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Coachella 2015: 25 Must-See Acts

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

St. Vincent and Tame Impala

St. Vincent and Tame Impala

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For the 16th year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is planning to throw a desert party that serves as the unofficial kickoff of Summer Concert Season. Here are 25 acts — huge names, upcoming talents, exciting reunions — that could set the tone for the weekend(s) and beyond.

Jack White

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Jack White

Last year's Lazaretto showed how Jack White has matured beyond his candy-colored blues-rock roots — its wide scope and elder-statesman attitude shored up his reputation as a musical innovator with chops and wit to spare. And now that he's partnering in a digital store to complement his vinyl-crazed Third Man Records — last month, he became one of the investors in the HQ streaming service Tidal — the White Stripes founder and keeper of real rock's flame can be seen as one of rock's bonafide businessmen. His Saturday's headlining gigs are two of the three scheduled shows he has in 2015 (he's flying to Honolulu in between). Plus, he collaborated with Robert Plant at Lollapalooza Argentina — even if his Coachella set doesn't bring a similar surprise, it'll still likely be one of the most explosive rock shows of the weekend.

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