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Coachella 2018: 15 Artists to Watch

A guide to Coachella’s most refreshing performances, featuring Hayley Kiyoko, Chloe X Halle, Greta Van Fleet and more

Coachella 2018: 15 Artists to Watch

Hayley Kiyoko, Chloe X Halle and Greta Van Fleet.

Coachella 2018 kicks off April 13th – and again from April 20th – in Indio, California. This year’s lineup boasts a record number of women performing, including sets by Beyoncé, Cardi B and SZA; plus show-stoppers like Eminem, the Weeknd and Migos. But besides the obvious heavy-hitters, here are some up-and-coming artists worth watching this weekend.

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Tank and the Bangas

The New Orleans collective have been operational for most of the decade, but their profile has risen rapidly after they won NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest with their thrilling performance of “Quick.” It’s a clip that encapsulated Tank and the Bangas’ ability to seamlessly meld spoken word, soul, funk and storytelling – one that also helped them sign to the Universal subsidiary Verve Forecast. The group have been a well-kept secret for years, but the word is out.

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