According to sources over at Billboard, US hip-hop duo Outkast are in talks to reform for next year’s Coachella Festival.
The group, consisting of Andre 3000 and Big Boi, have been on hiatus since 2007 following their last studio outing on 2006’s Idelwild. The sources have confirmed that the duo are in talks to reform for the April 2014 event, with further festivals to potentially follow throughout the year. If indeed true, an appearance at next year’s Glastonbury Festival could also be on the cards.
The group are best known for their hit double-album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which spawned singles Roses and Hey Ya!.
**UPDATE JANUARY 3RD 2014** (from Hypetrak)
During a recent interview with Stereogum, Organized Noize member Rico Wade reaffirmed that OutKast’s long-awaited reunion would come during the 2014 installment of Coachcella. In addition to confirming the festival slot, Wade also mentioned that he hoped to lock down a guest appearance from his younger cousin, Future, during the set.
“As we bide our time in the lobby, he affably spills the beans about unreleased Andre 3000 solo songs from a decade ago and his hopes to score Future a cameo during OutKast’s reunion sets at Coachella. Eventually he pulls out his iPhone and plays me a Future/Andre collaboration he produced called “Benz Bitch” that’s earmarked for Honest. It’s yet another side of Future and one rarely heard: brainy, libidinous space-age funk mined from Stankonia’s dankest caverns, an homage to his Dungeon Family roots.”