Lets face it, despite upping about 50 ‘Like & Share for the Chance to Win!’ posts back in October, you’re probably not going to Coachella.
Despite the festival's banning of selfie sticks, the line up this year is super strong. It's also super dance music heavy - plenty of its artists will find playing an outdoors festival in the middle of the day an eye blinking change to playing at 4am in a basement.
The line up is a British stronghold, probably because organisers realised it'd probably be rude to leave off the country making the most exciting electronic music on the planet right now.
Jamie xx, for example, will be peddling tastes of his upcoming debut which is coming out in June. New tracks that have been doing the rounds include "Loud Places", featuring the vocals of xx bandmate Romy, and "Gosh", a kind of spin off to Britain's unofficial national anthem, “All Under One Roof Raving”.
Rowdy boys Skream, Jackmaster and Eats Everything are teaming up with Seth Troxler again to form J.E.S+S (big claim) for what will probably be a hoot of a show. We learned that Skream loves a summer holiday when we met him in Miami, so when he's accompanied by a troupe of his bezzies, there's bound to be some behind-the-deck fuckery. They’ll be closing the Gobi tent on Sunday, so expect levels to be set to 11.
Another group of pals coming through to present what the UK has made good are the Hot Natured camp.
Ali, Luca, Lee and Jamie have their names proudly stamped on releases of their very own, but together, the Benediction boys promise fire-in-hearts house music that’ll work as a perfect opener to Gorgon City.
Long-time legend DJ Harvey might live in the States, but he’s still one of our own for the UK passport he was born under. His Saturday night set will go down fabulously in the desert, but it’s alright, cos he’s playing in Wales. In September. Hold tight UK fans.
Ministry of Sound stalwart Pete Tong will be proudly bringing his self-proclaimed essential sounds to the desert. Opening for Chris Malinchak and Squarepusher, everything’s getting well and truly Tonged, via music from the States, the UK, and everything in between. Unfortunately we'll have to wait for Creamfields to see the legend at work.
If all that's got you salivating like a shark at a swimming gala then never fear, because you can join in all the action (some of the action) with the Live Stream on Coachella's YouTube Channel from tomorrow.
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