Radiohead & Kendrick Lamar Are Headlining Coachella; Lady Gaga Replaces Beyoncé (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: Well…it looks like Beyoncé’s twin pregnancy is taking her out of this year’s Coachella Festival. Good new though — not only is she confirmed for 2018, Lady Gaga will also be taking her place for the upcoming run. So there’s that.

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Without a doubt, Coachella 2017 will be massive (as it is every year). Recently, the full line-up for the festival was released, which sees Radiohead, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar as headliners….they’ll be joined by essentially everybody — The xx, Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q, Future, Gucci Mane, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Lorde, Lil Uzi Vert….everybody.

You can check out the impressive line-up below. Coachella takes place in Indio, California 14th to 16th April and 21st to 23rd April. Get your tickets here.

Coachella, Weekend 2: LCD Soundsystem, N.W.A. & More

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Today will see this year’s Coachella come to a close (enjoy the live stream here). Below lies some of the second weekend’s highlights, which includes performances from A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, N.W.A. (including Dr. Dre), LCD Soundsystem (who gave a fitting Prince tribute) and more.


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Coachella’s Weekend 2 Live Streams Will Be 360°

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If you enjoyed this past weekend’s live streams, part 2 will take it to another level: YouTube has announced that they’ll be incorporating 360-degree performance streams this coming weekend. In addition, these streams will also include “spatial audio”, which YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan explains:

Just as watching a concert in 360° can give you an unmatched immersive experience, spatial audio allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role.

You can get a taste of some 360-degree action via the videos above (you can also find plenty of 1st weekend recap footage here).

PICS: Celebrities At Coachella 2016

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As with every year, many of your favourite celebrities where very much in effect at Coachella in California. Taking a break from the performances, check out some of those names — ‘Ye, Tyler, the A$APs and more — who took to the massive festival this go ’round below.

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Hoodchella Is Now Noise In The Hood (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: Hoodchella is now Noise In The Hood. Problem solved, the party continues.

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In the latest instance of big time bullying, festival giant Coachella has filed a lawsuit against indie festival Hoodchella over — you guessed it — the similarities of the name. According to Coachella’s organisers Goldenvoice (a subsidiary of AEG Live), Hoodchella was asked to change their name last year (which was their inaugural year); now, they want the name change on top of $100,000 (about £70,000), claiming that it dilutes the Coachella brand and creates unfair competition betweekn festivals.

Hoodchella supporters have already started a petition to save the festival:

Everyone who supports Hoodchella Los Angeles knows that we are not in anyway associated with Coachella and we have never been associated with Golden Voice, AEG, or Coachella. It’s clear that our fan base knows we are two completely different establishments being that we already gained a fan base from our past underground art and music shows.

Currently, Hoodchella is still moving forward and is set to take place 8th and 9th August; tickets can be purchased here. As of yet, they haven’t revealed their artists on the bill. UPDATE: The line-up can be found above, as well as on the festival’s website.

As far as Coachella (15th-17th & 22nd-24th April), you can check out more on that here.

Ice Cube Reveals Potential N.W.A. Reunion At Coachella

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Earlier this month, it was revealed that Ice Cube was among the many, many acts set to perform at this year’s Coachella Festival. During a recent interview with The Talk, Cube made it pretty clear that he didn’t plan on taking to the stage alone:

I’ve got some tricks up my sleeves … I’m gonna try to bring the members of N.W.A together. Give everybody a little history lesson on Ice Cube and N.W.A, West Side Connection, everything I’ve been doing over the years.

While N.W.A. has (sort of) reunited before, it was without Dr. Dre (and we can’t even remember the last time Cube, W.C. and Mack 10 came together). Hopefully, that could change this April.

A Coachella Offshoot Festival Is Coming To New York City (DETAILS)

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Yep. Much like the Bestival offshoot Common People, Coachella is looking to expand out of California and into New York with a brand new festival (tentatively) titled Panorama (named after the Panorama of the City of New York in Queens Museum), which is said to feature “three days of music, art, technology, and local food offerings”. The event is set to take place in Randall’s Park…

…but not without some resistance: competing festival Governor’s Ball (which also takes place in Randall’s Park) has already run to mayor Bill de Blasio via petition in an effort to delay Panorama, which was allegedly locking into the same month (June). As a result, it looks like Panorama will arrive in July. Said Governor’s Ball organiser Tom Russell:

The timing of this corporate-run festival would threaten our ability as a small business to continue putting on the kind of event that has showcased the best artists, created hundreds of local jobs and put millions of dollars back into the city’s economy.

Randall’s Park wasn’t Panorama’s first choice, either: the festival was apparently rejected from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens (which led to its current reported location). Said Goldenvoice‘s Mark Shulman, part of Panorama organisation team:

We look forward to bringing Panorama to New York City and introducing a new festival that showcases today’s top music acts. We’re committed to creating an event that will provide significant benefits to New York City with the level of experience and meticulous attention to detail for which Goldenvoice is known.

Coachella Reveals This Year’s Line-Up

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Here it is, folks: Coachella has officially unveiled their massive line-up for this year’s festival, which takes place 15th to 17th and 22nd to 24th April. As expected, LCD Soundsystem and Guns & Roses are reuniting on the California stage; adding to that, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Ice Cube, Jack Ü, Disclosure, Sia, Major Lazer (yes, that makes two completely different groups for Diplo on different days of the festival) and loads more will be joining in on the fun.

The line-up can be seen above. Tickets officially go on sale Wednesday, 6th January from 7PM BST. Check out more on Coachella here.

LCD Soundsystem & Guns N’ Roses Will Reportedly Be Reuniting At Coachella

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LCD Soundsystem’s latest Christmas release could be bigger than we all thought: various news sources have reported that the band will be reuniting on stage at this year’s Coachella festival. In addition, Guns & Roses will be doing the same (yes, Axl Rose and Slash included).

No one from either band/management has confirmed this, so we’ll have to standby before we can be sure of the alleged headliners (the festival has yet to reveal their line-up as well). Coachella takes place 15th to 17th and 22nd to 24th April.

Read more on Coachella and other upcoming festivals here.

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Drake Brought Out Nicki Minaj At Coachella (Video)

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For the second week of Coachella, Drake decided to swap out Madonna for fellow Young Money artist Nicki Minaj, who joined him for a performance of the hit ‘Truffle Butter’ (above). In addition, he kind of congratulated Nicki (who also visited David Guetta during his set the same day) on her supposed engagement to Meek Mill.

UPDATE: Kanye enjoyed it (below).