The countdown to Coachella is on. The famous music festival is just a week away from kicking off. If you haven't already booked your trip to California, time is running out.

After skipping last year's performance due to her pregnancy, Beyoncé is headlining the music festival. The other big headliners include Eminem and The Weeknd. There's no point in just showing up for the headliners, though.

Here are the best under-the-radar performers to check out at Coachella this year.

Alison Wonderland

She's more than a witty homonym for a Disney classic. Just this week, she released her second studio album.

She's been named one of the 100 best DJs in the world by DJ Mag. She's come out with renowned remixes for hit songs including "What Do You Mean?" and "New Rules." She'll be performing on the Friday schedules at Coachella.

Greta Van Fleet

This Michigan rock band is quickly gaining critical acclaim. Consisting of three brothers (and a drummer), their song "Highway Tune" topped several rock charts in 2017. They've opened for Bob Seger and performed at the behest of Elton John. Some have even compared the band to Led Zeppelin, including Robert Plant. They'll crank their tunes on the two Saturdays of Coachella.

Kali Uchis

Another artist using Coachella to promote a new album, in this case, her debut.

The Colombian-American singer saw her profile boosted by a collaboration with Daniel Caesar, which was nominated at the Grammys. She's already performed on "The Tonight Show," but this will be her biggest festival appearance. "After the Storm" is currently her biggest single from "Isolation," her debut record. Check her out on the Fridays.


Sigrid started getting some recognition last year. Her song "Don't Kill My Vibe" charted in four countries. She's set to release her second EP in just over a month, titled "Raw." She was also named "Sound of 2018" by the BBC. Sigrid is next up and Coachella fans can see that for themselves on the Saturdays of the festival.

Tank and the Bangas

Perhaps you caught their NPR Tiny Desk Concert? If not, you probably should - it won the award for best one in 2017, particularly their performance of the song "Quick." Their spontaneous style has drawn comparisons to the legendary Phish. They aren't a band that releases a lot of music - their lone studio album came out five years ago - but they're a must-watch in person. The New Orleans natives will be performing on the Fridays of Coachella.