Billie Eilish, Kanye West, and Harry Styles to headline 2022 Coachella festival
The first weekend of the sold-out festival is scheduled to take place April 15-17 at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., while the second will take place April 22-24. Eilish will headline Saturday, while West (who now goes by Ye) will headline Sunday, infusing elements of his signature Sunday Services into the show.
West previously headlined the festival in 2011, while Eilish performed at the 2019 festival, making history as the youngest artist on the bill. The 2022 festival will mark Styles' Coachella debut.
This year's festival comes after two years of delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Coachella festival (as well as its sister festival Stagecoach) was previously postponed from April 2020 to October 2020, and again to April 2021, until getting canceled altogether.
The 2020 festival lineup included headliners Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and Rage Against the Machine and performers Megan Thee Stallion, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Lana Del Rey, among others, none of whom ever got to hit the desert stage.
Ocean has since been removed from the bill and is scheduled to headline the 2023 Coachella festival, while Scott bowed out in December following the tragedy at his Astroworld festival in November that left 10 concertgoers dead. Megan and Jepsen, however, will finally get a chance to make their desert debut.
It remains to be seen if this year's festival will actually move forward due to the surge of COVID-19 infections from the Omicron variant. The Recording Academy postponed the 2022 Grammy Awards due to the strain, marking the latest round of COVID-related events and performance postponements and cancellations.
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Additional reporting by Lester Fabian Brathwaite