Ferris wheels, fine, fine weather and all the fabulous palm trees your coconut loving heart could desire. There are few festivals as perfectly placed as the Palm Springs-set Coachella, but not only does the West Coast fest deliver on location, location, location, the weekend has become the No.1 spot for discerning music fans eager to watch huge headline acts as well as discover new sounds. You can always rely on Coachella to deliver a surprise or two; in 2006, Daft Punk choose Palm Springs to unveil their totally awesome 3D Pyramid stage set, last year R&B-urolagnia fan R.Kelly joined French rockers Phoenix for a performance of 'Ignition (remix)' and in 2012 Tupac rose from the grave to join Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre via hologram. Who might be resurrected from the dead this year is anyone's guess. For those lucky ticket holder currently headed to Cali, when you're not celebrity spotting in the A-List studded VIP (The Hoff has been know to frequent the fest), drinking alcohol in a specially designated cage (that bits a bit boring tbh and tbh) or watching scantily clad hotties slouching around the site (clothes aren't really a thing at Coachella), there are many bands you won't want to miss this year. As well as Disclosure, Duck Sauce, Haim, Banks, Lorde, Solange, Chromeo, Woodkid, Beck, Blood Orange, Warpaint, Future Islands, Flatbush Zombies etc., etc., who will no doubt be amazing, we've whittled it down to the five we think will be most fantastic. If you’re at Coachella this year do not – repeat – do not miss our fantastic five.
Well, duh. These two haven't worked or played together in over seven years, and the best selling Hip Hop duo of all time ever have chosen Coachella as the place to reunite. Awww. If you've ever seen Big Boi and Andre 3000 live onstage together (a rarity as Dre apparently gets terrible stage fright), you know it will be explosive; particularly when Bombs Over Baghdad drops. Sure, the pair will be doing Wireless and the Governor's Ball later in the year, but it’s all about seeing that very first show. For those of us not lucky enough to be at Coachella this year, this will most def be worth staying up and live streaming. Fingers crossed that this means the pair will get back in the st-st-studio and make some more beautiful music. It’s what the world needs right now after all.