The fringe accents and crop tops. The 90-degree desert forecast. The comfy kicks and covetable shades. The fanboy and fangirl freak outs that happen when your favorite act hits that stage. The first weekend of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival is here, and with it, ample opportunity to discover emerging artists and reconnect with the established ones you’ve loved, and listened to, for years.
Spotify did the dirty work for us this time around, and compiled a comprehensive playlist from the 165 performers whose sonic waves will resound throughout Indio these next two weekends. There are the mellow melodies of Jhene Aiko, the infectious beats of Calvin Harris, and of course, the spottieottiedopaliscious funk from a one-of-a-kind OutKast. That said, we won’t keep you reading about the greatness that is Indio this time of year any longer. Press play!