Coachella releases 2016 lineup, headlined by LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris

Coachella 2016 lineup

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival //
Empire Polo Club – Indio, CA
April 15th-17th & April 22nd-24th //

Early last week, rumors started to swirl that both Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem would headline Coachella this April. Now, those rumors have been officially confirmed.

The three-day, two-weekend festival announced its 2016 lineup on Monday night, and both reunited bands (though we’re still not sure which members from Guns N’ Roses will take the stage) will indeed headline the Goldenvoice event along with superstar DJ Calvin Harris, who performed on Coachella’s main stage two years ago and attracted the second largest crowd in its history.

Other notable acts listed on this year’s bill include Ellie Goulding, Sufjan Stevens, Jack Ü, M83, Underworld, The Kills, Foals, Ice Cube, Disclosure, Zedd, A$AP Rocky, CHRVCHES, Halsey, James Bay, Sia, Major Lazer, Flume, Beach House, The 1975, Rancid and Mike Snow.

Coachella’s first weekend is scheduled for April 15th-17th, with its second weekend slated for April 22nd-24th. All tickets will go on sale for both weekends on Wednesday, January 6th at 11 a.m. here. GA passes for Weekend 1 are already sold out, and a limited number of Weekend 1 GA + Shuttle passes remain. The festival’s organizers strongly recommend buying Weekend 2 passes for those interested in attending.

UPDATE: Guns N’ Roses released a statement on Tuesday confirming that original members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) will join frontman Axl Rose onstage at Coachella this year. The band’s Saturday night headlining set will mark the first time all three have played a show together since 1993. The rest of the band’s lineup has not been confirmed yet, but stay tuned for more information here.

PHOTOS: Ellie Goulding at Bill Graham Civic 4/19


By James Nagel //

Ellie Goulding with Conway
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium — San Francisco
April 19th, 2014

The lights dimmed, commanding thousands of deafening screams from the sold out crowd, reminiscent of the moment the Beatles graced the stage of the Ed Sullivan show… well, I just mean it was really loud.

Ellie Goulding saved most of her hits for the final songs/encore, but treated the crowd to her latest hit, “Beating Heart”, from the film Divergent, about halfway through the set. She left no mystery of what her last song would be, saving “Lights” and “Burn” for the very end.

If you weren’t able to make it to the show, emulate the experience by listening to her songs while clicking through the photos below!

Ellie Goulding is lights-out at The Fox Theater Oakland

Ellie Goulding

Genre-bending pop queen in waiting Ellie Goulding performed to a sold-out Fox Theater Oakland on Friday in continued support of her 2012 long-player Halcyon.

Marc Fong was in the pit grabbing great snaps of the singer songwriter & multi-instrumentalist.

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Ellie Goulding

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New Music Tuesday: Ellie Goulding • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis • Tame Impala • Freelance Whales • Lord Huron • METZ

Ellie Goulding - Halcyon

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks and supplying the latest videos for select albums.

Ellie GouldingHalcyon

Top Track: “Anything Can Happen”

Ellie Goulding reveals the same horrible haircut as her boyfriend Skrillex, yet approaches stadium-size stardom with her first album.

Macklemore & Ryan LewisThe Heist

Top Track: “Same Love” feat. Mary Lambert

The video for “Same Love” is one of the better audio/video combos of the year.

Tame ImpalaLonerism

Top Tracks: “Elephant”
“Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”

Hands down, one of the best albums of the year. Lonerism is compulsively listenable from beginning to end, the first and the 10th listen all the same.

Freelance WhalesDiluvia

Top Track: “Spitting Image”

There are at least a couple gems with “Spitting Image” and “Locked Out”.

Lord HuronLonesome Dreams

Top Track: “Time to Run”

Lord Huron’s debut LP is a strong effort and deserves a listen.


Top Track: “Headache”

METZ seems to have a cleaner and slightly more subdued sound live as seen above, compared to their self-titled first album.