The lineup for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival has been announced, and tickets to the popular event are already gone — they went on sale January 10 and sold out in two hours and 37 minutes. If you were lucky enough to snag a spot at Coachella 2014, here’s a list of the most anticipated acts to hit the California desert stage from April 11 to 13 and 18 to 20.
You couldn’t walk outside without hearing this 17-year-old Kiwi during 2013. The infectious and unavoidable “Royals” maintained its throne at the top of the charts for weeks. The song, which criticizes the materialism that’s frequently praised in pop and rap music, doesn’t sound like it was written by a teenager — Lorde is no Rebecca Black. Lorde doesn’t take off her clothes in public, isn’t afraid to critique fellow pop stars, and comes off as smart rather than outrageous or desperate for attention. Here’s hoping for more female singers like her.