Cocteau Twins reform for Coachella

Cocteau Twins reform for Coachella

Photographer: Craig Arthur01 February 2005

Coldplay, New Order, Weezer and Nine Inch Nails will headline the festival, which takes place at the Empire Polo Field, Indio, California, between 30 April and 1 May.

A number of British acts, including Kasabian, Gang Of Four, Bloc Party, Razorlight, Doves, Prodigy, British Sea Power and Stereophonics help make up the rest of the bill.

But it's the inclusion of Cocteau Twins that will raise the most eyebrows. The Scottish band split up in 1998, abandoning an album that was three quarters complete, and vowing never to make a record together again. 

But after bosses at Coachella booked a reunited Stooges to the 2003 line up and also helped get the Pixies back together for last year's festival, Coachella 2005 is carrying on in the tradition by bringing Liz Fraser, Simon Raymonde, and Robin Guthrie back together for the festival - as well as reuniting another disbanded group, Bauhaus.

Festival promoter Paul Tollet told NME.com: "With the Cocteau Twins - I just kept persevering. The same guy who helped me with Pixies, helped me with that one. We just want to have all different types [of artists]. We're not looking for bands that haven't been around necessarily, just different types of music that add up."


The complete Coachella line-up is :

Saturday April 30

Coldplay
Cocteau Twins
Weezer
The Chemical Brothers
Wilco
Cafe Tacuba
Keane
Rilo Kiley
Doves
Armin Van Buuren
The Raveonettes
Bloc Party
Hernan Cattaneo
DJ Peretz
Zap Mama
Amp Fiddler
M83
Ambulance LTD
Fantomas
Four Tet
MF Doom
Josh Wink
The Secret Machines
Tiga
Spoon
The Kills
Sage Francis
Boom Bip
Katie Melua
Shout Out Louds
Donavon Frankenreiter
DJ Marky
Immortal Technique
Jean Grae
Razorlight
Swayzak
k-os
Buck 65
Eisley
The Sexy Magazines


Sunday May 1st

Nine Inch Nails
New Order
Gang of Four
Bright Eyes
Prodigy
Black Star
The Faint
Snow Patrol
The Arcade Fire
Roni Size
Roots Manuva
DJ Krush
Junkie XL
M.I.A.
British Sea Power
The Dresden Dolls
Miss Kitten
The Fiery Furnaces
The Perceptionists
Jem
Matthew Dear
Sixtoo
Tegan and Sara
Diplo
Subtle
Aesop Rock
Stereophonics
Matmos
Beans
The Bravery
The Futureheads
Wolf Eyes
The Blood Brothers
Kasabian
Radio 4
Sloan
Autolux
Gram Rabbit
Zion I

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