Tons of big-name acts playing Southern California's mammoth Coachella music festival have also scheduled Bay Area dates.

The A-list includes Bryan Ferry, Queens of the Stone Age and Haim.

Yet, the Lana Del Rey show might be the most highly anticipated show of the bunch.

Fans just can't wait to see this fabulous torch singer -- who rarely tours -- take the stage.

If her performance is anywhere near as striking as her moody, cinematic chamber-pop albums then folks clearly won't be disappointed.

Lana Del Rey performs Friday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $45, www.ticketmaster.com.

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Amazingly talented singer-songwriter-pianist Rufus Wainwright returns to the Bay Area for two shows.

Wainwright performs Saturday-Sunday at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Lucy Wainwright Roche opens both shows.

Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $49.50, www.ticketmaster.com.

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Also worth checking out: U.K. alt-rock band The 1975 performs Thursday-Friday at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Show time is 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25, www.livenation.com.

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Lana Del Rey performs at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Lana Del Rey performs at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) (Chris Pizzello)