The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California is always one of the best weekends of the year, and the line up announcement is kind of like my birthday. I sit around and wait for it all year long, hope that it’s what I’ve been waiting for, and then feeling a tinge of disappointment when I find out that BIC (Blue Ivy Carter) is not performing at the festival even though she already released her first track yesterday.

But now that we have a tangible list in front of us we have so much to do before April… pick out an outfit for every day, learn every Radiohead song and decide which celebrities to stalk.


The things that matter to us at Coachella are….proper walking shoes, sweat proof clothing (nudity) and a list of every must see performer stapled to the inside of our jean shorts. We are here for the music, people, and we will not miss what we came for. The Coachella line up is also always a great barometer of things to expect at all the summer festivals, and with acts like Jeff Mangum, M83, WU LYF, GIVERS, GIRLS, The Rapture, and about a zillion more, this looks like it’s going to be a good summer.

So lets peep our list of honorable mentions…

Honorable mention Canada
Sheep dogs
The Weeknd

Honorable mention, hip hop music
ASAP Rocky
Childish Gambino 
Frank Ocean

Honorable mention just because we kind of forgot they existed but are happy to see they are still kicking it:
The Hives
Kaiser Chiefs
Cat Power

Honorable mention the biggest ego fest:  
Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds

~Lindsey Peterson