Miss the warm, generous spirit of the holiday season already? Well, don’t stop celebrating quite yet: the lineup for Coachella 2016 has just been announced! See the poster below for the full list of bands, and visit Coachella’s website for more information. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, January 6th at 2pm EST/ 11am PST.
The lineup isn’t without its fair share of surprises. After years of rumors, Gun N’ Roses are finally reuniting to perform on Saturday, April 16th and 23rd. Another, perhaps more likely, return from retirement is scheduled on day one, with James Murphy reviving LCD Soundsystem. And on day three, Calvin Harris will be spinning on the Main Stage. Maybe he’ll ‘welcome to the stage’ one particular special guest… As a matter of fact, there will almost certainly be a few special, secret and possibly CGI guests this April. Last year, there were surprises on each day, including appearances from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Haim, and Jennifer Hudson.
If I were a gambling woman, I’d put my money on Justin Bieber showing up with Diplo and Skrillex during their Jack Ü set on Friday night. Though AlunaGeorge is also on the bill for Saturday, I think it would be a shame if they couldn’t hook up with Disclosure to perform “White Noise”; maybe that’s just wishful thinking. And aside from my prediction that Taylor Swift will show up with Calvin Harris, I would also wager that Death Grips won’t even bother to show up for their set at all.