These are our picks for the 5 best DJ sets at the festival

There was a variety of electronic music at the 2024 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, including a mix of prominent older names and younger names on the rise.

Each electronic music set was also accompanied by impressive lighting and visual effects. From strobe lights to mesmerizing graphics, the visual components of the performances perfectly complement the music, making it enjoyable for fans.

Here are the five best electronic music sets we saw over both weekends.


It is not the first time that this French electronic music duo has performed at the festival. Justice performed at Coachella in 2007 in the same lineup as Daft Punk, and again in 2012 and 2017. Each performance was a highlight of the festival and reflected its growing fame. This time, Justice returned with a stage production on a larger scale than a cross logo and rock ‘n’ roll theme with 3D lighting and moving light structures.


British electronic dance music duo Orbital returned to Coachella for the first time since 2010. The Hartnoll brothers performed with lights on their heads, sometimes making them appear like robots, and delivered a dynamic techno and trance set that highlighted socio-political and environmental issues. . An example of this was the 2022 collaboration with Sleaford Mods, ‘Dirty Rat’, which was performed early in the set.

DJ ValFleury

Liberian-born DJ Val Fleury, the first performer on stage at the Sahara tent on Friday, may have performed to a small crowd enjoying the shade and cooler temperature inside the tent, but her mix of house music with techno from the ’90s was musically enjoyable, and she celebrated her Liberian culture during her final song, “Lone Stars,” while waving a Liberian flag.


French DJ and producer Gesaffelstein, who performs in a costume and mask that makes him resemble a statue, played a catchy but abrasive set at the Buitentheater both weekends. His stage production with strobe lights, lots of fog and his equipment stands seemed like something out of a horror movie accompanying the repetitive and bass-heavy music.


During her performance in Weekend 1, Canadian singer Grimes faced many technical problems, resulting in a disappointing show. She rebounded and gave a better performance during Weekend 2. Grimes also responded to the negative comments and criticism she received from online haters about her DJ skills and performances. She started her performance with a video of a breaking news story about her disastrous set. The video included footage of her screaming during her performance and a number of scathing social media posts, some of which came from X, the social media platform owned by her ex (and the father of her children), Elon Musk.

Well done, Grimes.

This story contains previous reporting by Desert Sun reporter Ema Sasic.

Brian Blueskye is the Desert Sun’s arts and entertainment reporter.