Coachella

Coachella just announced its lineup for its annual April festival in Indio, California. This year, the desert will be hotter than hot as some of music’s biggest names perform over the course of six days and two weekends.  Weekend 1 will run from Friday, April 10th through Sunday, April 12th and Weekend 2 will follow from Friday, April 17th through Sunday, April 19th.  Headliners are AC/DC, Jack White and Drake, but electronic music fans have plenty to be excited about. Let’s take it day by day:

Friday:
Alesso (for the second year in a row)
Nero
Flying Lotus
DJ Snake
Porter Robinson
Caribou
Todd Terje and the Olsens
Hot Natured
Squarepusher
Gorgon City
Erol Alkan
Keys N Krates
MK
Pete Tong
Alvin Risk
Chris Malinchak
Jon Hopkins
Oliver Heldens
Jason Bentley
Marques Wyatt

Saturday:
Axwell Λ Ingrosso
Flosstradamus
Ratatat
SBTRKT
Deorro (for the second year in a row)
Tycho
Chet Faker
New World Punx
Clean Bandit
Alison Wonderland
The Gaslamp Killer
Loco Dice
Danny Tenaglia
Gramatik
Lights
What So Not
Yellow Claw
DJ Harvey
Tale of Us
Carl Graig
Cashmere Cat
Tourist
Bixel Boys
Andrea Oliva

Sunday:
Kaskade
David Guetta
Madeon
Stromae
Kygo
Odesza
Gesaffelstein
RAC
Jamie XX
Martin Solveig
Duke Dumont
J.E.S.&S (Jack Master, Eats Everything, Skream & Seth Troxler)
Panda Bear
Kaytranada
R3hab
Dirty South
Cedric Gervais
Claude Von Stroke
John Talabot
Tiger and Woods
Dubfire
Annie Mac
Doc Martin
tINI
Ben Klock

The amount and diversity of electronic artists on this lineup attests to the past success Coachella has had with electronic music.  Although there are still plenty of punk and indie rock bands as well as representatives from the rap and hip-hop communities, electronic music is now a large part of the Coachella lineup, making it a major destination for dance music fans and artists alike.  Goldenvoice shies away from booking artists back-to-back years (they booked Dillon Francis and Disclosure in 2013 and 2014) and this year, they’ve booked Alesso and Deorro after they performed last spring.

Along with the official lineup announcement, Coachella announced that tickets for both weekends will go on sale tomorrow, January 7th, at 12:00pm noon PST. Register now for tickets and set your alarms because passes are sure to go faster than the 2015 advance sale last May. Learn how to purchase tickets through Coachella’s official site here.