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Coachella 2020 line-up revealed

The line-up for the 2020 edition of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been unveiled, with Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean topping the bill.

The AEG/Goldenvoice-promoted mega festival, which takes place across two consecutive weekends in April, will also see performances from Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Flume, Thom Yorke, Run the Jewels, Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Uzi Vert, with the same acts performing at both weekend one (10–12 April) and weekend two (17–19 April) of the festival.

The 125,000-capacity event, which is widely regarded as marking the beginning of the international festival season, will once again take place at its home of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

The line-up for Coachella 2020 has been unveiled, with Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean topping the bill

Coachella 2019 saw headline performances from Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala. Last year’s festival also saw the introduction of a new, AR-enabled stage.

Tickets for weekend one of the event, which went on advance sale in June, are now sold out. Presale for the second weekend starts on 6 January at 12 p.m. PT. Fans can register for the presale here.

Festival travel platform Festicket teamed up with Coachella in July to become the exclusive UK and Europe ticketing partner for the 2020 event.

See the full line-up below:

Coachella 2020 line-up revealed

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Line-up revealed for 41st Trans Musicales

Independent festival Trans Musicales, France’s leading “see-them-here-first” music event, has released the full line-up for its 2019 edition, which takes place in Rennes, Brittany, from 4 to 8 December.

Founded in 1979 by Jean-Louis Brossard and Béatrice Macé, Trans Musicales has featured early-career performances from the likes of Daft Punk, Bon Iver, Björk, LCD Soundsystem, Jamiroquai, Lenny Kravitz and Justice.

The festival now takes place across 25 venues in the city of Rennes, from small clubs to a 6,500-capacity concert hall. Last year, 58,000 people attended the event over five days – including 43,500 repeat attendees – to see artists such as Flamingods, Underground System and Pongo.

Trans Musicales also serves as one of the French live industry’s largest gatherings, welcoming more than 1,600 delegates to its 2018 event.

“Music, like all art forms, has infinite forms of expression”

A total of 87 acts from 49 different countries are playing this year’s festival, including Parisian electronic music crew Acid Arab, San Francisco ensemble Gilberto Rodriguez y Los Intocables, Taiwanese group Go Go Machine Orchestra, Senegalese/French “electro-sabar’ group Guiss Guiss Bou Bess, New York DJ Marc Rebillet, UK singer and rapper Maverick Sabre, and Thai psych funk band YĪN YĪN, as seen at the International Festival Forum (IFF) last month.

A festival “priding itself on booking acts before they break”, the programming at Trans Musicales spans all genres. “Music, like all art forms, has infinite forms of expression,” comments festival co-founder Macé. “Different aesthetics, types of stage presence – it is in a neverending movement, always evolving and changing.”

Macé, along with fellow Trans Musicales co-founder Brossard, received the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2015 European Festival Awards.

Tickets for Trans Musicales 2019 are available here, with three-day passes priced from €32 to €69.


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The National, Spiritualized to make Ypsigrock debuts

Italian boutique festival Ypsigrock has released its full line-up for 2019, including headliners the National, Spiritualized and David August and a record six European Talent Exchange Programme (Etep) bands.

Ypsigrock 2019 – which takes place in the mountain village of Castelbuono, in Sicily, from 8 to 11 August – is the 23rd edition of the 3,000-capacity festival, and will also feature performances from hotly tipped up-and-comers including Fontaines DC, Pick a Piper, Giant Rocks and Let’s Eat Grandma, several of which are making their Italian debuts.

Almost a quarter of the line-up are Etep participants (Fontaines DC are currently the most-booked Etep act), a record for the event, say co-founders Gianfranco Raimondo and Vincenzo Barreca in a joint statement: “There’s so much terrific talent being presented that this came pretty much naturally. This shows how interesting and diverse the showcasing bands are – it’s really relevant to us and our tastemaker audience.

“Out of a total of 26, with Ireland’s Fontaines DC, Britain’s Free Love, the Netherlands’ Pip Blom, Britain’s Boy Azooga, France’s Lafawndah and Belgium’s Whispering Sons (BE), we have a nice mix of six bands from five nations coming to visit us in this beautiful but somewhat remote piece of Earth.”

All acts performing at this year’s festival are new to Ypsigrock – a deliberate move on organisers’ part, who subscribe to an ‘Ypsi once’ booking philosophy (ie an artist may only play the event once in their career). Among the artists who played Ypsigrock 2018 are the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Horrors, Aurora, And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead and Seun Kuti, while the likes of alt-J and Jon Hopkins made their Italian debuts at the festival in previous years.

Ypsigrock tickets are priced at €99 for a three-day pass.


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