This year's lineup, announced Thursday morning, is led by chart-topping blues rockers
Primavera looks to be the one (if not the only) major festival thus far to land a reunited Sleater-Kinney on its bill. The trio's comeback album "No Cities to Love" has earned universal acclaim, and their famously searing live sets (driven by tom-crushing drummer Janet Weiss) have been sorely missed on festival stages.
The fest scored some unexpected whole-album sets as well.
Perhaps an even more ambitious project is composer Peter Gordon's live reprisal of Arthur Russell's instrumental arrangements. Russell, the avant-garde cellist and experimental disco pioneer, wrote a number of pieces to be performed in an orchestral setting, and this billing could set an example of how to present a broader range of sounds that aren't quite so pop or party-inclined at mainstream festivals.
And if you're looking for some familiar faces, Los Angeles acts performing include Tyler, the Creator, Health and Kelela. The festival takes place May 27-30, and if you haven't maxed out your credit cards on Coachella jet travel, it looks very much worth the trip.