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A list of the best bands to check out at Coachella. This list features all the artists and bands confirmed to perform at Coachella in April 2014. Since its inception in 1999, you couldn't think about an American music festival without taking Lollapalooza into account. This year's edition features another strong lineup of must-see bands, both old and new. The newly reformed Outkast, Muse and festival alumni Arcade Fire may be the headlining bands, but Coachella has one of the deepest lineups of the festival season. Recently reformed bands like the Replacements will also be descending on the Empire Polo Fields for the three-day, two-weekend festival.

This could be your chance to see up-and-comers like Lorde, Lana Del Ray, Haim, the 1975 and Bastille. Hip-hop is well represented with Nas, Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper and the incomparable Pharrell Williams. If you want to shake your hips a bit, there are plenty of dance options, including Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Zedd and the legendary Fatboy Slim.

This isn't a list that will necessarily judge the actual performances because, let's face it, we know Queens of the Stone Age and Beck are going to deliver with great sets. But would you rather see them on the main stage in front of tens of thousands or an early day act on a small stage in front of tens of people? This is your chance to vote on what band you're most excited to see at this year's Coachella.
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Muse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Queens of the Stone Age Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

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Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Arcade Fire Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock

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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Beck Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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Outkast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Outkast Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

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Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Foster the People Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music

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MGMT is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
MGMT Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Pharrell Williams Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
The Replacements Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock

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Lorde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Lorde Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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Chvrches is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Chvrches Synthpop, Electronic music

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Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Cage the Elephant Punk blues, Garage rock, Garage punk

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Neutral Milk Hotel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Neutral Milk Hotel Indie pop, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Lana Del Ray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Lana Del Ray

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Broken Bells is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Broken Bells Space rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Kid Cudi Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Trip hop

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HAIM is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Haim Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music

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The Knife is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
The Knife Minimal techno, Dark ambient, New Wave

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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Zedd Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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The Naked and Famous is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
The Naked and Famous Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing

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Little Dragon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Little Dragon Nu jazz, Downtempo, Synthpop

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Bryan Ferry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Bryan Ferry New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Nas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Nas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Bombay Bicycle Club is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Bombay Bicycle Club Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock

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Chromeo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Chromeo Italo disco, Electro, Electronic music

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Girl Talk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Girl Talk Pop music, Electronic music, Mashup

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Aloe Blacc is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Aloe Blacc Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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Grouplove is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Grouplove Indie pop, Indietronica, Alternative dance

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Krewella is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

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Mogwai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Mogwai Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Flume is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Flume Electronic music

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The Head and the Heart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
The Head and the Heart Indie pop, Folk rock, Indie folk

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Bonobo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Bonobo Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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Bastille is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Bastille Synthpop, Alternative rock

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Washed Out is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Washed Out Synthpop, Trip hop, Dream pop

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Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Empire of the Sun Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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Surfer Blood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Surfer Blood Pop punk, Shoegazing, Alternative rock

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Foxygen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Foxygen Indie pop, Pop music, Garage rock

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The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
The 1975 Indie pop, Nu gaze, Alternative rock

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The Glitch Mob is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
The Glitch Mob Dubstep, Synthpop, Industrial music

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The Afghan Whigs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
The Afghan Whigs Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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AFI is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
AFI Horror punk, Neo-progressive rock, Gothic rock

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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Calvin Harris Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Capital Cities is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Capital Cities Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave