Black Coffee to play at Coachella

New York – South African DJ, Black Coffee is set to play at the American music festival, Coachella, in April.

The award-winning record producer announced on social media that he will take to the stage on Friday, 15 April and 22 April.

Also performing at Coachella is Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem. The two most influential bands in recent decades will both get back together for the music festival in April.

Coachella, which takes place over two consecutive weekends in the California desert, confirmed the long-rumored reunions as it announced its lineup late on Monday.

The concerts are expected to mark the first time that the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses – including singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash – have performed together since July 1993 in Buenos Aires when the Use your Illusion tour ended.

The Los Angeles-based hard rockers, who had not confirmed the news publicly, released on their website a video of one of the giant concerts from the band’s heyday.

Rose is heard – with a profanity added – singing one of the most famous lines from the band’s repertoire: “You know where you are? You’re in the jungle, baby.”

LCD Soundsystem, a younger band from New York, was influential in developing the hard-edged electronica scene of the 2000s that brought a new alternative aura to dance music.

The band – best known perhaps for the track Draft Punk Is Playing at My House, a tongue-in-cheek homage to the prominent French electronic duo – had broken up in 2011 with a concert at Madison Square Garden that was heralded with a live album and documentary.

LCD Soundsystem reunited in its own idiosyncratic way on 24 December when the band suddenly released a track entitled Christmas Will Break Your Heart, with the band writing on Facebook that it was a “depressing Christmas song” that had been on the back burner for the past eight years.
CD Soundsystem will headline Coachella on the festival’s two Fridays – 15 April and 22 April – with Guns N’ Roses performing on the Saturday nights.

The Sunday headliner of the three-day festival – whose lineups for the two weekends are generally identical – will be Calvin Harris, one of the biggest names in dance music.

Other acts confirmed for Coachella include Ice Cube, a member of pioneering gangsta rappers N.W.A. in the late 1980s who – until the release of a biopic last year on the group – may have been better known to young festival goers as an actor.

More Coachella 2016 notables include the often camera-shy Australian experimental artist Sia, English singer Ellie Goulding, psychedelic folk rocker Sufjan Stevens and electronic act Major Lazer, best known for the massive 2015 hit Lean On.

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