The easiest way to burn out at a music festival is to try and catch every set. This is especially true of Coachella, which is held in the scorching Indio Valley. In order to mentally prepare those of you attending Coachella, as well as boost the quality of your playlists (you’re welcome), I present “Britt Jacobson’s Official Coachella Set List.”
Listed below are 2016’s must-see artists and their must-hear songs to help you prep for a crazy 3 days. Yes, I know that the festival is still a couple months away, but you can never start making your playlists too early!
EDM aka (Coac)Hella Hype
This playlist is for the Sahara Tent junkie.
Reason: He puts on a great show and who knows? Maybe girlfriend Taylor Swift will be in attendance too! (If the fact that he in undeniably attractive isn’t enough…)
Must hear: “Pray to God” ft. Haim
Reason: His accent makes performances the best. With all of his collaborations, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect another famous artist to join him.
Must hear: “Hourglass” (feat. LIZ)
Reason: This gives you a great opportunity to hear their new album, Caracal. Also, these brothers are so modest in their performance and really make it all about their music.
Must hear: “Holding On” (feat. Gregory Porter)
Reason: You will never hear a voice like hers. And with all of her hit-singles, you can certainly try to sing along (but you probably can’t hit the same notes as her.)
Must hear: “I Need Your Love”
Reason: This performance will (hopefully) be largely from the new album he’s expected to release any day now. The first song is already out!
Must hear: “Never Be Like You”
Jack Ü + Major Lazer
Reason: This line up gives us double the Diplo, both in Jack Ü and Major Lazer. I am most excited for Major Lazer, since they always interact with the audience by tossing around beach balls.
“Take Ü There” (feat. Kiesza)
“Light It Up” (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) [Remix]
Reason: This adorable set will be chock full of hit songs you already know all the words to.
Must hear: “Waterbed (feat. Waterbed)
Years & Years, Joywave, Lido, Tchami, ZHU
Alternative aka (Coach)Chillin’
This playlist is for those unafraid to discover their indie side.
Reason: This duo just released a new album, Depression Cherry. They have an extremely unique sound, and even though you might not have heard of them before, this is the perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with their work. Comedian Aziz Ansari named his popular Netflix series after this must hear song.
Must hear: “Master of None”
Cold War Kids
Reason: Fellow Roar editor Justin Leff recommended this band to me several months ago.
Way to be ahead of the hipster curve Justin! If he likes them, then you will too.
Must hear: “First”
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Reason: To give you full disclosure, I’m partial to this band because Milken’s very own chamber ensemble used to perform their famous single and your must hear, “Home”.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Reason: This must-see, relatively unknown band is a band with the type of name that Jimmy Kimmel makes fun of Coachella attendees ruthlessly for pretending to know. So don’t pretend- really get to know them!
Must hear: “Multi-Love”
Matt and Kim, Of Monsters and Men, The Silversun Pickups, The 1975, Wolf Alice
Put your taste in music aside and be sure to catch these once in a lifetime concerts.
Guns N’ Roses
Reason: You don’t need one. Just huddle up with virtually every other attendee to catch this performance, because when will you see these legends perform again?
Must hear: “Welcome to the Jungle”
Reason: There is already a confirmed NWA reunion, and that is not something you want to miss. This alone gives you an excuse to see one of last year’s biggest movies, “Straight Outta Compton”. Don’t forget that Ice Cube has plenty of solo work as well.
Must hear: “No Vaseline”