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Coachella 2014: 20 Must-See Acts

The headliners and emerging artists that will define your weekend, and maybe your year

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For the 15th time, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is planning to light up the desert. Here are 20 acts that are worth springing for some sunscreen.

By Richard Gehr, Keith Harris, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray and Jessica Suarez

Win Butler Arcade Fire

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Arcade Fire

Who: The 2010 winners of the Album of the Year Grammy back for more critical acclaim. Arcade Fire have picked up James Murphy to produce last year's Reflektor, a record that augments the group's sound with dance-influenced elements like thicker bass lines and Salsoul-esque congas.

Why You Can't Miss Them: They promoted Reflektor with a series of smaller gigs – "The idea was to play these like they were our first shows ever," Win Butler told Rolling Stone. But Coachella marks their return to U.S. festivals. Arcade Fire have been traveling Latin America playing fests like Vive Latino and Lollapalooza, so their live set should, once again, be Coachella-ready. Expect the rhythms of new tracks like "Reflektor" and "You Already Know" to provide the perfect counterbalance to the more serious anthems that they've been playing since day one.

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