Just how big has Bon Iver become?
Oh, sure, the Justin Vernon-led band headlines its own annual Eaux Claires Festival in Wisconsin and has been tapped to headline this summer’s Rock the Garden event at Walker Art Center. Those are area festivals, and Bon Iver is a big fish in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and Neighboring Cheeseheads.
But now comes the announcement that Grammy-winning Bon Iver is second-billed this spring at Coachella, one of the biggest U.S. rock fests. The Eau Claire group is second on the program to Beyonce on April 15 and 22 in Indio, Calif. Bon Iver say "Hello" to Queen Bey.
Other headliners are Radiohead on April 14 and 21 and Kendrick Lamar on April 16 and 23.
Nearly 150 acts are scheduled to play this annual two-weekend fest in the southern California desert. Among them are Lorde, xx, New Order, Future, Justice, Schoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Father John Misty, Glass Animals, Tove Lo, DJ Khaled, the Head and the Heart, Bastille and King Sunny Ade.
Passes will go on sale at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Coachella.com. Three-day general admission passes start at $399 and VIP passes start at $899.
In 2015, Coachella sold a record 198,000 tickets to see headliners AC/DC, Jack White and Drake. Last year's headliners were Guns 'N Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris.