Last year we predicted 140 acts at Coachella, and 90 were on the official Coachella lineup, meaning we were 64% accurate. In other words, more than half of the bands that you see listed below will likely be on the Coachella 2017 Lineup.
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How do we do it? We analyze hundreds of band’s tour dates, monitor the booking sheet for Goldenvoice-owned venues, get random tips and emails from industry insiders, scour the Coachella forums and look for clues that the bands tweet or make public in magazine interviews. Got a tip, use the contact form to email us.
Confirmed Coachella Artists
Let’s start with the acts that have been confirmed in one way or another:
According to a Reddit user with apparent insider knowledge, Justice is set to return to the Polo Fields in April with a live set. This seems logical considering the French duo is releasing a new album titled Woman on November 18th and will tour to support it. Let’s hope there won’t be any repeat of the sound issues they suffered on the Main Stage in 2012.
If memes and Snapchat are any indication of popularity, then 2016 (unfortunately) seemed to be the year of DJ Khaled. And what better way to triumphantly celebrate a massive year than with a virgin performance at Coachella? Well DJ Khaled confirmed that appearance on his Snapchat. If it’s true, then we can expect many surprise guests, including Drake.
Nile Rodgers and Chic
According to Nile Rodgers, front man of Chic, he and his “rock band of the disco era” will be on the Coachella lineup in 2017. But before you get too excited, let’s remember that he said the exact same thing last year, and wasn’t included on the lineup. Is Nile Rodgers playing with us again?!
Coachella Lineup – Headliners
2016 Guns N’ Roses
Considering Coachella’s recent trend of booking hard rock / metal acts, a 2017 headline by Metallica makes sense right? Well there’s more. Metallica 10th studio album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, is due to be released in mid-November.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that they will be “full-on touring” next year with some “some pretty extensive touring in America.”
The band has already announced festival dates in South America and Hong Kong, and their tour calendar is wide open for mid-April… Metallica as one of the Coachella headliners seems likely.Coachella Passes on TicketNetwork
Radiohead is a Coachella crowd favorite and played to a massive audience the last time they headlined in 2012. Not only does the band perfectly fit the “Coachella-genre”, but they’re booking headlining festival gigs on the heels of their May 2016 album release A Moon Shaped Pool. The UK-based band has already announced they’ll be headlining Glastonbury in June 2017.
2016 was a big year for Queen B, which included an album release, world tour and Super Bowl Half Time performance. What would be the cherry on top? A Coachella headlining performance of course!
In this year’s Coachella Lineup Pool, which hosted over on the Coachella forums, Beyoncé received the second highest number of votes. This won’t be her first time on the Coachella stage though, she came out to perform Forever Young with Jay-Z in 2010.Coachella Passes on TicketNetwork
This Mercury Prize-winning trio from Leeds is another Coachella crowd favorite and a classic example of a band that hops up in the lineup poster placement. In 2012, their name was barely noticeable on the poster, printed in small font just behind Aesop Rock. Just three years later, in 2015, they bounced up to the second line on the poster. With a new album in the works and a world tour to support it is only imminent.
Over the years we’ve learned that if a popular band is on tour, and they happen to have a few gaps in their schedule while touring the southwest United States, then there’s a good chance they’ll be playing at Coachella. Bastille’s tour is a perfect example of that this year.
On April 13th, the band is playing in Phoenix, Arizona. And on April 14th, the first Friday of Coachella, the band is playing in Las Vegas, which is just a few hours drive to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio. The rest of their schedule is open until the 26th of April…. translation? Bastille will be playing Coachella 2017.Coachella Passes on TicketNetwork
The British trio is slated to release a third studio album in 2016, and via their facebook, has announced plans for a supporting tour. The XX has already confirmed dates for several South American festivals next spring, including Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Brazil.
According to one Coachella forum member, The XX is already confirmed for the Coachella lineup.
2017 Coachella Lineup Rumors – Full List
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Band of Horses
Banks & Steelz
Broken Social Scene
Cage the Elephant
Car Seat Headrest
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Empire of the Sun
Explosions of the Sky
Father John Misty
Francis and the Light
Hot Since 82
Jean Michael Jarre
Jimmy Eat World
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Lee Fields And The Expressions
Lil Uzi Vert
Maya Jane Coles
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S U R V I V E
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Tale Of Us
The Belleville Three
The Dear Hunter
The Head And The Heart
The Martinez Brothers
Toots And The Maytals
Thee Oh Sees
Two Door Cinema Club
What So Not
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