The good folks at Goldenvoice have given music fans a nice present for the New Year. Just three days into 2017, they’ve dropped the lineups for this April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In short, they are doozies.
The tastemaking concerts will take place on the weekends of April 14-16 and April 21-23 on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Radiohead will headline the Friday lineups, Beyoncé handles the Saturdays, and Kendrick Lamar will wrap up the Sunday sets. Behind them will be Coachella’s now-standard buzz-bin mix of indie-rock, rap, and electronica acts, along with a few select veterans and recluses.
The 2017 performance roster includes The xx, Father John Misty, Phantogram, DJ Shadow, Capital Cities, Crystal Castles, Guided By Voices, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tacocat, Bon Iver, Gucci Mane, Nicolas Jaar, Local Natives, Four Tet, The Avalanches, Warpaint, rap/rock super-duo Banks & Steelz, Car Seat Headrest, S U R V I V E, Lorde, Justice, New Order, Future Islands, movie-music maven Hans Zimmer, DJ Khaled, Toots & the Maytals, Devendra Banhart, the Allah-Las, King Sunny Adé, and dozens more. Take a look at the poster below.
Passes for the festival go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, January 4, at 11 a.m. Pacific time.
Adam Blyweiss is associate editor of Treble. A graphic designer and design teacher by trade, Adam has written about music since his 1990s college days and been published at MXDWN and e|i magazine. Based in Philadelphia, Adam has also DJ’d for terrestrial and streaming radio from WXPN and WKDU.