With two three-day weekends, more stages than we can keep track of, and revelers ranging from Hollywood elite to dancing dads, Coachella is the quintessential American music festival. But, it can also be a bit overwhelming. Do you spend your weekend dancing to EDM, chilling in a beer garden, or searching for the next big thing? As is usually the case, 2014's lineup is defined by its unexpected reunions, massive headliners, and up-and-coming buzzy bands. There's no way to see it all. Having the best possible Coachella experience is simply a matter of knowing where to be.
With that in mind, we've selected five performances that should be considered required viewing on your upcoming trip to Indio. Any one of these shows would make your weekend worthwhile — catching all five will make it legendary.