Scroll To Top
Palm Springs

Get Coached for Coachella

Get Coached for Coachella

Get Coached for Coachella

A day-by-day playlist of some great lesser-known acts

Haul out the body paint and glow sticks for Coachella is nearly here. For two consecutive weekends - April 10 through 12 and 17 through 19: thousands of music lovers will descend upon the polo fields of Indio, Calif., for one of the world’s premier live music festivals.

What makes Coachella so great is its line-up of acts across various music genres. Of course, no matter what genre of music you listen to, you’re probably at least a little familiar with the work of headliners like AC/DC, Steely Dan, Alesso and Drake. But there are some lesser-known acts worth a listen too and, to save you the legwork, we’ve pulled together tracks from some artists — five from each different day of lineups — we find particularly underappreciated. Take a listen:


Friday: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Sean Lennon’s band, will most likely open the day. Sean possesses his father’s voice (you may have heard of him: John Lennon) but with a modern, psychedelic sound. Another Friday up-and-comer to look out for is Charles Bradley, a soul singer who started his career doing James Brown covers in Brooklyn clubs.



Saturday: Our favorite under-the-radar Saturday act: French techno pop group Yelle. They’ve worked with the likes of Robyn in the past and will no doubt have the crowd jumping to their infectious dance beats.



Sunday: Noah Lennox, a member of one of 2011’s top-billed Coachella bands, Animal Collective, will this year be preforming on Sunday in his solo project called Panda Bear. Expect a similar obscure electro-pop sound but with less sampling.


Out Magazine Print SubscriptionAdvocateChannel Promotion

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Be sure to follow OutTraveler on your favorite social platforms!


Want more news, top stories, and videos? Check out the all NEW Advocate Channel!
Your 24/7 streaming source for equality news and lifestyle trends.
Click this link right now:

Latest Stories