LCD Soundsystem to headline Coachella 2016

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LCD Soundsystem will headline Coachella festival in 2016, according to the New York Times.

Speculation that LCD Soundsystem are to reunite has been rife following the surprise release of a new song, ‘Chirstmas Will Break Your Heart’ on December 24.

Earlier this year, DFA’s label manager Jonathan Galkin vehemently denied rumours that James Murphy would revive the band in 2016. “LCD Soundsystem are not reuniting next year, you fucking morons,” he Tweeted.

LCD Soundsystem played their final show at Madison Square Garden in 2011, footage of which was later released as a film, Shut Up And Play The Hits.

The New York band will join Guns N’ Roses as headline acts at next year’s Coachella, taking place on April 15-17 and April 22-24. Over the last few days, rumours that the LA rock group are planning to announce a tour came to a head after the band’s website and social media channels were revamped.

Slash, Guns N’ Roses’s lead guitarist, reportedly ended a two-decade feud with frontman Axel Rose earlier this year, clearing the way for a possible reunion. The two will perform together for the first time since 1993 at next year’s Coachella, a source with knowledge of the festival’s plans confirmed to the New York Times.

Coachella has played host to a number of highly anticipated comebacks over the years including the Pixies in 2004, Rage Against the Machine in 2007 and OutKast in 2014.

The festival is expected to announce its 2016 line-up early next week.

Representatives of both bands and Coachella did not return requests for comment to the New York Times.