Co-founder François Missonnier has stepped down as festival director ahead of a rumoured acquisition by AEG – although the US giant's involvement remains unclear
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By IQ on 23 Mar 2016
Confirming rumours that have been swirling around the interwebs for months, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem have been announced as headliners for this year’s Lollapalooza, which will stretch to four days (28 to 31 July) for its 25th anniversary.
J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Jane’s Addiction, Haim, Flume, The 1975, M83, Bloc Party and deaf people’s favourite DJ, Martin Garrix, are also on the bill for the Live Nation festival’s 12th year in Chicago’s Grant Park.
In-demand sisters Haim are also confirmed for Way Out West, joining other newly announced acts The Kills, James Bay, The Tallest Man on Earth, Daniel Norgren, Chelsea Wolfe, G-Eazy, Little Jinder, Yung Lean and Dua Lipa on a bill that already includes Massive Attack and Young Fathers, PJ Harvey, Sia and The Last Shadow Puppets. The festival, promoted by Live Nation-owned Luger, takes place from 11 to 13 August in Slottsskogen park in Gothenburg. (Haim photo by Nan Palmero.)
John Cale will perform at both All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0 festivals in April. The founder member of The Velvet Underground will perform at the Stewart Lee-curated weekender, held at Pontins holiday park in Prestatyn, north Wales from, from 15 to 17 April, alongside Roky Erickson, The Fall and This is Not this Heat, before heading to Victoria Warehouse in Manchester to headline Drive Like Jehu’s event on Friday 22 April. (John Cale photo by Simon Bonaventure.)
The latter festival announced last week it would move to Victoria Warehouse from Prestatyn after being told by Pontins it could not share occupancy of the park with regular holidaymakers.
Across the Channel, French festivals Rock en Seine and Garorock both announced a number of new acts this week. Savages, The Kills, Jagwar Ma, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, The Hives and Method Man vs Redman are among the latest artists confirmed for Garorock, which takes place from 30 June to 3 July in Marmande, while Radical Production and Nous Productions’ Rock en Seine, set for the last weekend of August, announced its first acts on Monday, including headliners The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Iggy Pop and Massive Attack and Sigur Rós, Sum 41, Bring Me the Horizon and Two Door Cinema Club. (Jehnny Beth/Savages photo by Greg Chow.)