Coachella 2022 Can’t Miss Early Undercard Acts

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I am writing this while also at the same time trying to pack for Coachella 2022 this weekend (I snagged a ticket for $225 last minute even though I am also going weekend 2). Thanks Goldenvoice for the extremely late set times drop! But also thanks for adding Arcade Fire in a surprise to Friday’s schedule.

Here is a list of acts I highly recommend checking out this weekend (or next) at Coachella 2022! Full set times can be found here.


Lawrence photo by Justin Higuchi

2:25-2:55 PM at Mojave Tent

We’ve covered Lawrence a couple of times already here at Pass The Aux and they always bring the energy to their live shows. This will be their first appearance at the desert festival and they promise to make the most of it. They dropped a great album last year Hotel TV and you may have heard the song “Don’t Lose Sight” in a variety of places. They’ll get you moving bright and early at their Mojave Tent set so don’t miss it!

Photo by Danielle Gornbein

3:20-4:00 PM at Mojave Tent

I first discovered Raveena in my Spotify Discover Weekly a few years ago and she wowed us with her vibes during her Smokin Grooves set a couple years back. If you’re looking to chill out while it’s hot as fuck and to get all in your feels, this R&B singer’s syrupy vocals will wash away all your cares.


Holly Humberstone photo by Justin Higuchi

3:30-4:15 PM at Mojave Tent

The UK-born Holly Humberstone has been on my radar ever since I heard her first single “Deep End” during the early days of the pandemic. She has big Maggie Rogers potential. She can write some heartbreak ballads and has the vocal chops that put it over the top. I’m a little bummed she’s conflicting with L’Imperatrice, who I would’ve recommended seeing if it wasn’t at the same time. I guarantee Holly Humberstone walks away from two weekends at Coachella with a pack of new fans.

Arlo Parks photo by Justin Higuchi

4:50-5:35 PM at Gobi Tent

I had the pleasure of finally seeing Arlo Parks live a couple weeks ago opening up for Clairo at the Greek Theatre and she had the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand. The Brit-born singer-songwriter has a uniquely beautiful singing voice that’s hard to describe — but you feel every word that she sings deep in your soul. The production is usually sparse because her voice does so much of the heavy lifting. Her debut record Collapses in Sunbeams won a lot of awards back in the UK, for good reason. Don’t miss her midday this weekend at the Gobi Tent.


CRUMB photo by Sarah Woods

5:25-6:05 PM at Sonora Tent

I first got to see CRUMB a few years back at Desert Daze 2019 and amidst all the heavy guitars at that festival, their soft vibey brand of psych rock incorporates jazz and soul in a way that you don’t see very often. It’s quite beautiful and a perfect fit for the Sonora Tent. And not gonna lie, probably a perfect time for those psychedelics hit.


2:55-3:35 PM at Outdoor Theatre

I probably listened to Yola’s Stand For Myself record hundreds of times (thanks to getting an advance copy of it). The record was produced by The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach and it has a very rock vibe for the English singer. The title track is truly one of the best songs put together over the past couple of years. It is an absolute powerhouse that showcases her incredible vocal range — it is an ultimate pump-up jam. This will give you your second wind for the weekend. I promise.