Originally posted on Refinery29
It’s about that time. Music lovers and connoisseurs alike, not to mention fashion gurus and good vibe appreciators, are packing and counting down the hours until the three-day annual party that’s held over two consecutive weekends in the desert and filled with dancing, drinks, and dust. Lots and lots of dust.
Coachella is heading into its 15th year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. After a decade and a half of bringing millions of people together through music and art, the festival gets bigger and better (depending on your musical tastes) each year. Tickets to the epic event sold out in less than 40 minutes this year, and the thrilling lineup explains why. Rockers AC/DC and Jack White, and rapper Drake, are headlining the fest. Florence + The Machine, whose new music has been long awaited — along with Interpol, Alabama Shakes, alt-J, and Ryan Adams — will also take the stage. The Weeknd will make an appearance for R&B fans, while Kaskade and David Guetta will get EDM lovers moving. Newcomer Hozier will also continue to make his mark at the festival known for exposing up-and-coming artists.
So many artists, so little time. But, don’t worry we’ve got you covered — except when it comes to figuring out how you’re going to see all your favorites each day. To help you prepare, we’ve gathered the best songs from this year’s artists. Take a listen and get ready for the big weekends. And, by get ready, we mean rest… You’ll need it.