Sure, Beyonce was replaced with Lady Gaga at the festival in the desert, but Coachella has made a few more changes to the lineup as well.
Some of the most notable additions are the veteran Long Beach punks of T.S.O.L., booty-rap artist D.R.A.M. and the UK grime rapper Skepta, while some less-known artists also got the nod, including Columbian Latin Grammy winners Diamante Eléctrico and Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis of Israel, who are one of the biggest artists of Mizrahi music.
A slew of indie garage-punk artists were tapped for the bill as well: Tall Juan, the Paranoyds, Surf Curse, Downtown Boys, Slow Hollows, Thee Commonsand Las Ligas Menores, many of which will likely be playing in the smoldering heat of the early afternoon.
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Making room for some of the additions are a few acts no longer making their way to the desert, such as the iconic Nigerian performer King Sunny Ade, English singer/songwriter Declan Mckenna, and Moss Kena (most known for their dreamy remix of Kendrick Lamar's "These Walls").
- Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis
- Diamante Electrico
- Tall Juan
- The Paranoyds
- Shannon & the Clams
- Surf Curse
- Downtown Boys
- Slow Hollows
- Thee Commons
- Las Ligas Menores
- Declan McKenna
- King Sunny Ade
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