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COACHELLA

Desert Trip Festival confirmed: The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan & more to appear

Recently, when there were reports of a 'mega festival' featuring some of rock and roll's most beloved names (think: The Stones, Paul McCartneyThe Who...) swirling, it seemed to good to be true. Well, doubters, think again: the Desert Trip Festival has been officially announced and it's coming out of the gates blazing with some MASSIVE names.

Five of the best live surprises at Coachella 2015

Both weekends of Coachella are now in the bag for 2015, and while the rest of the world nurses their FOMO, those who were in the crowd are no doubt going through the laundry list of surprise guest appearances to try and pinpoint their favourite live moment at the festival. Thanks to Coachella - the global live stream of the festival - and, of course, social media, we got to witness some of these incredible, and genuinely unexpected, on-stage guest appearances. Here's five our our favourite:

AC/DC, Jack White & Drake to headline Coachella 2015; Vance Joy, Chet Faker and more Australians to feature!

We're just a week into the New Year and already, the festival line ups are coming! American festival Coachella is first off the bench, with the Californian April multi-dayer announcing its 2015 round of artists, to be headlined by AC/DC, Jack White and Drake. Again, presenting a range of artists to appeal to a wide variety of music fan, Coachella brings together artists from around the world. Tame Impala, Vance Joy, Angus and Julia Stone, Alison Wonderland, What So Not, Dirty South and Chet Faker join AC/DC in the Australian contingent, while other international visitors soon to be hitting Australian shores in coming months like FKA twigs and St Vincent are also on the bill.

Five of our favourite guest appearances at Coachella

Coachella 2014 was awash with amazing artist cameos, speaking highly to the collaborative vibe at one of the biggest music festivals in the world. Some were expected, some weren't, but all added to a very memorable couple of weekends. Here are 5 of our favourite moments.

Ten must-see artists at Coachella 2014! (Part Two)

We're just hours away from Coachella kicking off in Indio, California and so it's time for the second part of our list of the ten acts we reckon are unmissable at this year's festival. If you couldn't make it this weekend or next, make sure you tune into the festival on YouTube, and you can look back at the first part of our article here.

Ten must-see artists at Coachella 2014! (Part One)

This weekend, Coachella hits the Californian desert for the first of two sold out weekends. There's so much to choose from at the event - where do you even begin? Well, we cut through the fuzz to bring you ten acts we think are unmissable at the event. And if you're not at the event, select performances well be streaming through the weekend on YouTube. And now, here are the first five...

Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire to headline at Coachella 2014.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have dropped their 2014 lineup and man, is it a good'n. Held over two weekends in April (11-13, 18-20), the cream of the music crop will descend on California for some sun and killer live performances. The reunited Outkast and Beck are sure to be highlights, while the stadium-level rock shows Queens of the Stone Age and Muse are known for are no doubt going to be stand outs as well.

the AU interview: Huoratron (Finland)

With the release of his debut album Cryptocacy and working alongside the likes of Skrillex & Crystal Castles, 2012 was indeed the year of Huoratron. For the first time in just over 2 years, the Finnish electro extraordinaire has returned to our shores, kicking off the New Year with three exclusive shows in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Larry Heath caught up with the man himself to talk about his live production, getting shitfaced, playing Coachella last this year and a casual 42 minute song.

Blur and The Stone Roses set to headline Coachella 2013.

Coachella has continued its run of staggering festival announcements with the reveal of artists set to perform at the April festival in 2013. Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix and The Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline Coachella, with the rest of the line up featuring some of the best in music.

Visit www.coachella.com to get your ticketing in order, but in the meantime, check out the HUGE line up below!

COACHELLA - APRIL 12 & 19

Blur
The Stone Roses
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Modest Mouse

Our Top 6 Coachella 2012 Moments... and a few honourable mentions.

Whether you were at the festival itself, or you were glued to your computer screen, this past weekend was all about the first weekend of Coachella, which featured one amazing performance after another, for three jam-packed days. Gotye held the flag up high for Australia (though pulled the live stream last minute), and impressed, but what else impressed us? Here's a look back at our top SIX Coachella moments for 2012:

Reviewing Coachella through the wonders of YouTube...

While I was unable to attend Coachella this year (a fact which continues to pain me), I was thankfully able to pretend I was there by moshing by myself, in the privacy of my bedroom, while watching the festival streamed on YouTube. Oh, the internets - you are so majestic!

the AU interview: Xavier Bacash of Gypsy & The Cat (Melbourne)

When we chatted back in August you guys had just got back from Splendour and you were doing your sideshows at Oxford Art Factory and all that and now here we are 8 months later and quite a lot has happened.

Yeah, it’s been a bit weird, but good.

Death from Above 1979, alongside a few Aussies to play Coachella 2011!

It's that time of year again... Golden Voice have announced their epic 3 day lineup for the iconic Coachella music festival in Indio, California. A few familiar Australian names help make up the pack: Empire of the Sun, Tame Impala, Cut Copy, The Presets and Gypsy and the Cat will all be making appearances at the festival.