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Festival Preview: Coachella 2017

Posted on April 18 2017

 

On Friday the sun will set over Indio, California, and the stage lights will go up on one of the most famous music festivals in the world. Coachella 2017 promises to be bigger and better than ever with a star-studded lineup that will unfold over two jam-packed weekends. Whether you’re going to Coachella yourself, or just rocking out to the YouTube live stream, we’ve got everything you need to know about one of the biggest musical events of the year.

 

Friday April 21st

Radiohead headlines on the first night of the festival. With other big acts including: Father John Misty, The xx, Travis Scott, Empire of the Sun, Stormzy, Glass Animals, Phantogram, and BROODS.

Radiohead, via Wikimedia Commons

The Friday Choices

For the Hip Hop heads: Mac Miller, Dj Shadow

For easy going/chilled music: Father John Misty, Sampha

For electro-pop: Crystal Castles, Little Dragon

For psychedelic rock: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

For UK / grime: Stormzy

For the big Friday night: Bicep, Dixon & The Martinez Brothers

 

Our Pick


For soul-funk vibes and insane production, don’t miss Scottish artist Sam Gellaitry.

Saturday April 22nd


Heavy-hitters on Saturday include Lady Gaga, Bon Iver, DJ Snake, Schoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, and Tycho.

2009 // Lady Gaga at Glastonbury // via Ibtimes.co.uk


The Saturday Choices:

For hip hop / trap: Schoolboy Q, Future

For some experimental electronic: Nicholas Jaar, Fout Tet & Floating Points

For indie rock: Local Natives

For musical collaboration: Banks & Steelz

For ambient electronic: Tycho

For punk rock: Downtown Boys

For techno: Ben UFO

 

Our Pick


Combine a soulful voice and trip-hop with electronic beats, and you’ve got powerhouse Bishop Briggs.

Sunday April 23rd


Coachella goes out with a bang as Kendrick Lamar and Lorde take the stage. Other not-to-be-missed acts include Justice, New Order, Porter Robinson & Madeon, Future Islands, Hans Zimmer, Kehlani, Tove Lo, Grouplove, and DJ Khaled.

2012 // Kendrick Lamar at Coachella // via Wikimedia Commons

The Final Night:

Headliner: gotta b' Kendrick.

For alternative 80's : New Order

For pop: Lorde

For 'contemporary' R&B: Kehlani

For alt rock: Future Islands

For electronic/house party vibe: Kaytranada

For hip hop: Lil Uzi Vert

For folk rock: Devendra Banhart

For grime: Skepta

 

Our Pick


If you’re a lover of uber catchy indiepop and great lyrics, don’t miss Caveman.




Check out the full schedule here:

2017 // Coachella Schedule Via Pitchfork

Are you lucky enough to be going to Coachella this year, or are you going to be glued to the YouTube livestream? What act are you most looking forward to? Tell us down in the comments.


And whether you’re attending a music festival this year or just want to dress like you are, check out our latest stock:  click here.


Julia Norton

  

Image Sources


Radiohead

http://www.avclub.com/article/radiohead-will-be-playing-least-one-festival-maybe-231060 


2009- Lady Gaga 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lady_Gaga_at_the_Airbnb_Open_Spotlight.jpg


2012- Kendrick Lamar at Coachella

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coachella_2012_(6941736956).jpg


2017- Coachella Schedule

http://pitchfork.com/news/71110-coachella-2017-schedule-announced/

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