Coachella 2015 brings some fantastic artists - new and old - to Indio, California.
It's that time of year again as the full line-up announcement for Coachella 2015 arrives following some spectacular headliners: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will all top the bills at the two-weekend event in April.
Well known for its diverse collection of rock, pop, electronic, hip hop and indie artists from around the world, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is yet again set to arrive at the Empire Polo Club fields in Indio, California. Kicking off with the first event from Friday April 10th - 12th, the festival will repeat the following week from April 17th - 19th.
As well as AC/DC (minus drummer Phil Rudd), the Friday event sets the festival off with a bang with some of the line-up's most exciting acts. You've got your veterans such as the 'Thunderstruck' rockers themselves, New York jazz rock collective Steely Dan, Wu-Tang Clan rappers Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong, Bloc Party's Kele and UK musician SquarePusher; as well as more current acts such as indie rockers Eagulls and folk musician George Ezra (both from the UK). Swedish act Lykke Li is scheduled to make an appearance, though the singer recently cancelled a string of tour dates due to live shows taking its toll on her health. Rappers Azealia Banks, Vic Mensa and Action Bronson are also performing on the Fridays, and other acts include: Tame Impala, Interpol, Alabama Shakes, Flying Lotus, DJ Snake and Haerts.
Lykke Li recently cancelled a string of dates
Saturday sees Jack White headlining, with support from the likes of New York's Ratatat, Tyler The Creator, electronic artist Toro Y Moi and Alabama soul collective St. Paul And The Broken Bones; but other than that it's a bit of a UK takeover (except Hozier from nearby Ireland). Newer acts include Jungle and Royal Blood, with late nineties/noughties band Belle And Sebastian bringing some classic UK indie pop, and also performing are the highly lauded 'Alt-J', 'SBTRKT' and 'Tourist'.
Hozier will probably be among Saturday's highlights
Closing the festival on Sunday is headliner Drake, who will hopefully dilute the rock heavy day with excerpts from his forthcoming record 'Views From the 6'. Ryan Adams, St. Vincent, The Orwells, Built To Spill and up-and-coming Aussie Vance Joy bring some guitar magic to proceedings, alongside electronic artists RAC and St. Lucia, and LA pop quartet Saint Motel. The UK's offerings for the end of the festival include Florence + The Machine, Philip Selway from Radiohead and The Cribs.
St. Vincent won't be one to miss at Coachella
For those looking for a little visual taste of what's to come before deciding to give it a go this year, a brilliant virtual tour gallery from 2014's event is available on the website, displaying the magnificent tents and extraordinary art installations.
Tickets for both weekends at Coachella will be on sale later today - don't miss out!
Andrew Mcmahon In The Wilderness
Angus & Julia Stone
Axwell ^ Ingrosso
Belle And Sebastian
Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band
Built To Spill
Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires
Drive Like Jehu
Father John Misty
Fitz & The Tantrums
Florence + The Machine
J.E.S.+S. (Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream & Seth Troxler)
Keys N Krates
Marina And The Diamonds
New World Punx
Night Terrors Of 1927
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible
Raekwon And Ghostface Killah
Reverend Horton Heat
Run The Jewels
St. Paul And The Broken Bones
Tale Of Us
The Gaslamp Killer Experience
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
The War On Drugs
Tiger And Woods
Todd Terje And The Olsens
Toro Y Moi
Tyler The Creator
Until The Ribbon Breaks
What So Not