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Aussie Musicians Are About To Invade Coachella

Seven locals to play massive Californian festival.

04/01/2017 8:16 AM AEDT | Updated 04/01/2017 10:15 AM AEDT
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Empire of the Sun are one of the big names on the Coachella lineup.

The lineup for the famed Coachella music festival was announced today, with the likes of Beyonce, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar at the top of the bill. But tucked into the corners of the huge three-day extravaganza are a handful of Australia's most promising musical exports, and even a few Kiwis we'll claim as our own.

Alongside the likes of The xx, New Order and Bon Iver, will be some Aussie favourites. Empire Of The Sun are high on the poster, getting fifth billing on the opening day. It could have something to do with their best-known track, 'Walking On A Dream', soundtracking a popular car commercial in the U.S. and sparking something of a resurgence in their stateside career which saw their 2008 album enter the Billboard charts for the first time, eight years after it was released.

Also on the opening day of Coachella will be Aussie dance act Jagwar Ma, and psych-rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

Recently reformed electronic favourites The Avalanches will play on the Saturday. On Coachella's closing day, dance star What So Not, DJ Anna Lunoe and Perth rockers Pond will fly the flag for the Australians.

We should also give mentions to the honorary Australians on the bill; Lorde will make her return to live performance, her first shows since late 2014, by being the second headliner on the festival's closing night, while her fellow Kiwis in BROODS will play the opening day.

If you're now tempted to jet off to California in April, you're in luck, but be quick. Early bird tickets have long since sold out, but the rest of the festival passes will go on sale at 11am on January 4, Pacific standard time -- which is 6am on January 5, AEDT time.

Check out the full Coachella lineup.



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