[HIGHLIGHTS] Coachella 2016 Will Feature Skepta, A$AP Rocky And Many More


By a.k.e


6 Jan 2016

Every year, the festival season rolls round and one festival always attracts more attention then others, and it isn’t even in the UK! Coachella festival, held annually in California has had memorable moments over the past few years, including a hologram 2 Pac gracing the stage alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre in 2012, the reunion of Outkast and Nas’ legendary set, bringing out Diddy and Jay-Z in 2014 and Drake getting a little too close to Madonna at last year’s incarnation. This year looks to build on their ever growing ratings and with the release of their initial line up, it looks like they might have just done so.

On Friday 15th and 22nd April, LCD Soundsystem will headline the California festival with G-Eazy, Rae Stremmurd and Joey Bada$$ also performing. Representing the UK, Skepta will be performing at Coachella for the first time this year. This is a great look for the North London rapper as he looks to carry on building the momentum from 2015 which saw him support Kanye West at an sell-out London show, perform alongside Drake at the 2015 OVO Fest and have one of the tracks of the year with “Shutdown“, which gained him popularity on both sides of the Atlantic.

The following day Ice Cube, Disclosure, James Bay and A$AP Rocky will play ahead of the second headline act, Guns N’ Roses. Finally, the last line-up is headed by DJ Calvin Harris with Sia, Major Lazer and Alessia Cara also taking to the stage.

Coachella 2016 takes place over two weekends: April 15-17 and April 22-24. Tickets can purchased from the Coachella website at 11am PST on January 6 – check the full line-up below.