Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Coachella festival 2016

Details of the line up for the 2016 Coachella festival in California have been revealed, and while the probable
reformation of the classic line up  of Guns 'n' Roses generates most of the headlines, there are acts further down the bill that sharp eyed fans of French music will be delighted to see.

This year Calvin Harris gets a prime spot, and the return of LCD Sound System also makes it interesting, but the presence of M83,  Christine and the Queen, St Germain and Melody's Echo Chamber gets our attention immediately despite being in the small print of the poster.

M83 are presently working on new material and are promising the release of a new album, the much awaited follow up to 2011's Hurry Up We're Dreaming.

Christine and the Queens released a North American version of their Chaleur Humaine album towards the end of last year.

Melody's Echo Chamber released the track Shirim towaqrds the end of 2014, ahead of the follow up to her memorable 2012 debut.

Last year Coachella featured both Stromae and Yelle, as well as David Guetta and Martin Solveig.

It's a prime showcase for international acts to make a significant impression on the North American market, an event that probably overtaken Glastonbury and the other major European festivals in terms of establishing acts.

Coachalla takes place over two weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-15 and tickets go on sale from today.

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