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Hey Ya! Outkast Might Reunite For Coachella
It's that time of year again -- Coachella season is ramping up and the lineup projections are trickling in. The latest out of the rumor mill is that Outkast will reunite for the desert music festival. Billboard reports that André 3000 and Big Boi are currently in talks to end their hiatus, dating back to 2007, next year. Under the current plan, Coachella, which kicks off in Indio next April, would start the reunion and would be followed by additional festival dates in 2014.
"One source tells Billboard that there have definitely been 'some conversations' about Outkast reuniting, while another says it is 'all systems go' for Big Boi and Andre 3000 to end their hiatus next year. A rep for Outkast did not comment for this story, while reps for their current label home, Epic, as well as Coachella organizer Goldenvoice, did not respond to request for comment at press time."
Arcade Fire is also rumored to be playing at the festival next year, with speculation coming out last week that the band will be one of the headliners. Coachella has been home to a host of memorable artist reunions over the course of its 14-year run, from the Pixies in 2004 to Pavement in 2010.
This year's headliners included Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who played as the closing night act.
Update, Nov. 20, 9:40 a.m.:
REVOLT (of Diddy fame) reports that Outkast will be reuniting in 2014 for performances across the country, marking the duo’s first appearances onstage together since 2004. Sources told REVOLT to expect the Atlanta group to perform multiple festival dates in the coming year.
Outkast collaborator and Dungeon Family member Sleepy Brown has seemingly confirmed their appearance at Coachella, posting a photo via Instagram that has since been removed. You can see it here.
Still no new album plans in sight, though.