickets for both weekends quickly sold out when they were made available in June.

The full line-up can be found at the Coachella site.

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