It's impossible to predict exactly how a festival will go. Each and every year, Coachella picks a few massive headliners, both from the present and/or past, and puts them over a laundry list of names that stand as the most relevant, worthwhile acts to pay attention to. First off, Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar just flat out make perfect sense in terms of relevancy and the demographic of the arts festival.
When we start trickling down the lineup names start to get rather intriguing. April 14 to 16 and April 21 to 23 will see the lineups of a wide variety of genres including hip hop, indie, and electronic. The xx, Glass Animals, Phantogram, Banks, etc from the first grouping all represent names with medium level fame but a lot of in and out hype. Acts like Father John Misty, Mac Miller, and Travis Scott on the other hand are more on the safer side in terms of approval since the demographic always seems to eat these sort of names up year after year.
The second grouping is the hit-makers. We have Future, DJ Snake, Schoolboy Q, and Martin Garrix who've each experience signficant radio and internet success within the past year. It only makes sense for the allstar lineup to be led by Beyoncé. This day will experience a lot of names who are on top right now in the music industry.
The third days will featured a more of an unexpected experience. Most notably we'll find the snapchat king DJ Khaled right next to Hans Zimmer, the highly-respected composer, in the listing. Zimmer has gotten people buzzing for sure as everyone is speculating what exactly he will be performing since he's done scores for the Lion King, the Dark Knight, Thin Red Line, Gladiator, Inception, Interstellar, among many, many others. The most memorable act on this bill is absolutely impossible to predict and that's exciting. All in all this one is going to be one we'll remember.
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