Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s official 2022 program has been revealed by Billboard after two years of postponements and cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Coachella 2022 will not be canceled, according to Goldenvoice, who also revealed the entire lineup for April 15–17 and 22–24. The event will be headlined by Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Ye, and will be held for the first time since 2019.
Coachella 2022 Dropped Travis Scott
The announcement comes almost two years after the 2020 edition — which was set to include Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean as headliners – was repeatedly postponed due to the epidemic. Scott and Rage Against the Machine will no longer headline Coachella 2022, according to Billboard.
Scott was dropped from the schedule following his November Astroworld concert, which resulted in 10 deaths and several injuries due to a crowd crush. Coachella would have been his first performance since the festival, which has resulted in legal battles for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Rage had requested to be removed from the Coachella 2022 roster, according to Consequence, and the event had been scrambling for a third headliner up until days before the announcement.
Along with Eilish, Styles, and West, the lineup also has Run the Jewels, Joji, Doja Cat, Danny Elfman,21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, Big Sean, Phoebe Bridgers, Daniel Caesar, Lil Baby, and more.
Furthermore, the festival has not been immune to COVID-19 worries, with the current Omicron variation leading to a spate of postponed and canceled shows.
Coachella 2022 sparked outrage when it changed its previous mandatory vaccination policy for evidence of a negative test 72 hours before the event.