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25 Acts We Can’t Wait to See at Coachella

From Tyler to Doja to Lana and others

Coachella 2024 acts to see


With Coachella just a few days away, festival season is officially upon us once again. Coachella is looked at as the tone-setter for the rest of the year, and the 2024 festival is shaping up to be another historic showcase, featuring headlining sets from Tyler, the Creator, Lana Del Rey, and Doja Cat, as well as comebacks from the likes of No Doubt and Sublime. But as anyone who’s ever been to Coachella knows, what makes this festival special is its impressive undercard.

There’s a little something for everyone, from legacy rock to emo rap to EDM, alt-country, and Punjabi hip-hop. Featuring over 150 artists spread across more than a half dozen stages on 78 acres of land, it can be overwhelming to decide who to watch. Luckily for you, we’ve got a guide of some of the acts we’re most excited to see over the next three days.

From Rolling Stone US


AP Dhillon

Coachella continues to become an increasingly international show, and few artists on the bill encapsulate that trend more than AP Dhillon. The 31-year-old singer and rapper is the second Punjabi act to play Coachella, following Diljit Dosanjh’s set last year. Fresh off a new single with British grime rapper Stormzy, Dhillon told Rolling Stone last week that “fans should expect trap, pop, to rock. You go around the world in 45 to 50 minutes, it’s a new sound, man.” —E.M.


Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter is already used to playing for big crowds. Fresh off opening for Taylor Swift on the international dates of the Eras Tour, she’ll land in the desert to deliver the same pop realness we heard on her great 2022 album, Emails I Can’t Send. Will we get a look at the new music to come? Who knows. But we’re looking forward to hearing her clever outro from “Nonsense” at the festival. —T.M.


Vampire Weekend

A last-minute surprise addition for the weekend one lineup, Vampire Weekend make their return to the desert just a week after dropping their excellent fifth record, Only God Was Above Us. There was a time in Coachella history where a millennial-era indie-rock outfit like Vampire Weekend was the epitome of the festival’s aesthetic and crowd draw. While Coachella has since become a more mainstream cultural event, we’re happy to see any remnants of that era getting some love. —E.M.


Lil Uzi Vert

Seven years after making his Coachella debut, Lil Uzi Vert is returning to the festival as one of the biggest hip-hop acts of the weekend. Pink Tape was one of the bestselling rap records of 2023, and “Just Wanna Rock” was one of our favorite songs of the year. The punk-rap icon is set for a high-octane show, we’re ready to mosh. —E.M. 


Peso Pluma

Esto es para los mexicanos. Coachella continues its four-year streak of prominently featuring música Mexicana acts: Los Tucanes de Tijuana in 2019, Grupo Firme in 2022, and Becky G last year. Peso Pluma was just blowing up when he performed “Chanel” as part of Becky’s 2023 set. This year, he’ll take a second-liner slot and will likely give fans a taste of Éxodo, the new album he announced in his Rolling Stone cover story. —T.M.



No Doubt aren’t the only classic ska-punk outfit making a return to Coachella this weekend, as Sublime are set for a buzzy Saturday slot. With the original group dissolving after Bradley Nowell’s tragic death nearly 30 years ago, Nowell’s now 28-year-old son Jakob is taking the reins, and a Nowell-led Sublime playing “Santeria” as the sun sets in the desert just feels right. —E.M.


No Doubt

Coachella has a reputation for over 20 years as a host for high-profile reunion shows from bands including Jane’s Addiction, Rage Against The Machine, The Pixies, and Blink-182. This year, No Doubt is keeping that tradition alive, playing their first show together in nearly a decade. The Gwen Stefani-fronted ska-punk group last performed at KAABOO in Del Mar, California in 2015, and with no indication yet on whether Coachella will be a launching pad for a full-fledged reunion tour, these two weekends might be your only chance.–E.M.


Lana Del Rey

“Coachella — Woodstock on My Mind” is going to hit different when Lana Del Rey returns to the desert as a headliner more than a decade since she last performed at Coachella in 2012. Now she’s an icon with nine albums under her belt. She teased a country album titled Lasso for later this year, so perhaps she’ll give fans a preview of what’s to come. —T.M.


Doja Cat

Doja Cat delivered one of the most exciting, jaw-dropping sets at Coachella 2022 when she transported fans to Planet Her. She did rocky renditions of her pop hit “Say So” and even brought out Rico Nasty. Now, she’s returning on the heels of her fiery, arachnid-themed Scarlet tour. We’re expecting giant spiders and trolly antics for her headlining set; maybe she’ll even manifest an appearance by Courtney Love for a “Celebrity Skin” duet. —T.M.


Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator’s headlining set is a well-deserved and overdue full-circle moment for one of rap’s most captivating acts. First playing the festival with Odd Future in 2011, Tyler grew up with his Coachella sets, coming back in 2015 for his first solo show, then again in 2018 after he shedded his shock-rapper skin with Flower Boy. Since that performance, he’s won two Grammys, released two Number One albums, and solidified himself among hip-hop royalty. Tyler’s live shows are notoriously high energy, and especially if you missed him on the Call Me If You Get Lost tour in 2022, he’s a must-watch. —E.M.