Breaking Down The EDM On Coachella’s 2018 Lineup

Coachella just dropped its lineup for 2018 and
there is a phenomenal mix of big and little names, specifics be
damned. But let’s take a closer look at the EDM to be seen each
weekend, shall we?

As the Sahara tent has grown over the years, it has attracted
bigger and bigger names, often spilling far outside the
confines of the stage and forcing promoter Goldenvoice to make
it considerably bigger than it was even 5-7 years ago. In doing
so, many EDM artists have actually outgrown the Sahara and have
moved on to Outside or Main stage – some also make appearances
at Gobi and Mojave. And then of course there’s still the entire
Yuma tent to take into consideration, not to mention the
Heineken House and Do Lab lineups which are still to be

For now, we have a good idea of who’s playing, so let’s dig in.


Kygo | Soulwax | Jean-Michel Jarre | Deorro | Maceo
Plex | Jamiroquai
Alan Walker | 
Alison Wonderland | Detroit
Love | REZZ | Black Coffee | Justin Martin
TroyBoi | 
Cash Cash | Whethan | Elohim |
Slow Magic


Chromeo | Louis The Child | Snakehips | The Black
Madonna | Ekali | Yaeji | Party Favor

Jason Bentley | Busy P | AC Slater | Jackmaster |


Odesza | Illenium | Jamie Jones | San Holo | Petit
Biscuit | Chris Liebing | Barclay Crenshaw

Giraffage | Joseph Capriati | Hannah Wants |

Overall, it barely seems like EDM will be able to fill both the
Sahara and Yuma tents, let alone other stages. Kygo will no
doubt play the main stage this year, with Odesza taking the
Outside stage, and many of the house/techno artists will be
playing Yuma. The remaining artists will have to share Sahara
with one of the most hip-hop heavy lineups we’ve seen yet.

That being said, we’re proud to say that all three of our
Breakout Artists of 2017
made it on the lineup.

But possibly the biggest surprise? The lack of The Chainsmokers
on the lineup. Not that people are complaining.

If you normally go to Coachella for just the EDM, this might be
the year to spend your money on Ultra or EDC instead.


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Breaking Down The EDM On Coachella’s 2018 Lineup