Coachella 2016: 6 Artists to See

PHOTO: Quoc Ngo.

PHOTO: Quoc Ngo.

If you didn't catch on, we badass ballerinas live for music. Many West Coasters think you haven't celebrated music until you experience your first Coachella. If you're making your way to the desert for weekend 1 or 2, meet us at these acts.

If you aren't, scroll down for your consolation prize.


Day 1 | 

With artist collaboration varying in sound from Justin Bieber to AlunaGeorge, 2 Chainz to Kiesza, Jack Ü's set is sure to have something for everyone. Avant-Barre not responsible for the desire to break into impromptu pliés.


Day 2 | 

You know that one friend who says they don't enjoy live music? Put them in front of a Matt & Kim set, and dare them not to have a great time. This duo lit up the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands 2013, and we haven't gotten them out of our minds since. Their set promises to take FUN to a new level.

3. ZHU

Day 2 | 

If you came to dance (and what other reason is there to devote three days to a music festival?), get your booty to Zhu. Body rolls, running man, hip shaking... all fair game at this dance floor!


Day 2 | 

Last year's critically acclaimed Straight Outta Compton brought a resurgence to 90s hip hop and especially to the music of N.W.A., the subject of the film. If you haven't seen it yet, add to your list immediately. And, regardless, catch N.W.A. member Ice Cube live at Coachella to pay homage to one of the originators of West Coast rap.

5. Alessia Cara

Day 3 | 

We love a sassy, talented female performer, especially one who's coolly casual and not afraid to be silly. Fresh-faced YouTube star-turned-professional Alessia Cara is sure to BRING IT.

6. Sia 

Day 3 |

Anyone heading to Sia's set is in for a unique treat. Notorious for her stage fright, Sia will likely stay in her own little corner of the stage. Regardless, this women put funky modern dance choreography on the map with her haunting "Chandelier" video, so there will be no shortage of visual appeal. Watching her will be like sighting a unicorn. Do Not Miss.


Not Coachella-ing this year? Feed your FOMO by joining Nini for 2 special Coachella-themed classes at Avant-Barre: 5:15pm on Wednesday 4/13 and Wednesday 4/20.