By Amanda Wicks
Coachella, which begins on Friday, April 15th, always features great surprise guests, especially in its first weekend.
Here are the six surprises guests we’d most like to see at Coachella this year.
Zedd + Kesha
Following a judge’s ruling that Kesha could not break her contract with Sony Music Group, Zedd became one of several producers offering to record with the artist. While Kesha never publicly responded to Zedd, it would be great to see her provide a set of live vocals while he spins. Could this be the start of a promising working relationship for the pop star and producer?
A$AP Rocky + A$AP Ferg
Both are members of the A$AP Mob, so the two rappers performing together might not seem like anything new. They’ve both been featured on each other’s tracks–like A$AP Rocky’s “Get High”–and they could easily do a fun collaboration. Plus, the two appeared as cats in a recent episode of HBO’s animated series Animals, there seems like there’s some potential to perform that track live in costume or with some cool video.
Chris Stapleton + Justin Timberlake
Stapleton and Timberlake performed two songs at the 2015 CMA Awards to an enthusiastic audience. Since Timberlake is rumored to be working on new music that could include both pop and country tracks, this could be a chance to hone his Nashville sound with one of the genre’s biggest names at the moment. Plus, it could set the stage for Stapleton’s inevitable appearance on Timberlake’s new album.
Ice Cube + N.W.A.
Following the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where they declined to perform) and their immensely successful biopic Straight Out of Compton, it makes sense that N.W.A. should reunite during Ice Cube’s set at Coachella. They could even up the ante and invite Kendrick Lamar onstage to handle Eazy-E’s parts.
Guns N’ Roses + Izzy Stradlin
As long as we’re talking reunions, why not dream big. Guns N’ Roses‘ former rhythm guitarist, Stradlin isn’t a part of Guns’ reunion tour, but if he were to show up, Coachella fans would go nuts.
Calvin Harris + Taylor Swift
As of March, the couple have officially been dating for a year. It’s safe to say that Harris has been teaching Swift a thing or two about EDM. The pop star posted a cute video on Instagram asking where the bass drop was while she and friends were out at a club. Not only would her appearance at Coachella be the most talked about music event of the week, but it could lead the way for a future collaboration with her sweetie.