Festival Noize: Primavera Sound, Coachella, California Roots

Primavera Sound announces a lineup topped by Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean … California Roots unveils its second round of 2017 artists … Rumor has it that Beyoncé is one of Coachella’s headliners.

Primavera Sound returns to Barcelona May 31 through June 4. Performances are held at various venues, with the Parc del Forum hosting the largest parts of the program. The Raval neighborhood is the place to be for the festival’s free attractions.

Along with Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean, the lineup boasts The Xx, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange and Van Morrison.

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– Win Butler of Arcade Fire
Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK

Plus, organizers have booked Mac DeMarco, Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, The Magnetic Fields, Death Grips, Descendents, Angel Olsen, Teenage Fanclub, Grandaddy, The Afghan Whigs, Against Me!, and Whitney.

Special performances include Seu Jorge playing his take on David Bowie songs featured in “The Life Aquatic” and

Tickets are on sale now. Head over to PrimaveraSound.com for more information.

The festival’s second artist announcements features Nas, Soja, Iration, Stick Figure, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Protoje, Easy Star Allstars, Passafire, Yellowman and more.  

Previously announced artists include Dirty Heads, Jurassic 5, Common Kings, Alborosie, Anthony 8, Jesse Royal, and Mellow Mood.

John Davisson
St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Saint Augustine, Fla.

The event takes place May 26-28 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Early advance GA tickets and Redwood Passes go on sale Dec. 7. Visit CaliforniaRootsFestival.com for more information.

We’ve still waiting on an official word from Coachella organizers, but Consequence Of Sound says that its source has the insider info about the three headliners.

CoS says that the three big names are Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar

The music site notes that Radiohead previously headlined the festival twice before. Lamar took the stage twice in 2012 (including making an appearance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg) and showed up during Ice Cube’s set this year. Beyoncé made surprise appearances in 2010 and 2014.

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– Thom Yorke of Radiohead
Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario.

Coachella returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., April 14-16 and April 21-23.

Advance GA and VIP passes sold out in June. Visit Coachella.com for more information.