We are two weeks away from weekend 1 of Golden Voice’s Coachella Music and Art Festival. The three-day festival will host headliners, Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, and newly added artist, Lady Gaga, who took Beyoncé’s spot after her cancellation.
Coachella is known for expecting the unexpected, and Music and Other Drugs has some special guest collaborations we would love to see in the desert. Check out our top 15 guest appearances we are hoping to see at Coachella below.
Solange gave us one of the best albums of 2016, A Seat at the Table. Although we wished she were performing a full set at this year’s Coachella, we are praying she makes an appearance during Sampha’s performance for their collaboration “Don’t Touch My Hair.” Dreams come true at Coachella, so we will be on the lookout for this wonderment on stage.
Robyn and Röyskopp collaborated in 2014 on their Do It Again EP. During his set, a Robyn appearance with them performing “Monument,” or “Do It Again” would be monumental.
Anderson .Paak is no stranger to the Coachella stage. Last year, the California artist performed, in which Noisey called, the greatest performance of the weekend. This year, although he is not performing his own set, we are praying he graces the stage during Kaytranda’s set for their collab “Glowed Up.”
Drake owned 2016, and looks to be owning 2017. With the recent release of More Life, Drake is everywhere. His Boy Meets World Tour just ended, which gives the Toronto rapper/singer the opportunity to bring his vibes to the Coachella Desert. We have a few opportunities to catch Drake as he is featured on Majid Jordan’s “My Love,” and Gucci Mane’s “Both” and “Back on Road.”
Kanye West has been super lowkey, in 2017. Last year, he cancelled his Saint Pablo Tour due to many reasons, and a guest appearance at this year’s Coachella would be one of his first times back on stage. We have a strong feeling that Ye will emerge on stage, along with Schoolboy Q, during the banger “That Part.”
Rihanna surprised us during Calvin Harris’ headlining set, last year at Coachella. She came out and performed “We Found Love,” and the crowd went wild. This year, the Anti singer was featured on a ballad of sorts, along with Future. The track “Selfish” was immediately a fan favorite, and the two performing together would be a highlight of the festival. Who knows, maybe they will perform “Love Song” together?
Jay-Z is a long shot, as his wife Beyoncé recently pulled out of her Saturday headlining slot for Coachella. We can still hope, right? Jay-Z has two opportunities to grace the stage. Both Future and DJ Khaled are performing in the desert (“I Got the Keys,” “Shining”).
Justin Bieber‘s collaboration with DJ Snake, “Let Me Love You,” was one our guilty pleasures, and we sure it will be a highlight for many festival goers at Coachella. Justin Bieber, regardless of his many controversies, was part of one of the biggest hits of 2016, and the DJ Snake collaboration is a must have on the Coachella stage.
Nicki Minaj has had an incredible last two months. From her “beef” with Remy Ma, to her many collaborations, with artists such as Jason Derulo, and Gucci Mane, and releasing three of her own new tracks, the New York rapper has never performed on the Coachella stage. Drake brought out the Young Money artist during his 2015 set; however, she walked the stage, but never performed. This year, we are praying she performs her verse of “Make Love” alongside Gucci Mane. Also, we added the “Feeling Myself” gif, in hopes Beyoncé will show her face, plus……Coachella.
E-40 has created a lane of his own, musically. E-40 continues to keep the bay area flourishing with his sound, and the Vallejo rapper gave one of the dopest verses on Schoolboy Q’s “Dope Dealer.” Seeing E-40 live, would make the California Coachella experience one to remember.
Erykah Badu hasn’t performed at Coachella since 2011. This is another long shot, but we discovered her collaboration “Heaven for the Sinner” with Bonobo, and fell in love with their track. Also, D.R.A.M. has been added to the Coachella lineup, and it will be orgasmic if the two performed “WiFi” together. Erykah Badu is a favorite for Music and Other Drugs, and her appearance would be a highlight for us.
Pharrell Williams owned 2014’s Coachella stage, bringing out a host of artists from Busta Rhymes, to Gwen Stefani. The N.E.R.D. artists has a dope collaboration with Thundercat, “The Turn Down.” We will be watching Thundercat’s entire set, awaiting the magic moment to happen.
A$AP Rocky killed his performance last year at Coachella. This year, producer Mura Masa is one of the highlights for us, and seeing A$AP Rocky perform “Love$ick” is high on our wish list.
Trina‘s new song “Damn” is played daily at Music and Other Drugs. Trina has been in the rap game for a long time, and deserves her shine on the Coachella stage. Tory Lanez has the opportunity to do her justice, and perform their collaboration live in the desert.
Migos are having an incredible 2017. Their track “Bad & Boujee” hit #1 on Billboard hot 100, and their album Culture, also hit #1. The trio have a collaboration from their recent album, “Slippery” featuring Gucci Mane that knocks hard. We have waited years to see Gucci Mane live, and for our first time, we are sure he is bringing Atlanta with him.