An impressive contingent of Aussies will be rubbing shoulders with some of the world's music elite in April, with a clutch of Down Under musicians announced on the lineup of the prestigious Coachella festival.
The Californian festival, among the world's most high-profile and respected, will feature a reunited Guns N Roses and LCD Soundsystem as its headliners. The anticipated lineup was announced Tuesday afternoon (AEDT)
Joining the likes of Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding and Ice Cube on the lineup will be Australians including Sia, Courtney Barnett and Flume. Also flying the flag for Australia will be RÜFÜS (known as RÜFÜS DU SOL in North America), Miami Horror, DMAs and Nina Las Vegas.
Here's the lineup with all the Aussies marked.
Sia, the reclusive star behind hits like 'Chandelier' and 'Elastic Heart,' has reportedly not performed a live concert in five years; famously shy of the spotlight, her recent media appearances have seen her don a paper bag over her head or conduct interviews with her back to camera. It is unclear how she will perform the Coachella shows, with her name getting second-biggest billing on the festival's third and final night.
Courtney Barnett and young DJ talent Flume have made serious waves in the USA and around the world in recent times, while the likes of electronic rockers RÜFÜS , electro outfit Miami Horror, Sydney rockers DMAs and former Triple J DJ Nina Las Vegas are starting to attract some attention of their own.
Coachella runs with two back-to-back identical weekends of music, set for April 15-17 and April 22-24 in the Indio desert, California. Tickets usually go on sale a day after the lineup is announced -- see Coachella's website for more.Suggest a correction