A Coachella Checklist

Vegas Seven maps out your festival fun

It’s that time again, music junkies, and this year’s Coachella lineup (April 15-17, Coachella.com) caters to all things hip—hippies, hipsters, hip-hoppers—and offers an overwhelming list of electronic acts. Follow us to the craziest dance parties and most happenin’ hangouts:

Roll through Vegas’ fly-est party on wheels as Down & Derby brings its roller-skating magic—along with Vegas’ own DJs Shr3d and M!ke Attack—to the campgrounds 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Thursday and 7 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Rental skates (a must) cost $5 per hour.

If you’re down with the dubstep, Friday is the day to catch Skrillex and Glitch Mob prodigy Nosaj Thing in a celebration of the new beat generation.

Prepare for some of Vegas’ reoccurring superstar DJs Fedde Le Grand, Steve Angello, and Paul Van Dyk as they release their blood, sweat and tears on the turntables in the Sahara Tent on Saturday.

Shake ’n’ Poppers, now’s your chance to sing the Duck Sauce anthem, “Barbra Streisand,” when duo A-Trak and Armand Van Helden shake the stage Sunday. Also don’t miss A-Trak’s solo set Friday or his brother Dave 1 and talk-boxer P-Thugg’s dance-til-you-drop band Chromeo.

If electro-synth and indie-rock fusion have taken over your Macbook, dont miss live performances by Cut Copy and Crystal Castles on Friday, Empire of the Sun on Saturday and Ratatat, The Presets and the Bloody Beetroots on Sunday.

Escape Indio’s heat at the coolest spot to experience electronic dance music, the Heineken Dome, where the beer runneth over and the air conditioning blasts as hard as the house-infused speakers the whole weekend. Like a mini-rave, the 21 and up Dome presents Bunny, Dirty Vegas and Donald Glaude among many more.

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