UPDATE: The Coachella 2019 lineup is here.
Coachella's 2019 edition happens April 12-14 and April 19-21, and the lineup is due to be released at any time. Childish Gambino, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West have been rumored as headliners this year, but TMZ reports that Kanye is out. According to multiple sources they spoke with, Kanye's team couldn't come to an agreement about a stage for him to perform on. He considers a traditional 60x40 foot stage "artistically limiting," a source told TMZ, saying, "these 40x60 stages are so archaic. It's the same type of stage on which Shakespeare's works were performed hundreds of years ago." Coachella producer Goldenvoice allegedly wouldn't allow modifications of the stage, or its removal, for Kanye's performance; after that, TMZ says "negotiations fell apart," and "Kanye passed."
At Tyler the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw festival, Kanye and Kid Cudi performed as Kids See Ghosts in a suspended glass box (Lorde later accused them of stealing her design). Kanye has used floating stages before, and a source told TMZ that he wants to continue to give "groundbreaking performances" after his 2016 Saint Pablo tour.
We previously speculated that The 1975 will appear on the 2019 Coachella lineup; meanwhile, Aphex Twin may be on it as well. Weirdcore, the artist behind Aphex Twin's visuals, posted a teaser on Instagram, featuring Aphex Twin's logo overlaid with the Coachella logo as you can see below:
Stay tuned for the actual Coachella lineup.