Festival season is finally back, meaning Coachella is set to make its grand return, and they have some A-list artists on deck. Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Kanye West (now known as just “Ye”) are set to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, who revealed their 2022 lineup on Jan. 12. EDM trio Swedish House Mafia will also be “returning to the desert” for the first time in a decade, according to the lineup poster. The headliners were first confirmed by Billboard after the 2022 lineup poster began spreading among music industry circles.
Beyond the headliners, Coachella has also booked A-list names like Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby, and Big Sean, who will perform on Friday; Megan Thee Stallion, Flume, and Danny Elfman, who will hit the stage on Saturday; and Doja Cat, Run the Jewels, and Karol G, who will help Ye close out the festival on Sunday. Other performers across the weekend include 21 Savage, Daniel Caesar, Jamie xx, Maggie Rogers, Disclosure, Brockhampton, Carly Rae Jepsen, Stromae, Anitta, Måneskin, FINNEAS, Caroline Polachek, Orville Peck, Omar Apollo, Vince Staples, and Rina Sawayama.
Coachella is scheduled for the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24. This will mark the headlining debuts for both Styles and Eilish. The lineup news comes on the back of Styles’ mega-successful 2021 Love On Tour, and before Eilish’s sold-out Happier Than Ever Tour, which kicks off on Feb. 3.
This will be West’s second time headlining the festival after his 2011 set, which is heralded as one of the most iconic sets in Coachella history. The rapper was also slated to headline in 2019, but he canceled after a last-minute dispute over his stage requests. Ariana Grande signed on to replace him and held an *NSYNC reunion (sans Justin Timberlake) during her set. West went on to perform his Sunday Service for the festival’s second weekend.
The 2022 lineup comes after two years of cancellations. Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and Rage Against the Machine were scheduled to headline the 2020 festival, before the COVID-19 pandemic forced promoters to postpone the Indio festival to October, then cancel it altogether.
The 2021 festival was called off due to the ongoing pandemic. In August, it was announced that Scott and Rage would still perform in 2022, with Ocean pushing his headline slot to 2023. However, Scott was removed from the lineup after 10 people died at his Astroworld Festival in November, and Billboard reported on Jan. 5 that Rage dropped out for unconfirmed reasons.