Music-lovers, rejoice! It’s almost that time of year again when musicians flock to California to participate in the annual, well-loved Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The official list, which was released by the fest on their website late Wednesday, confirms a list of over 150 musical performances set to take place at the festival this spring. According to the site, hip hop group OutKast, rock band Muse, and recent chart-toppers, indie group Arcade Fire, will all headline the annual event. Other big names, such as “Royals” singer Lorde, English songwriter Ellie Goulding, MGMT, Nas, Kid Cudi, Sleigh Bells, Motorhead, Skrillex and Calvin Harris will also appear.
In honor of the 16th annual concert extravangza, Coachella is using the promotional tagline, "Share it like a polaroid picture," referencing OutKast's hit single "Hey Ya!" to promote the two-weekend-long event on social media. The festival marks the first time OutKast stars, Andre 3000 and Big Boi, will perform together on a grand scale following a six-year hiatus. It was first rumored back in November that the duo would take the stage at Coachella before embarking on a yet to be confirmed 2014 tour. OutKast released their debut album, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," back in 2003.
In response to the release of the official announcement, rapper Big Boi, real name Antwan André Patton, shared his excitment for the impending date on social media. "Two [kings] one stage," tweeted the rapper. OutKast isn't the only group excited to perform, the Arcade Fire official Twitter account also released a statement Wednesday. "See you at Coachella 2014… Love, AF" the band posted. Muse has yet to use social media to publicly comment.
The Coachella Twitter account's initial tweet announcing this year's performers, which was shared by the festival Wednesday night, has since receieved over 25,700 retweets and almost 15,500 "favorites" on Twitter by their 429,750 followers.
Fans of the long-running musical fest have since begun sharing their thoughts on the scheduled musical performances, some pleased with the musical groups set to appear, others not so impressed, and some, completely indifferent to the annual madness. "Kid Cudi is all that I need to see on the Coachella lineup to be properly depressed," said Twitter user @jtahh Thursday. "only 2 respectable bands playing coachella this year... yet another festival that used to be good, gone down hill [sic]," posted user @ConnorRushBoden. "Never given a s--t about Coachella. Never seen a lineup that has interested me. Never understood the big deal," said @Lindsy0. "Is it just me or does the Coachella lineup look almost exactly as it has the last three years?" posted user @rightMau.
The 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place at Indio, Calif., from April 11-13 (weekend one) and April 18-20 (weekend two.) Tickets can be purchased here, but will not officially go on sale until Friday, January 10th starting at 10 a.m. PST. Entry prices range from $375 to $799.
Last year’s concert, which wrapped with a set from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, garnered upwards of 80,000 attendees. According to a report from CraveOnline.com, the event, which brought in a paltry 25,000 guests during its initial year in 1999, has exploded in popularity in recent years, experiencing a reported 400 percent attendance increase since 2012.
Coachella 2014 Lineup:
FRIDAY APRIL 11 & 18TH
OutKast, The Knife, The Replacements, Broken Bells, Zedd, Girl Talk, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, HAIM, Neko Case, AFI, Martin Garrix, Bonobo, Bryan Ferry, The Glitch, Mob, Afghan Whigs, The Cult, Bastille, Aloe Blacc, Jagwar Ma, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Woodkid, Carnage, Shlohmo, Gareth Emery, Michael Brun, MS MR, Kate Nash, Hot Since 82, Damian Lazarus, GOAT, Nina Kraviz, Anthony Green, Duke Dumont, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solomon, 22 Ward, Anti-Flag, Caravan Palace, Flatbush Zombies, Deorra, Waxahatchee, Title Fight, Davide Squillace, DJ Falcon, Dum Dum Girls, Austra, Tom Odell, Dixon, Wye Dak, Crosses, Mako, Preatures, Bots, Gabba Gabba Heys.
SATURDAY APRIL 12& 19TH
Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Foster the People, Pet Shop Boys, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, Fatboy Slim, Nas, Kid Cudi, the Head and the Heart, Sleigh Bells, Cage the Elephants, City and Colour, Chvrches, Dillon Francis, Capital Cities, the Naked and Famous, Temples, Mogwai, Warpaint, Solange, Washed Out, Future Islands, Ty Segall, DARKSIDE, Banks, Tiga, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, Neksy, RL Grime, Galantis, Foxygen, White Lies, Graveyard, the Internet, Laura Maula, the Dismembertment Plan, Headhunterz, Blood Orange, GTA, TJR, Cajmere, Guy Gerber, Nicole Modaber, MAKJ, Bear Hands, the Magician, Youn & Sick, Unlocking the Truth, Saints of Valory, Carbon Airways, UZ, Syd Arthur, Biceps, Drowners.
SUNDAY APRIL 13 & 20TH
Arcade Fire, Beck, Calvin Harris, Neutrla Milk Hotel, Discolosure, Lana Del Ray, Motorhead, Alesso, Duck Sauce, Little Dragon, Beady Eye, Flosstradamus, the Toy Dolls, the 1975, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, Chance the Rapper, Laurent Garnier, Krewella, Rudimental, STRFKR, Fishbone, Trombone Shorty, AlunaGeorge, Art Department, Flight Facilities, Frank Turner, John Newman, Maceo Plex, Superchunk, Bombino, Daughter, Bad Manners, Surfer Blood, Lee Burridge, Poolside, Classixx, Showtek, James Vincent McMorrow, Bo Ningen, Aeroplane, Ratking, Jhene Aiko, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Factory Floor, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anna Lanoe, the Martinez Brothers, Scuba, John Beaver.