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Meet the Bands Behind Coachella

posted Apr 23, 2015, 10:40 AM by Unknown user

    Coachella, the annual music and arts festival held in April since 2001, features several bands and artists of many different genres, along with art sculptures. Thousands travel across the country to meet up in Indio, Calif. to watch these musicians perform for three days straight for a total of two weekends.

    Past notable appearances include AC/DC, Snoop Dogg, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Madonna, Kanye West, Eminem, The Strokes, The White Stripes, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    The most popular genres of music include rock, indie, hip-hop, and electronic dance.

    Coachella 2015’s lineup features a variety of each genre and hundreds of emerging and/or popular groups and artists. Select few of the lineup for both weekends are:

AC/DC: Rock, 1973-present

Alabama Shakes: Rock/soul, 2009-present

alt-J: Indie rock, 2007-present

Angus & Julia Stone: Folk, 2006-present

Brand New: Alternative rock, 2000-present

Clean Bandit: Eletronic, 2009-present

David Guetta: EDM, 1990-present

Drake: Hip-hop, 2001-present

Florence + The Machine: Indie rock, 2007-present

Glass Animals: Indie rock, 2012-present

Hozier: Indie rock/soul, 2008-present

Interpol: Indie rock, 1997-present

Jack White: Rock/alternative rock, 1990-2015 (hiatus)

Lights: Synthpop, 2006-present

Marina and the Diamonds: Indie pop/electropop, 2005-present

Milky Chance: Reggae, 2012-present

St. Vincent: Indie pop, 2003-present

The Orwells: Rock, 2009-present

The Weeknd: R&B, 2010-present

Tyler, The Creator: Hip-hop, 2007-present

Vance Joy: Indie pop/folk, 2013-present

    Coachella 2015 was held April 10-12 for its first week, and will resume April 17-19 for its second and final week.