Since 1999, the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California has lured fans from around the country to hear the latest top music artists and emerging bands. In 2015, a record number of 198,000 tickets were sold for the increasingly popular festival.
If you aren’t one of the lucky thousands to going to Coachella, don’t worry. We’re profiling the best of the Coachella 2016 lineup along with iconic festival looks to match, so even if you’re hundreds of miles away from California, you can still get into the Coachella spirit.
Ultra-famous singer, Katy Perry, said of Coachella, “The lineup always introduces the best of the year for the rest of the year." While she’s never sung there herself, Perry goes to check out emerging artists. Even mega-stars like Katy Perry know that Coachella is one epic music festival.
If you haven’t heard Alessia Cara’s “Here”, you should probably go listen to it now. The song reached the top 5 in the U.S. and the top 20 in Canada. Her latest release, “Wild Things”, is poised to be just as popular. Her soulful voice mixed with a pop beat makes for a one-of-a-kind sound that can’t be missed. Her show at Coachella is sure to be a hit, but if you can’t make it, just put her new album, Know-It-All on replay.
Coachella Style: Fashion and Function
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Guns N’ Roses
Genre: Hard Rock
Coachella 2016’s major headliner is none other than the legendary group - Guns N’ Roses. This reunion concert will be the first time the group has performed together since 1993 in Buenos Aires. The group will be missing a few of their original members, but the show is sure to be an instant classic. Play favorites like Sweet Child O’ Mine and November Rain for a taste of Guns N’ Roses classic hits.
Coachella Style: Rock N’ Roll
The Jenner sisters are Coachella staples and with their brand new PacSun collection, you can be too. For a show like Guns N’ Roses, you’ll want a rock n’ roll style with a relaxed romantic twist. The PacSun collection features eye-catching bodysuits, boho rock prints, and touches of lace.
While this isn’t Grimes’ first time at Coachella, it will likely be her biggest. With the success of her album, Art Angels, at her heels, there’s no doubt her show will be packed. The 28 year old Canadian is a singer, songwriter, music video director, and record producer. She’s toured with Lana Del Rey and is set to perform at numerous festivals this year. Grimes has made one thing clear, this is just the beginning.
Coachella Style: Eclectic Ethereal
Grimes is famous for her incredibly unique ethereal and eclectic style. Coachella fashion inspired by the star will no doubt be full of flowy, unreal pieces.
The Dead Ships
Genre: Guitar Rock
The Dead Ships are one of those emerging bands you need to check out. Without a label or agent, the group made it into Coachella 2016 on talent alone, which has to say something about their music. The Dead Ships formed their rock group in 2011, so Coachella has been a long time coming and who knows what’s next? Get to know the Dead Ships before they really hit it big and you’ll be able to brag to all your friends.
Coachella Style: Laid-Back Cool
Gigi Hadid is the perfect example of laid-back cool with her boho head scarf and layers of understated bling. Not to mention her ex-beau, Cody Simpson’s Midwest-style hat and leather jacket. Take a hint from Hadid, Simpson and The Dead Ships and bring on this seriously Coachella style.
Years & Years
Genre: Indie Pop / Electronic
This British electronic trio reached number one on the UK Singles Chart with their hit, “King”, so it’s no wonder they are one to watch. Years & Years started six years ago after they met their keyboardist online. They’ve won a slew of awards from mtvU, BBC Sound of 2015, and Attitude. With a new album you’re going to want to binge-listen to out, this band is one to watch.
Coachella Style: Loud and Colorful
The music of Years & Years is neither muted or shy, so your style shouldn’t be either. Go all the way with bright colors and fun outfits for a Years & Years inspired Coachella fashion.
Coachella Lineup 1999
Who played at the Coachella Festival in its first run? This headliner might still sound familiar. Beck was the show to see in 1999. Isn’t it crazy he’s still making popular music 17 years later? You might also recognize Modest Mouse, who performed a few years after their debut album. Coachella was hosted on the polo field which is now home to its camping grounds. Wouldn’t it have been amazing to see Coachella’s very first festival? Check out all the previous Coachella lineups at Coachella.com.
What Coachella act are you dying to see? Let us know in the comments below.
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