The 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival makes its grand return to California, and one thing is certain: Beyonce is going to slay in her first major performance since giving birth to twins back in June. While the BeyHive will be in full force, the festival, which takes place on April 13 – April 15 and April 20 – April 22, will feature a slew of acts ranging from platinum selling supergroup A Perfect Circle to Grammy winning R&B artist The Weeknd. We take a look at five acts that will are worth checking out while you wait to catch the headliners.
Anyone that cries about the lack of rock bands performing at Coachella clearly didn't see X Japan on the poster. Selling over 30 million records in their home country alone, the group, who sold out the Tokyo Dome 18 times, are responsible for basically every rock band coming out of Japan. After some minor setbacks, the band will finally release their first studio album in over 20 years in 2018. Their performance at Coachella will be the band's first U.S. performance since packing Madison Square Garden back in 2014.
In 2015, Elohim turned heads with the singles "She Talks Too Much" and "Xanax." The mysterious L.A. songwriter/producer has since found herself as one of the brightest names in electronic music with collaborations with Los Angeles rapper Casey Veggies ("All That Gold") and Chicago duo Louis The Child ("Love Is Alive"). With a critically acclaimed self-titled EP and numerous singles, fans are eagerly anticipating her next move.
2013 saw New Jersey natives Cash Cash have their breakout year with the platinum selling song "Take Me Home." Since then, the trio have been delivered EDM anthems with collaborations with Tritonal, Conor Maynard, and Sofia Reyes. Aside from the explosive singles, they released their fourth studio album Blood, Sweat & 3 Years, which is their first to crack the Top 200 chart. You can be sure the group will deliver some new material during both sets.
Seven piece band The Delirians have been bringing their reggae/ska sounds all over their hometown of Los Angeles. After countless shows up and down California and some Canadian appearances, the band went abroad for two successful treks across Europe. This year, the band will release the follow up to their 2014 studio album Get Up!
While Carpenter Brut is used to playing heavy festivals such as Download and Hellfest, the artist will easily turn Coachella into his own darksynth playground. Mixing metal, synthwave, and horror films, the French producer has caught the attention of both metal and electronic publications with his acclaimed studio albums Trilogy and CARPENTERBRUTLIVE. This year, fans can expect a new record from the musician.