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Artists We’re Excited to Watch at Coachella 2024

From household names to up-and-coming stars, here are 18 must-see artists to watch out for at this year’s Coachella!

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By: Eileen LuyFeb 22, 2024, 9:54 AM

It’s that time of year again, and the 2024 Coachella festival lineup has finally been unveiled with Lana Del Rey, Tyler, the Creator, and Doja Cat headlining the event. But while they’re sure to draw a large crowd, there are a lot of other remarkable artists who represent different cultures and whose appearances are worth paying attention to. This list will highlight some global standout acts coming to the famed festival.

Passes for the event can be purchased on the official Coachella website, and there will also be an official YouTube livestream from Coachella that will show the live performances.

Friday, April 12 & 19

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey. Polydor Records, Interscope Records. Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd (2023)Image: Polydor Records, Interscope Records. Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd (2023)

Ten years ago, Lana Del Rey was a pop sensation well on her way to superstardom as she made her first appearance at Coachella. Now, the headliner has since established herself as one of the most influential artists in the world today. With a melodic and romantic sound, the glamorous singer’s stage will be a real treat for fans.

Popular Song(s): “Video Games,” “Summertime Sadness,” “Young and Beautiful”

ATEEZ

ATEEZ. KQ Entertainment. The World EP.Fin: Will (2023)Image: KQ Entertainment. The World EP.Fin: Will (2023)

Joining the Friday shows is the K-pop group ATEEZ, an act known for astonishing performances and the attractive personalities of its eight members. Debuting in 2018, the group has been continuously gaining attention on the global stage and has become one of today’s most noteworthy names in the K-pop world.

Popular Song(s): “Wonderland,” “Deja Vu,” “Bouncy (K-Hot Chilli Peppers)”

Peggy Gou

Peggy Gou. Gudu Records. "I Believe in Love Again" (2023 single)Image: Gudu Records. "I Believe in Love Again" (2023 single)

Based in Berlin, South Korean DJ Peggy Gou has impressed listeners across the globe with her dreamy house and techno tracks, which she makes even more enthralling through her hip DJ sets. Her unique energy and musical style quickly garnered her much popularity as she continues to leave her mark on the dance music scene.

Popular Song(s): “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane),” “Starry Night,” “(It Goes Like) Nanana”

Peso Pluma

Peso Pluma. Double P Records. Génesis (2023)Image: Double P Records. Génesis (2023)

Peso Pluma may be new to the music scene, having only released his debut album in 2020, but his breakthrough in 2022 and meteoric rise are certainly nothing to scoff at. While the Mexican singer previously performed at Coachella 2023 as a guest alongside Becky G, his return this year will showcase the charm of corridos tumbados at the festival.

Popular Song(s): “El Azul” (with Junior H), “Ella Baila Sola” (with Eslabon Armado), “La Bebé” (with Yng Lvcas), “Chanel” (with Becky G)

Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter. Island Records. Emails I Can't Send Fwd: (2023)Image: Island Records. Emails I Can't Send Fwd: (2023)

While Sabrina Carpenter will probably be a familiar name for Disney Channel viewers, the singer and actress has since matured from her pop days by blending other styles into her music. Though her music mostly falls under pop, elements of genres like trap, house, and R&B in her songs are refreshing. It’s this enthusiasm for exploration that makes her such an exciting artist to watch.

Popular Song(s): “Sue Me,” “On My Way” (with Alan Walker and Farruko), “Nonsense,” “Feather”

Sid Sriram

Sid Sriram. Def Jam Recordings. Sidharth (2023)Image: Def Jam Recordings. Sidharth (2023)

Another musician known for exploration is Sid Sriram. With his unique musical mix of soul, R&B, Indian Carnatic music, and more, he’s captivated listeners across different cultures. Aside from his released albums, you can also hear Sriram’s voice in countless Tamil and Telugu films where his role as a playback singer has amassed him much recognition since the 2010s.

Popular Song(s): “Yaen Ennai Pirindhai” from Adithya Varma, “Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee” from Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee, “Kaadhal En Kaviye” from Salmon 3D

Tyla

Tyla. FAX Records, Epic Records. Tyla (2024)Image: FAX Records, Epic Records. Tyla (2024)

Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, Tyla is a young singer with an incredibly bright future. Her music includes pop, R&B, and amapiano with her Grammy-winning single “Water” being a shining example of the interesting musical blend. Its accompanying choreography, which has been an absolute hit on TikTok, also incorporates elements of Bacardi dancing and has made performances of the track all the more appealing.

Popular Song(s): “Water”

Yoasobi

Yoasobi. Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Rockin'On Japan Magazine (November 2023 Issue)Image: Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Rockin'On Japan Magazine (November 2023 Issue)

Comprised of composer/producer Ayase and singer ikura, Yoasobi is a J-pop superduo who aims to convey stories. Their debut single “Yoru ni Kakeru,” based on a short story, was a massive success. Since then, the duo has created songs inspired by other short stories, novels, and manga. The two have also attracted attention among anime fans with their opening themes gaining widespread popularity.

Popular Song(s): “Yoru ni Kakeru” (based on The Temptation of Thanatos), “Gunjō” (based on Blue Period and Ao o Mikata ni), “Idol” (based on 45510) from Oshi no Ko

Saturday, April 13 & 20

Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator. Columbia Records. Call Me If You Get Lost (2021)Image: Columbia Records. Call Me If You Get Lost (2021)

Since his Coachella debut in 2011 with Odd Future, Tyler, the Creator has been a staple for the festival as a featured performer and guest artist with several appearances over the past decade. This year, he will be the main event as the headliner for the Saturday shows.

