Coachella is now just hours from its twentieth year, and set to take place over two weekends beginning this Friday. But the anticipation got real yesterday with the release of its set times. Now attendees can start planning who they will see and who will have to be skipped.
Some first impressions from the schedule: Friday is the most stacked day of the event, but they’ve managed to offer up a docket that has remarkably few major conflicts. Plus, the run on the main Coachella stage of Kacey Musgraves > Anderson .Paak > The 1975 > Janelle Monae > Childish Gambino might be the best five-artist run of any festival this year. Saturday finds no replacement for Solange, but still plenty to see across the day, with Kid Cudi’s late night set in the Sahara particularly intriguing, as you have to think there is still the chance that Kanye West appears. And Sunday is the most conflict-ridden, with tons of tough choices to be made across the day. Notably, the Sahara has less of an EDM focus than ever, with tons of hip-hop and even international pop stars like Blackpink set to appear in the tent.
Below we’ve outlined out selections for navigating some of the most difficult scheduling conflicts at the 2019 edition of Coachella. See you out on the polo fields.