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Coachella 2016 Lineup Sets Records For EDM

Coachella‘s lineup was officially announced a few months ago, and EDM is clearly making a strong play for most prolific genre at the festival. Artists like Calvin Harris, Jack Ü, Ellie Goulding and Zedd are at the top of the bill, suggesting Coachella may be evolving in an electronic direction.

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Major Lazer performing at Coachella in 2013.

Though previous years have featured EDM artists like ODESZA and Kygo, it’s rare to see so many popping up in the headlining acts. In fact, Calvin Harris is the first EDM artist to ever hold one of the top three headlining spots.

Other EDM artists performing this year include Snails, Tchami, Flume, Major Lazer, Thomas Jack and The Chainsmokers.

The lineup is still packed with artists of other genres, of course. Other headlining acts include LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Ice Cube, and Sufjan Stevens.

Related: Coachella 2016 Reunites Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem

If you’re new to EDM, here are some of the hits to get you pumped up:

  • Jack Ü, a relative newcomer that hit the scene at Ultra Music Festival 2015, has rocketed to a headlining spot thanks to members Skrillex and Diplo. Their track “Where Are Ü Now” featuring Justin Bieber hit Billboard’s no. 1 spot on the Dance/Electronic Chart.

  • Calvin Harris is no newbie to Coachella, but his headlining spot this year is sure to bring out an even bigger audience. Taylor Swift‘s beau released “How Deep is Your Love” in late 2015 under the moniker Harris & The Disciples.

  • Zedd’s dance hit “I Want You To Know” was one of the biggest dance hits of 2015. The track featured Selena Gomez, helping the artist hit a wider audience.

As these hits illustrate, EDM has been crossing boundaries, and collaborations with big names in pop are helping them do that. If things continue at this rate, we can expect to see even more EDM artists headlining Coachella in the coming years.

Stay posted by following Coachella on Facebook and Twitter. Check out the full Coachella lineup here.

EDM In Stereo Staff

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