Coachella unveils 2018 set times, and the conflicts are inevitable
Over the next two weeks, the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will lay host to the 19th annual Coachella. Now, organizers have unveiled what fans have all been waiting for: the set times. As always, there are conflicts, and this year, they’re giving festival-goers more than a few tough choices — but when great music is on the table, how can there not be.
For example, The Weeknd is closing out Friday, and he’ll be delivering his stellar new material in what surely promises to be an unmissable installment, but his performance meets conflicts with both Jamiroquai and REZZ’s late-night sets. Not to mention that earlier that same night, attendees face the decision between Maceo Plex, Jean-Michael Jarre, Eprom, Alison Wonderland, and Soulwax. Though hopping around is always an option, that strategy proves difficult for even the most dedicated of music fans.
Saturday presents the same struggle. While Coachella may not have booked many superstar DJ acts, save for ODESZA or Kygo, its dance undercard is hot. Attendees will have to pick between Dirtybird’s FISHER, Busy P, the great Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Ekali, and Django Django, all within the same relative time span.
Sunday proves to be a difficult day to navigate as well. Fans can freely move from Jamie Jones to Barclay Crenshaw, though that means they’ll miss Eminem and ODESZA. Earlier in the evening, for example, one could catch the beginning of Sacha Robottti, but that means they’ll miss Ardalan and the end of Petit Biscuit. It’s more than safe to say attendees have some tough choices ahead of them.
See the full set times below. Coachella is sold out, but many of the performances will be streamed live on YouTube.