Guns N’ Roses Reunite to Headline Coachella Music Festival

Guns N Roses (Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press)
Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press

A reunited Guns N’ Roses will headline this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, the festival revealed in a lineup announcement on Monday.

Dance-rock outfit LCD Soundsystem will headline the festival’s first night, while Calvin Harris closes out the festival on Sunday night. Other artists set to perform at the massively popular festival include Ice Cube, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Sufjan Stevens, Sia, Major Lazer, Rancid and Zedd. (View the complete lineup here.)

Rumors of a Guns N’ Roses reunion reached a fever pitch late last month, when Billboard reported that the group were gearing up to headline the massively popular festival and then go on to a North American stadium tour.

While the lineup for the GnR reunion remains unclear, original guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan have seemingly confirmed on social media that they will be playing the Coachella shows.

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GnR’s April 16th and April 24th performances at the Empire Polo Club will mark lead singer Axl Rose and Slash’s first performances together since July 1993. Rose had toured intermittently over the years under the Guns ‘n Roses name with a different backing band.

LCD Soundsystem’s Friday night performances will mark their first since 2011, when the group played a series of blowout farewell concerts at Madison Square Garden. Speculation that the band would reunite was ignited when the group released its first song in years on Christmas Eve.

Coachella will be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio over two subsequent weekends: April 15-17 and April 22-24. Check out the complete lineup below:


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