The stars you simply must not miss
Michael Baggs

14:38 8th April 2014

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This weekend sees one of the biggest US festivals of the year, Coachella, draw beautiful people to its perfectly kept, flawless green fields for one of the most eye-wateringly attractive events on the international music calendar. This year, Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire will headline the festival, but that's not who we are here to talk about right now...

As well as having some of the biggest and best bands on the planet taking the big slots at the festival, Coachella also boasts some seriously hot new talent, with hotly-tipped bands and artists from across the globe heading to the sunshine this weekend to peform at the event. If you are going to Coachella this weekend, be sure not to only watch the headliners. Make sure you don't miss any of these 23 super-cool, super-amazing bands and artists on the Coachella 2014 line-up...

  • Woodkid (Friday): The coolest man in French neo-folk art-pop - bringing a little darkness to the scorched fields of California.

  • Flume (Friday): One of the biggest and most exciting electronic stars on the planet, Flume's hip-hop infused dance set is one that must not be missed (photo by Nina Las Vegas)

  • Chromeo (Friday): New album White Women is packed full of party anthems, which, alongside the likes of classics including 'Bonafide Lovin' and 'Needy Girl' will make for one hell of a sexy performance.

  • Bonobo (Friday): Sublime, percussion-led UK dance that will sooth hearts and heads under the Californian sun (photo by Dan Medhurst)

  • The Knife (Friday): The unpredictable Swedish duo will be uncompromising and assault your every sense, this much we can promise. Their Shaking The Habitual shows have been epic, experimental performances. Coachella is unlikely to be any different.

  • Lorde (Saturday): She's only one of the biggest young stars on the planet. No big deal.

  • Temples (Saturday): Britain's finest psychedelic export for 2014. Perfect for the Cali sun.

  • Bombay Bicycle Club (Saturday): On their way to being one of the most-loved bands in the UK, the band's current album So Long, See You Tomorrow is their best yet, and their recent live shows have been incredible.

  • Drowners (Saturday): No nonsense, punk-influenced indie-rock from this New York-based band. The modern day successor to The Strokes, but maybe better...

  • Nas (Saturday): Currently celebrating the 20-year anniversary of his era-defining Illmatic album, there has never been a better time to catch this modern rap icon.

  • Banks (Saturday): Soaring modern soul from one of the brightest new stars in music.

  • Warpaint (Saturday): One of California's finest modern indie-rock bands, and playing on home turf. Not to be missed.

  • Washed Out (Saturday): Flawless, sun-drenched pop-soul sounds. Few artists sound better in the sunshine than Washed Out.

  • Disclosure (Sunday): The UK's finest dance export of the past year, now enjoying huge international success. Go on, dance yourself silly.

  • Lana Del Rey (Sunday): The flawless pop queen will make her first live performance of 2014 at Coachella. Will she debut new material from second album Ultraviolence?

  • The 1975 (Sunday): It's not a festival without The 1975. Making the UK proud across the globe with their brilliant live shows.

  • Little Dragon (Sunday): Back in a big way for 2014, this Swedish synthpop group have never sounded better than on upcoming fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband.

  • Rudimental (Sunday): Professional party starters from the streets of London, with hit-after-hit to their name. Prepare to get sweaty.

  • Blood Orange (Sunday): Dev Hynes is the coolest man in music, whether producing hits for Solange or performing his own solo material. His live shows are spectacular.

  • James Vincent McMorrow (Sunday): Ireland's falsetto prince of heartbreak, Mr McMorrow will bring a little intimacy to the bronzed, beautiful people of Coachella.

  • Jhene Aiko (Sunday): Move over Beyonce, there's a new soul queen in town. One of the most hyped new stars on the planet, with a distinct brand of glorious, downbeat r b.

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