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The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014  

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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
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
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
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
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
Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz
6
Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music
7
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
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
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
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
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
Synthpop, Electronic music
12
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
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
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
Indie pop, Psychedelic folk, Rock music
15
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Must-See Bands at Coachella 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop