Hopefully you already have your Coachella tickets, because it was just announced that Harry Styles, Ye (aka Kanye West), Billie Eilish, and Swedish House Mafia have all been locked in for the (sold out) 2022 festival. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which hasn’t put on a show since 2019 because of COVID-19, rescheduled and eventually canceled the 2020 and 2021 events. But the popular festival, held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, is slated to be back in action over two weekends this April. Finally!
Billboard confirmed the acts with a source close to the festival after rumors began circulating about who would be performing. The canceled 2020 show was scheduled to host Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean as headliners, but Billboard had previously confirmed that Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott wouldn’t be involved in this year’s festival (especially after Scott’s Astroworld tragedy). Additionally, Frank Ocean has been bumped to the 2023 festival.
Supposedly Ye will headline the Sunday event (no doubt bringing Sunday Service to Coachella) with Eilish tentatively scheduled for Friday, Billboard reported last week. At the time, Swedish House Mafia was a potential headliner, but organizer Goldenvoice was evaluating their options before confirming. Now with Styles in the mix, it’s likely he may take the last headline slot to round out the lineup.
The last time the festival was on, it was headlined by Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande (who was the youngest headliner ever, NBD). Assuming Billboard’s announcement of the confirmed acts for this year is true, it’ll be Styles’ first time on the Coachella stage, but not for Eilish or Ye. Eilish performed at the 2019 festival, and Ye headlined the 2011 festival.
The music festival is planned to take place during the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio. We’re still waiting to see who else will be on the lineup, but we’re already sold with just this announcement.
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