Attention all Coachella attenders, The dates for the 1st weekend of the festival have been announced via the Coachella website and Twitter page. For the weekend of April 14 – 16, here are the dates and times of those who will be performing. This first weekend is PACKED with some huge artists performing on both the main Coachella stage and the secondary stages. Check it out!
TIMES ARE AM – PM and VICE VERSA
A lot of big ticket names perform on Friday including: Radiohead, The xx, Father John Misty, Mac Demarco, Travis Scott, D.R.A.M., Sampha, Denzel Curry, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Raury, DJ Shadow, Stormzy, and The Avalanches! I especially want to highlight Stormzy, D.R.A.M., and Travis Scott. Travis’ shows are simply nuts if you’ve never been to one. It’s very hype and you’ll probably be jumping around a TON. His energy is infectious as hell.
Saturday continues the trend of having some big names! I’d recommend checking out these shows: Lady Gaga, Bon Iver, Majid Jordan, Swet Shop Boys, Car Seat Headrest, NAV, S U R V I V E, Mitski, Gucci Mane, Four Tet/Daphni/Floating Points, Tycho, and Schoolboy Q. NAV, Bon Iver, and Mitski are my highlights on this list. NAV especially because this is his first major festival appearance since hitting it big.
The last day of the weekend 1 doesn’t have many shows compared to the other two, but it features some of the biggest names in music performing. Kendrick, Skepta, Lorde, Grouplove, Future Islands, Kehlani, Goldlink, Preoccupations, Real Estate, NAO, DJ Khaled, Kaytranada, Lil Uzi Vert, and Pond are all worth checking. I want to especially note NAO, Future Islands, and Goldlink here. NAO had one of my favorite albums of last year with For All We Know and the song “Girlfriend” is one of my favorite songs of ALL TIME. Future Islands just released one of the best albums of the year with The Far Field (Review coming soon!) and it would be worth it just to see front man Sam Herring dancing like a madman. Goldlink is a personal favorite since he hails from the DMV (D.C., Maryland, & Virginia.) like I do. His latest release At What Cost is a great follow-up to his 2015 record And After That, We Didn’t Talk.