Bring some of the Californian experience to your doorstop.
Perhaps one of the most famous international festivals, California based Coachella recently announced their 2018 lineup. Already noted for its switch away from amplified rock bands towards pop and urban, the event is causing quite a stir ahead of its two weekends in April.
Topped this year by Beyonce, The Weeknd and Eminem (none of which are at the time of writing confirmed to play UK shows), the lineup brings some of the biggest names in music together in Indio, Cali.
Coachella blends together established household names such as HAIM, Migos, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, alt-J and more, with emerging talent such as SZA, Jorja Smith, and Tash Sultana. Despite its shift in styles this year, the festival bill still covers a huge range of music, including jazz and world.
For the full experience it’s time to book those tickets over the United States to really go for it, but for those looking to bring some of the Californian experience to the UK we’ve trawled through the huge lineup to discover which Coachella bands are playing shows this side of the Atlantic.
Check out the huge list below, including when and where you can catch them.
The Atlanta based hip-hop / R&B crossover will be touring the UK in January 2018. They’re heading to Manchester, Birmingham and London very soon. [Tickets]
A Perfect Circle
Recently reunited, and with new track Disillusioned under the belt, A Perfect Circle play London and Manchester in June. [Tickets]
Indie rockers Alvvays will appear at Coachella on the two Saturdays, as well as touring the UK in February 2018 including a stop at London’s Roundhouse. [Tickets]
Rising to fame here in the UK with her cover of Oasis’ Half The World Away, AURORA takes to Coachella on the Sundays, and plays a special London show on the 27 February 2018. [Tickets]
Afropolitan house pioneer Black Coffee will delight festival fans on the Fridays, as well as London fans at the Troxy on Saturday 27 January 2018. [Tickets]
Trying to classify Carpenter Brut is a pointless exercise. The genre-destroyers bring their distinctive sound to Coachella on the Fridays, and the UK in March 2018. [Tickets]
The soulful Daniel Caesar will be bringing his vibes to the UK for a tour in February 2018, including two nights at London’s KOKO. [Tickets]
Homegrown rising star Declan McKenna finds his place on the Saturday billing for Coachella, as well as headlining UK shows in April 2018. [Tickets]
Preparing to release new album Marble Skies, Django Django brings their quirky indie to the UK at the end of February 2018 and into March. [Tickets]
First Aid Kit
On the verge of releasing new album Ruins, folk-pop duo First Aid Kit play on the Saturdays at Coachella, and during February and March in the UK. [Tickets]
Electro producer from San Francisco Giraffeage (real name Charlie Yin) takes to Coachella on the Sundays, as well as London’s Jazz Cafe on on Wednesday 7 February 2018. [Tickets]
Greta Van Fleet
Michigan rock and rollers tour the UK in March and April, in the build up to playing the stateside festival on the two Fridays. [Tickets]
Birmingham house star Hannah Wants will be touring the UK in March 2018, including appearing at Ministry Of Sound in London, before embarking for the United States. [Tickets]
Brooklyn based Highly Suspect will be bringing their swagger filled rock to California at Coachella, and will be warming up with a UK run in January and February 2018. [Tickets]
R&B duo Ibeyi released their debut full-length album Ash last year, and will be headlining London’s Electric Brixton on the 28 February 2018. [Tickets]
Glasgow’s Jack Revill, under the guise of Jackmaster, will team up with Kornel Kovacs at London’s XOYO for the Artwork Residency on the 16 February 2018. [Tickets]
British breakthrough singer-songwriter Jacob Banks, the first (then) unsigned act to appear on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, will tour the UK in late March ahead of taking to Coachella the following month. [Tickets]
Releasing her latest album Glasshouse last year, British singer Jessie Ware will lead a full headline tour in March before heading to the States. [Tickets]
British rising star Jorja Smith is set to play some UK headline shows before making her way to Coachella, including London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. [Tickets]
Techno pioneer and renowned DJ Joseph Capriati will join Carl Cox in Belfast on Saturday 23 June 2018 following his appearance at Coachella. [Tickets]
Ending 2017 on various Best Of lists for her debut full-length Take Me Apart, Kelela will be playing headline shows in the UK in February. [Tickets]
Producer Kygo will lead into his Coachella appearance, playing high up the bill on the Fridays, with some huge UK shows, including at London’s O2. [Tickets]
Louis The Child
Chicago duo Louis The Child take to Coachella on the Saturdays, before which they tour the UK in February including a headline show at London’s XOYO on the 21 February 2018. [Tickets]
Mild High Club
The cleverly titled Mild High Club deliver LA based funk. As well as appearing at Coachella, they will be joining King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at the O2 Academy Brixton on the 21 February 2018. [Tickets]
Danish electropop sensation MØ will be touring the UK right up to her appearance at Coachella. Her tour includes a headline show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on the 4 April 2018. [Tickets]
Japanese four-peace Otoboke Beaver take to Coachella on the Saturdays, and bring their rapid sound to the UK in April 2018. [Tickets]
Berlin DJ Peggy Gou will join Carl Cox, Joseph Capriati and more in Belfast at Ormeau Park on the 26 June 2018. [Tickets]
Stateside rock-pop hybrids PVRIS are set to bring alternative vibes to Coachella, before appearing at both Slam Dunk Festival and Community Festival in the UK. [Tickets]
US rapper and producer Russ arrives in the UK in March ahead of taking to Coachella on the Sundays. [Tickets]
Norwegian rising star and one to watch Sigrid prepares for world domination in 2018, including a huge UK headline tour in March. As well as playing Coachella, Sigrid is also one of our New for 2018 acts. Find out more here. [Tickets]
Having wowed with a special album show at O2 Academy Brixton last year, one of Coachella’s biggest stars St Vincent returns to the UK to support Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at All Points East. [Tickets]
Australian upstart Tash Sultana will play Coachella on the Saturdays, but UK fans can catch her at the O2 Academy Brixton later in the year. [Tickets]
Injecting punk into Coachella, Los Angeles based The Bronx will be playing a handful of UK shows this month, including a free London show at The Black Heart. No tickets for the London date, just turn up before it’s full. [Tickets]
The War On Drugs
Chilled out psychedelic infused rock courtesy of The War On Drugs will sit perfectly in the Californian desert, but also when they support The National at their All Points East show in the UK later this year. [Tickets]
21 year old singer-songwriter and producer Tom Misch will tour the UK in early March, before taking to Coachella in April. [Tickets]
One of the biggest commercial successes taking to the festival, Vance Joy will be headlining shows across the UK in March 2018. [Tickets]