Coachella 2017: Hip-hop is well-represented


A bevy of hip-hop artists will be performing at Coachella in April 2017 .

For hip-hop fans there are some significant names. Let’s just get this one out of the way: Beyonce will be headlining the second day of the event on both weekends. If you’re planning on going you should buy your tickets now as I’m sure a horde of rabid Beyonce fans took to the ticket dispensing websites the moment the news was announced. No word yet on whether or not the Bey Hive will have its own separate living quarters at the Coachella campgrounds, but one can dream.

Aside from Queen Bee (Bey? Bae? Bea?), there is another huge hip-hop act on the roster. Mac—Nope, spelled that wrong; it’s Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick’s profile has been on the steady rise for years now. The announcement that he would headline Coachella’s final day came on the same day that his new sneaker was announced by Reebok. People seem to really like the sneaker seemingly ignoring the fact that they’re made by Reebok. When I was growing up wearing Reebok anything was definitely not a good thing, but alas times have changed.

Aside from these headlining, earth-shattering acts, a few other hip-hop artists will get the chance to perform in the middle of a desert. Travis Scott and Mac Miller are performing on day one. Day two features Future, Schoolboy Q, Gucci Mane (who for real needs to take a vacation. We need to start a kickstarter so that man can have some time off) and Tory Lanez. DJ Khaled and Lil Uzi Vert account for the big hip-hop acts on day three.

For those who want to listen to music other than hip-hop, there is plenty at the festival. I recognize at least five musical acts (Okay I’m lying. It was three) that would be fun to check out. But seriously, shout out to Toots and the Maytals on day three.

Coachella will be held in Indio, California on April 14-16 and April 21-23.


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