Popular Song(s): “See You Again” (feat. Kali Uchis), “Earfquake” (feat. Playboi Carti), “New Magic Wand”

Ice Spice

Ice Spice. 10K Projects, Capitol Records. Ice Spice/TwitterImage: 10K Projects, Capitol Records. Ice Spice/Twitter

After going viral on TikTok with her song “Munch (Feelin' U),” Ice Spice has been on an upward rise to stardom, charming people with her lively and relatable character. The rapper flourished in 2023, with a good deal of fruitful collaborations and four Grammy nominations.

Popular Song(s): “Munch (Feelin' U),” “Boy's a Liar Pt. 2” (with PinkPantheress), “Barbie World” (with Nicki Minaj and Aqua)

LE SSERAFIM

LE SSERAFIM. Source Music. Easy (2024)Image: Source Music. Easy (2024)

Being the first girl group to be formed under Hybe Corporation and Source Music, who produced prominent K-pop groups BTS and GFriend respectively, Le Sserafim have quickly cemented their name in the K-pop sphere despite only debuting in 2022. The chic sound that they established with their debut EP has only continued to evolve with addictive performances that further elevate their bold and fearless style.

Popular Song(s): “Fearless,” “Antifragile,” “Eve, Psyche & the Bluebeard's Wife”

thuy

thuy. Girls Like Me Don't Cry (2022)Image: Girls Like Me Don't Cry (2022)

With ethereal vocals and a dreamlike take on pop and R&B, thuy is making a splash on the global stage with her single “Girls Like Me Don't Cry” being among TikTok’s top 10 songs in 2023. Her Coachella appearance as the first Vietnamese American singer is bound to be a special moment not only for her but also for the Vietnamese community.

Popular Song(s): “Chances,” “Universe,” “Girls Like Me Don't Cry”

Sunday, April 14 & 21

Doja Cat

Doja Cat. Kemosabe Records, RCA Records. Planet Her (2021)Image: Kemosabe Records, RCA Records. Planet Her (2021)

Taking the spotlight on Sundays, Doja Cat will be closing out the weekends as the first female rapper to headline the festival. Her vibrant style and unapologetic confidence during her last Coachella stage in 2022 have made her a standout performer to look forward to.

Popular Song(s): “Streets,” “Kiss Me More” (featuring SZA), “Paint the Town Red”

Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha. Warner Records. Bebe (2023)Image: Warner Records. Bebe (2023)

Beginning her career as a songwriter, Bebe Rexha penned songs for Eminem, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, and SHINee, among many notable names. Her writing chops cover multiple genres, though, her pop tracks tinged with hip-hop and R&B are just as varied and riveting.

Popular Song(s): “In the Name of Love” (with Martin Garrix), “Meant to Be” (feat. Florida Georgia Line), “I’m Good (Blue)” (with David Guetta)

DJ Snake

DJ Snake. Interscope Records, Geffen Records. DJ Snake/Twitter.Image: Interscope Records, Geffen Records. DJ Snake/Twitter.

This year’s Coachella boasts an impressive lineup of electronic music artists, one of which is the acclaimed French producer DJ Snake. Whether or not his recent retirement rumors are true, following news of his upcoming 2025 stage titled “The Final Show,” an opportunity to see the renowned EDM artist’s electrifying performance live would be too much to miss.

Popular Song(s): “ Lean On” (with Major Lazer feat. MØ), “Let Me Love You” (feat. Justin Bieber), “Taki Taki” (feat. Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna)

J Balvin

J Balvin. Universal Music Latin Entertainment. Official Coachella WebsiteImage: Universal Music Latin Entertainment. Official Coachella Website

Frequently called the Prince of Reggaeton, J Balvin is one of the most eminent artists in the Latin music scene. With a slew of albums and mixtapes, the Colombian singer has spearheaded global interest in Latin songs and shown that language is hardly a barrier when it comes to music.

Popular Song(s): “Mi Gente” (with Willy William), “I Like It” (with Cardi B and Bad Bunny), “La Canción” (with Bad Bunny)

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko. ArtClub International, ARTium Recordings, Def Jam Recordings. Chilombo (2020)Image: ArtClub International, ARTium Recordings, Def Jam Recordings. Chilombo (2020)

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a major Jhené Aiko project, with the alternative R&B singer-songwriter only releasing a few singles over the past couple of years. However, her recent drop of “Sun/Son” has increased expectations that a new record is on the horizon. Her voice is incredibly sweet and certainly not something you want to miss hearing on the Coachella stage.

Popular Song(s): “The Worst,” “While We’re Young,” “Sativa”

The Rose

The Rose. Windfall, Transparent Arts. Dual (2023)Image: Windfall, Transparent Arts. Dual (2023)

Although the popularity of K-pop idol groups has influenced the rising interest in South Korean culture, it’d be a mistake to ignore all of the talent brimming in the Korean rock scene. Take the indie rock band The Rose, for example. With emotional, thought-provoking melodies and remarkable performances, the quartet has become a real inspiration for fans around the world.

Popular Song(s): “Sorry,” “She's in the Rain,” “RED”

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