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Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016  

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The lineup for the 2016 edition of Coachella music festival has been announced and always, it's a doozy. Some are already calling it one of the best Coachella lineups ever. This highly anticipated American music festival takes place in Indio, CA on April 15-17 and April 22-24 and will feature some of the biggest and boldest names in music history and today. Coachella has been known to reunite some of the greatest bands of all time and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famers along with the brightest young stars and breakout bands of 2016. No matter how you cut it, Coachella bands are usually great and this year is no different. 

So who's on the Coachella 2016 lineup? EDM and pop music are heavily represented in this year's Cocahella lineup. Must-see dance artists like Calvin Harris, Major Lazer, and Disclosure headline on separate days. This year's Coachella lineup also includes more female-fronted bands than it has in recent years with Ellie Goulding kicking off the fest as one of Friday's headliners and Sia closing it down on Sunday. If you're at a loss for who to see at Coachella 2016, you could always check out Ranker's list of the best albums of 2015 and see which artists are playing the festival. Vince Staples, Sufjan Stevens, Chrvches, and Grimes all appear high on that list. 

So, what band are you excited to see at Coachella? Is it the newly reunited Guns N' Roses and LCD Soundsystem? Or is it Diplo's Jack U and Major Lazer? No matter how you look at it, many of the best indie rock and best EDM artists at Coachella in 2016.

Have at it. Vote for the bands you want to see at Coachella in 2016. Give the thumbs up if you like 'em, downvote 'em if they aren't going to be on your calendar.
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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop
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Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop
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Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep
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The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Indie pop, Nu gaze, Alternative rock
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Grimes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music
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Jack U is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Jack U
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Chvrches is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Synthpop, Electronic music
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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music
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LCD Soundsystem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music
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Cold War Kids is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Blues-rock, Soul music, Punk rock
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Gary Clark, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
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M83 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica
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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave
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Courtney Barnett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Indie rock, Alternative rock, Grunge
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Of Monsters and Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Indie pop, Ska, Folk rock
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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Hip hop music
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The Kills is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock
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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop
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Years & Years is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
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Alessia Cara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Alessia Cara
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Foals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Dance-punk, New Prog, Alternative dance
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James Bay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
James Bay
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Sufjan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Christian music, Alternative country, Baroque pop
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Savages is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bands You're Most Excited to See at Coachella 2016
Noise rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival