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.
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
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
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.
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
If you’re a lover of uber catchy indiepop and great lyrics, don’t miss Caveman.
Check out the full schedule here:
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2009- Lady Gaga
2012- Kendrick Lamar at Coachella
2017- Coachella Schedule