There’s no two ways about it, the line-up for Coachella 2015 is surprising. AC/DC headlining Friday? After previous lukewarm reactions to rock bands headlining, AC/DC is a brave and unexpected move from the Coachella organisers. But, after all, they are still one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
- 2014 – OutKast
- 2013 – Blur and The Stone Roses
- 2012 – The Black Keys
- 2011 – Kings of Leon
- 2010 – Jay-Z
This year Australia has some pretty great names pretty high up on the bill. With acts like Tame Impala, Kimbra, Chet Faker, Angus and Julia Stone, Alison Wonderland, and Triple J’s Hottest 100 2013 winner, Vance Joy all set to perform, it seems as though the Americans are finally taking a backseat. In fact, the Californian festival is doing well with its billing of international acts with some great British acts on there too.
Acts to look forward to outside of the aforementioned Australians include Saturday headliner, Jack White, as well as Sunday headliner, Drake, Mac DeMarco, Azealia Banks, Lykke Li, George Ezra, Royal Blood, alt-J, Kasabian, Marina and the Diamonds, Jamie xx, Duke Dumont, and The Orwells.
Friday April 10 & 17
ACDC, Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Alesso, Ride, Nero, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Lykke Li, DJ Snake, Porter Robinson, Caribou, Todd Terje and the Olsens, Angus & Julia Stone, Hot Natured, George Ezra, Squarepusher, Kiesza, Action, Bronson, Gorgon City, Reverend Gorton Geat, Sylvan Esso, Kimbra, Vic Mensa, Erol Alkan, Kele, Cloud Nothings, Keys N Krates, MK, Pete Tong, Ab-Soul, Haerts, Eagulls, Allah-Las, Alvin Risk, Chris Malinchak, Jon Hopkins, Oliver Heldens, Ryan Hemsworth, Jason Bentley, Brant Bjork & the Low Desert Punk Band, Marques Wyatt, The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger, Los Rakas
Saturday, April 11 & 18
Jack White, The Weeknd, Aswell ^ Ingrosso, alt-J, Belle and Sebastion, Ratatat, Hozier, Flosstradamus, Bad Religion, SBTRKT, FKA Twigs, Tyler, The Creator, Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Deorro, Run the Jewels, Tycho, Chet Faker, Kasabian, Drive Like Jehu, Swans, Milky Change, Toro y Moi, Jungle, New World Punx, Clean Bandit, Glass Animals, Royal Blood, Alison Wonderland, The Gaslamp Killer Experience, Loco Dice, Danny Tenaglia, Antemasque, Marco Carola, Parquet Courts, Gramatik, Lights, What So Not, Yellow Claw, DJ Harvey, Tale of Us, Yelle, Andrew McMahon, Carl Craig, Phox, St. Paul And The Broken Bones, Cashmare Cat, Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich, Fussible, Tourist, Benjamin Booker, Matthew Koma, Perfume Genius, Jamestown Revival, Bad Suns, Ruen Brothers, Bixel Boys, Andrea Olivia, Ryn Weaver, Radkey, Coasts, Until The Ribbon Breaks
Sunday, April 12 and 19
Drake, Florence And The Machine, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, David Guetta, St. Vincent, Marina And The Diamonds, Fitz And The Tantrums, Brand New, Madeon, Stromae, Kygo, Odesza, Gesaffelstein, RAC, Circa Survive, Jenny Lewis, Desaparecidos, Jamie xx, Martin Solveig, Duke Dumont, Lil B, Mac DeMarco, Vance Joy, Built to Spill, J.E.S.&S. (Jack Master, Eats Everything, Skream and Seth Troxler), Panda Bear, Kaytranada, R3hab, St. Lucia, Dirty South, Off!, Charles Bradley, Philip Selway, Cedric Gervais, Claude Von stroke, Touché Amoré, Joyce Manor, Angel Olsen, John Talabot, Tiger and Woods, Dubfire, Stufill Simpson, Annie Mac, Chicano Batman, MB, Sloan, Doc Martin, Saint Motel, The Orwells, The Cribs, tINI, Ben Klock, Night Terrors of 1927.