5 Acts You Can’t Miss At Coachella


By now you know Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival takes place April 14-16 and 21-23 with Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga holding down the top spots. But what about the supporting acts you have yet to discover? With an undercard featuring the hottest new names on the scene, there’s definitely enough to keep you busy all weekend. Keep reading for five ear-seducing acts you can’t miss at Coachella.

 

D.R.A.M.  

Virginia Beach native D.R.A.M. hit the scene with a splash when Beyoncé gave his debut single “Cha Cha” her official co-sign in early 2015. Fast forward two years, and the young artist is logging hours in the studio with legendary producer Rick Rubin with a 4x platinum single already under his belt. D.R.A.M. is showing no signs of slowing down and his energy on stage is infectious. If you like to Cha Cha, then grab your broccoli and don’t miss this set.

When / Where:  Friday, April 14 / Friday, April 21 – Set Times TBA

D.R.A.M. / Photo Credit: Christine Hahn

 


KUNGS  

Valentin Brunel, better known by his stage name Kungs, is a French DJ, record producer and musician that has been gaining steam on the international music scene since the 2016 release of his debut album Layers. At just 20 years old, he’s opened for David Guetta and stacked millions of plays on YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud. If you don’t know Kungs yet, you definitely will soon.

When / Where:  Friday, April 14 / Friday, April 21 – Set Times TBA

Kungs / Photo Credit: Hélène Pambrun

 


THUNDERCAT  

Thundercat blends jazz, funk, punk and R&B to create a unique sound that’s entirely his own. The guitarist, producer, and singer comes from a family of musicians and has long ties to the L.A. music scene. He’s worked with everyone from iconic hardcore band Suicidal Tendencies to Erykah Badu and won a Grammy for his contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. This year, he released his third solo album Drunk, a 23-track opus featuring Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Flying Lotus and others.

When / Where:  Saturday, April 15 / Saturday, April 22 – Set Times TBA

Thundercat / Photo Credit: Killian Young

 


ANNA LUNOE  

This Australian artist, DJ, radio host and music festival veteran is making her return to Coachella before she hits the road for her highly-anticipated Godzilla tour. Since launching her music career, Anna Lunoe has opened for The Weeknd, was tapped to be the first solo female performer on the main stage at EDC Las Vegas, and toured with Diplo in Australia. She’s also the curator of Hyperhouse, a popular show on Apple Music’s Beats1 Radio. Give this track a listen and check out her set on Sunday. You won’t be disappointed.

When / Where:  Sunday, April 16 / Sunday, April 23 – Set Times TBA

Anna Lunoe / Photo Credit: N/A

 


GOLDLINK  

After turning heads in 2014 with his debut offering The God Complex, the name GoldLink began popping up among the scene’s tastemakers with the project landing on Spin, Complex, and Pitchfork’s top lists for the year. Since then, he’s worked with Rick Rubin, Kaytranada, Isaiah Rashad and others, confirming his spot as one of hip-hop’s best bets. This is one of those rare opportunities to catch a small-stage performance from an artist who’s going nowhere but up.

When / Where:  Sunday, April 16 / Sunday, April 23 – Set Times TBA

GoldLink / Photo Credit: Vicky Grout

 


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