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Digging through the danceable Coachella 2017 lineup

Did you get your tickets?
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival revealed its 2017 lineup last week, and if you’re a fan of the biggest names in electronic, hip-hop and pop music, you’d better have bought your ticket already.

Headlining this year’s fest is R&B queen Beyoncé—whose 2016 album Lemonade was one of the most listened to and talked about of the year—along with hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar and veteran rock band Radiohead.

Coachella, which launched in 1999, has grown into the most popular music festival in the United States, so it only makes sense that this year also welcomes the most coveted names in the electronic dance world. Las Vegas nightlife heavy hitters DJ Snake, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Dillon Francis and Steve Angello will perform sets during both of the fest’s April weekends, along with DJ Khaled and the electronic dream team of Porter Robinson & Madeon.

Dig deeper and you’ll find Welsh house DJ Sasha, techno icon Richie Hawtin, beatmaker DJ Shadow and left-of-center Further Future festival alums Nicolas Jaar and Four Tet. Also peppered through the lineup are up-and-comers like Kiiara (the singer behind last year’s hit “Gold”) and chart-topping artists Lorde, Tove Lo and Empire of the Sun.

Passes are already sold out, but Vegas’ proximity to Indio typically brings some spillover acts to town. So far, pop band Bastille, German composer Hans Zimmer and breakout singer Kehlani are all confirmed for Las Vegas, and look for more announcements soon.

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