Coachella 2019 lineup announced
UPDATE: Livestream Coachella weekend 1 HERE.
Here we go: Coachella has just announced its 2019 lineup. Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande headline this year, and the lineup also includes Janelle Monae, The 1975, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Kacey Musgraves, Rosalia, Khruangbin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, SOPHIE, Tierra Whack, Beach Fossils, Yves Tumor, Kero Kero Bonito, Let's Eat Grandma, Turnstile, Solange, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Aphex Twin, J Balvin, Bassnectar, Four Tet, Christine and The Queens, Wiz Khalifa, Mac DeMarco, Sheck Wes, Ty Segall & White Fence, Smino, Idris Elba, Hop Along, Shame, serpentwithfeet, Fugazi offshoot The Messthetics, Bad Bunny, CHVRCHES, YG, Playboi Carti, H.E.R., Blood Orange, Pusha T, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kaytranada, Jon Hopkins, Lizzo, SOB x RBE, Soccer Mommy, U.S. Girls, Men I Trust, Iceage, Turnover, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Interrupters, Little Simz, and more. See the full lineup in the poster above.
UPDATE: for the first time ever, both weekends of Coachella will livestream this year.
UPDATE 2: check out 15 lower-poster Coachella acts we're excited for.
Visual artist Weirdcore teased Aphex Twin's Coachella slot before it was announced. It'll be his third U.S. show in eleven years - the last two were Houston's Day for Night festival in 2016, and Coachella 2008.
Both Tame Impala and Childish Gambino have been teasing new albums for a while. Do headlining Coachella slots mean 2019 will finally be the year they see the light of day?
Most people know Idris Elba from his acting roles, including Stringer Bell in The Wire, John Luther in Luther, and various Marvel films, but he's also a musician and DJ, and he runs his own record label, 7Wallace Music.
As we posted earlier, Kanye West, who was rumored to headline, allegedly dropped off the lineup because of disagreements with Goldenvoice over his stage setup. Justin Timberlake, who was also previously rumored to headline, rescheduled tour dates after suffering damaged vocal cords, and isn't on the lineup, either.
This year marks the festival's 20th anniversary, and happens the consecutive weekends of April 12-14 and April 19-21 at Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Presale tickets are sold out, but additional passes go on sale Friday, January 4 at 11 AM PT.