Wednesday, May 18 2022

Have your selfies ready and your comfiest shoes ready, because the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2022 lineup has arrived. Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye (the artist formerly known as Kanye West) and more lead the stacked lineup, taking place in its dual weekend format from April 15-17 and April 22-24 April.

Longtime Coachella favorites the Swedish House Mafia are also featured as an adjacent headliner, listed as “Returning to the Desert” on the poster, although it’s unclear when or if the trio will perform on the festival grounds. Other reserved acts include pop heavyweights like Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage and Doja Cat.

But, as always, don’t overlook lesser fonts, which include left-wing favorites like Spiritualized, The Avalanches, DJ Koze, black midi, and Yard Act, as well as longtime KCRW favorites like Caribou, Finneas, Chicano Batman. , Cuco, Omar Apollo, Disclosure and BADBADNOTGOOD. A list of our top artists of 2021 is also featured throughout the lineup, including Arlo Parks, Arooj Aftab, Floating Points, The Marias and IDLES.

Following: Best of 2021 from KCRW Music

The festival, which takes place at Empire Polo Field in Indio, has been postponed four times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the 2020 and 2021 editions canceled entirely.

Goldenvoice’s country music-centric Stagecoach Festival will once again take place the weekend after Coachella at Empire Polo Field, April 29-May 1. Stagecoach announced its lineup, featuring headliners Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Luke Combs, in July.

Both festivals will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event for entry.

After two brutal years of upheaval and disruption for the live music industry, Coachella’s 2022 slate features notable changes from its last announced lineup in 2020, for which Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean were to be on the first page. Coachella co-founder Paul Tollet said in August that Rage and Scott would lead the line-up in 2022, while Ocean would return to headline the festival in 2023. In December, however, Scott was reportedly absent from programming after the fatal Astroworld festival. tragedy in Houston and a subsequent online petition calling on Goldenvoice and Tollett for Scott’s removal.

If all goes according to plan, 2022 will mark the 21st edition of Coachella. The Desert Gathering was founded in 1999 as a two-day event catering to underground and alternative musical tastes. In the years since, the event has become a global pop phenomenon, attracting over 250,000 attendees and grossing over $100 million.

The first wave of Coachella 2022 tickets sold out soon after the festival announced its new dates in June. Presale for another batch of tickets for Weekend 2 will go on sale Friday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. PST. For ticket information and more, head to the Coachella website.

Check out the full Coachella 2022 lineup below. Good hunt!


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