2014 Coachella lineup announced
The internet’s worst kept secret is out: Outkast will officially reunite to headline Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014.
They’re headlining day one of the festival, which takes place over two weekends (April 11-13 and April 18-20). Day two will be headlined by Muse, while day three will belong to Arcade Fire, who will be in the country imminently for the Big Day Out and sideshows. Other confirmed artists include Broken Bells, Haim, Pharrell Williams, Foster The People, Queens Of The Stone Age, Pet Shop Boys, Beck, Lana Del Rey, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Replacements and Chvrches.
Kiwi chart-topper and Laneway headliner Lorde has high billing on day two, above Nas, MGMT, Sleigh Bells and Fatboy Slim, while the Australian contingent features Preatures, Jagwar Ma, Empire Of The Sun and Flight Facilities.
Outkast’s performance at Coachella will be their first since they went on hiatus in 2007. Big Boi has since released two solo records Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty and Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, while Andre 3000 has been content to make movies, impersonate Jimi Hendrix and make occasional cameo appearances on Beyoncé, Frank Ocean and Drake tracks.
Coachella has of course hosted several memorable reunions, including Pixies, Rage Against The Machine, Pavement, Iggy and The Stooges, Jesus and Mary Chain, Portishead, Faith No More, My Bloody Valentine, Big Audio Dynamite, At-The Drive In, and Pulp.