Motorhead are the first major act to be confirmed for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The event takes place across two weekends this spring – April 12-14 and April 19-21 – in Indio, California. Motorhead will appear at the festival alongside previously announced acts Future Islands, Bonobo, Factory Floor, Bombino, Glitch Mob, The Internet and The Magician. For more information about the festival, visit Coachella.com. Last year’s festival was headed up by Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Last year Motorhead frontman Lemmy was fitted with a pacemaker. Guitarist Phil Campbell confirmed that the hard-living Lemmy was fitted with the device after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.
The band were also forced to postpone their 2013 European tour until February of this year to allow time for Lemmy to recover from his health problems.
Speaking to WalesOnline, Campbell said: “Lem had a pacemaker fitted earlier in the year because he’d been suffering from irregular heartbeats, and then his diabetes started playing him up. But his ticker’s fine now and he’s made sufficient changes to his lifestyle and diet in order to combat the diabetes, it’s just that he felt he wasn’t 100 per cent ready to go back on the road just yet.”
Motorhead’s postponed dates come in support of the band’s new album, ‘Aftershock’, which was released in 2013. ‘Aftershock’ is Motorhead’s 21st studio album.