On Wednesday night, Coachella confirmed that one of its three major headliners this year is Atlanta hip-hop icons OutKast, who haven’t done much together since 2006’s album and film Idlewild. As of today, however, it’s been confirmed that OutKast will be performing at the Governors Ball music festival in New York in June, according to a report from Rolling Stone. The OutKast Governors Ball performance will happen on the weekend of June 6-8, at Randall’s Island Park.
The festival is teasing its lineup via social media this week via Facebook and Twitter accounts, with picture hints as follows: #1 – a depiction of TV static, which has been interpreted as either Cults, because of their album Static, or Disclosure, because of their song “White Noise”; #2 – a picture of the famed Phoenix clan (Phoenix, duh); and #3 a picture of a stubby bottle, which a clever fan interpreted as a “curt vial,” so, Kurt Vile! The rest of the lineup is expected to be announced via the fest’s social media accounts.
Governors Ball also posted a picture of Tupac and Biggie together, which… sigh, could mean holograms. We’re hoping it doesn’t come to that.
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