Coachella 2016 Set Times: What Are Your Scheduling Conflicts?
Coachella is just about 24 hours away and it has unveiled its 2016 set times. With six stages to choose from, attendees will have many tough choices to make over the three days they are there (or six if they go both weekends), which always lead to some tough schedule conflicts.
Each day Coachella will spread its music out over the six stages, the Coachella stage, which acts as the first main stage, the Outdoor Theater, which is the second main stage, Gobi, which is one of the more eclectic stages, Mojave, which has a strong presence of indie and rock acts, Sahara, which is a mix of electronic and hip-hop groups and the Yuma tent, which is primarily underground electronic DJs.
With so many different stages to choose from, there will obviously be some tough choices. When it comes to the diversity in genres, certain diehards will make their choices for dance, rock or hip-hop no matter who is playing on another stage, but each day there are some tough choices.
Friday early, fans will have to make the choice between Bob Moses and Years & Years between 4 and 5, while just a little while later 2manydjs, who almost never tour will be up against The Kills and Gallant. Lido made a big statement about premiering his full album at Coachella, but he is against parts of either Underworld or M83 and The Last Shadow Puppets.
Saturday comes with its own pitfalls with Grimes, Guns N Roses and ZHU going head to head, while earlier in the day, fans will choose between The Arcs, AlunaGeorge and Courtney Barnett.
On Sunday, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Chris Stapleton could draw similar crowds, while Anderson .Paak and Alessia Cara could run into the same issues. The following slot with Flume, Death Grips and Miike Snow may prove to be choice between rarity, unreleased music and hearing a new album live.
Start working out those schedules now before the dust gets into those cell phones and you can't make those choices on the fly.