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Coachella 2015: What you need to know about the lineup

A scene from the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
A scene from the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
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Coachella has announced its lineup for this year's desert dust-up, kicking off the festival season and previewing which bands you'll be seeing on the circuit this year.  

Philip Cosores, a contributing editor for the music website Consequence of Sound, breaks down the Coachella lineup for The Frame: 

Why was AC/DC chosen as a headliner? 

AC/DC sells a lot of albums. Their albums debut at number one, number two. On the Internet, where I live, they're not really that big of a deal, but in the real world — I don't know what that is — they do matter and Coachella seems to be tapping into that. My parents might be stoked. 

Who are the "Must See" acts?: 

Each day has an overwhelming amount of artists that I personally would want to see. I think of it in terms of, if every website or magazine put out their "best album of 2014" in the last few weeks, and if you go through those lists and look at what bands are on this lineup, you'll see almost every artist, from:

The War on Drugs:


Run the Jewels: 


Angel Olsen:


St. Vincent:


These are all the biggest albums of last year and they're all on the lineup.

Biggest surprise: 

Lykke Li yesterday canceled a bunch of tour dates and said she wanted to take time off to heal her body, and then you see her on the lineup. I don't know if that means that they didn't have time to change the poster after that announcement, or if she's resting up for Coachella. 

Most "Out of Place" band: 

It's been a tradition lately for Coachella to book these very KROQ-centric acts. You saw AFI last year, Bad Religion this year, where they're trying to crossover a little bit. It makes me scratch my head. 

To discover more of the lineup, you can visit the Coachella website.

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