7 Artists That Would Perform At Coachella If We Had Our Way

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For those who’ve been living under a rock, Coachella is happening in California right this second and it’s that annual music and arts festival that features performances from some of the best rock, indie, hip hop and electronic artists around. Unfortunately, they don’t have too many… um, teen friendly… acts this year. Which made us think – who would perform at Coachella if we got to choose the acts? Read on to see who we picked! Oh, and for the haters, we’re including some vids of the songs to totally prove they’d fit right in. #Teenhella FTW!

Jonas Brothers
It’s been a while since the JoBros performed on-stage together. They’ve all been off doing their own thing and have grown up a lot. So we think if they reunite, they could totally fit in with some of the other rockers – just check out their stripped version of their song “World War III”!

Nicki Minaj
We don’t know how Nicki didn’t get an invite. She is hip hop, people! We’d love to see her add her, uh, bizarre touch to the festival, and she could even join up with David Guetta, since he’ll already be there!

Katy Perry
“West Coast represent, and put your hands up!” Coachella is in California, Katy sings “California Gurls”… this is another pretty obvious one. But we’d make one minor adjustment to her usual set – make everything acoustic! Coachella has a lot of indie artists, and Katy has a real indie sound to her voice when she performs without all the special effects. Don’t believe us? Exhibit A:

The Wanted
Okay, we may be a bit biased since we’re basically obsessed with The Wanted, but hear us out. They’re really diverse. If the festival needs more rockers, they could totally do that. But they can sound indie too! We thought we loved “Glad You Came” before, but we may like this acoustic version even more…

Justin Bieber
We don’t necessarily think Justin is right for Coachella… but his hip hop alter-ego, Shawty Mane, is! The Biebs has gotten a lot of praise for his rapping skills, and “Boyfriend” totally makes us think he’s ready for the big leagues. Do you agree?

Jessie J
Jessie is super underrated. Most of her songs may be a bit too pop for Coachella, but we’re sure she could find a way to change them up a bit! Plus, we think “Domino” would be an awesome song to jam to live.

Honestly, how can you have a festival with a ton of awesome electronic music artists, and not invite Redfoo and SkyBlu?! And they strip down to their underwear in pretty much all their shows anyway, so they’ll already be prepared for the Cali heat.

Which of these artists would you most want to see perform at Coachella? Check out the festival’s full lineup right here, and tell us — who else that’s not on the list would be awesome?

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  • Elle

    These lineup suggestions are terrible. Coachella always has amazing bands that are definitely teen friendly. Most bands who play actually put more creativity into their lyrics and music and aren’t blunt with it. This is really not ok.

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  • Oh Darling

    Coachella is all about featuring indie artists that don’t get much exposure! The artists listed above are all manufactured and mainstream. What an overrated and cliche article.

  • brenna

    How is the Coachella lineup not teen friendly? I love the music they have there and anyone with good taste and an open mind that goes past what’s mainstream would too. Do you not understand Coachella at all?

  • Naomi

    What? No. Absolutely not. Whoever wrote this article doesn’t know the true essence of Coachella. The artists that you mentioned are way too mainstream and way too manufactured. Seriously? The Wanted? Justin Bieber??? Katy Perry?

    P.S.- The lineup this year at Coachella is so good. I wish I could go.

  • nick

    What the hell? You obviously dont know Coachella if you had the balls to put this shit up. They make sure artist like that dont perform because they way too mainstream with no creative talent. Ruins the whole vibe of the concert you asshole.

  • Really?

    I have no idea how I got to this website but you guys have no idea what Coachella is about. The people that go to this festival definitely would not want artists like the ones listed above. Save them for the MTV awards

  • Sam

    The Wanted and Justin Bieber!