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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Coachella 2022 Festival Lineup: 5 Biggest Takeaways

The lineup for the 2022 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival finally arrived late Wednesday, though its headliners — these, formerly known as Kanye West, Billie Eilish and Harry Styles — leaked in the days and hours before. were go.

And perhaps more than any pre-pandemic year, it’s a tricky lineup to assess.

There are a good number of returnees from the 2020 lineup who were not to be, 21 of them Savage, Carly Rae Jepsen and Hot Chip, although that year’s headliners – Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean – are absent.

And by 2019, we had the last Coachella, featuring a worldly and diverse mix of acts – BLACKPINK from South Korea, Jay Balvin from Colombia, Burna Boy from Nigeria – Coachella continues its global reach, featuring Asian acts is well represented.

So while there’s a lot more research to be done — some of these artists weren’t on anyone’s Coachella radar two years ago, after all — we’ll take our first pass at running the lineup through our patented InstantLineUp analyzer and see what happens by 2022. What five themes does our trusted machine offer.

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Billie Eilish will headline three nights at the Forum in Inglewood on April 6 and 8-9. (Photo by Drew A. Kelly, contributing photographer)

1. Pop RocksBillie Eilish is cool pop. Harry Styles is pop rock. And Carly Rae Jepsen, well, she’s my queen. Pop traditionally meant fluffier stuff, songs and artists that sold a ton of records. But here we’ll make the case that it’s simply music with irresistible melodies, cleverly crafted, and aimed straight at the heart of its listeners.

Some of it shakes a lot: If you’ve seen Harry Styles you know how much he loves ’70s rock, and Phoebe Bridgers does the more singer-songwriter type of low-volume rock.

There’s some introspection: Japanese Breakfast writes beautiful songs that make for strong emotional connections. Others, such as Doja Cat, whose place in the lineup is much higher now than in 2020, come from the hip-hop aspect.

If it’s a song you want to sing along to, and it makes your heart move, no matter how much it sells, we’re calling it pop.

Coachella 2022 Festival Lineup: 5 Biggest Takeaways
Filipino British indie rock singer Bebadoobi will appear at the Head in the Clouds Festival in Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on November 6-7. The festival will be broadcast live on Amazon Music. (AP Photo/Scott Garfitt)

2. 88 Rising Effect: As of 2020, 88Rising Music Company gets special billing on its 2022 Coachella lineup poster, below which is a tagline Head in the Clouds Forever, a shout-out to its celebration, growing up among the 88 general champion Asian and Asian American artists. Is.

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Scattered across the lineup are names that played the third Head in the Clouds festival in Pasadena a few months ago: among them Nikki, Rich Bryan, Joji, Bebaboobi and Japanese Breakfast.

But the diversity of the lineup goes beyond just that one company and festival. Japan’s Kyari Pamuu Pamu returns from the 2020 lineup, and heavy metal Mongolian Hu is back as well.

3. Rock or Pebble: If a Coachella 2005 time traveler happened to be on this lineup, they wouldn’t know what to make of the rock band on the poster, or lack thereof. It’s not a new trend as of now, but it seems more apparent this year with Rage Against the Machine exiting a prominent position.

You still have some good options though. British-Irish band Idol is a prolific post punk band. English electronic rock band Spiritualized will take you to some distant, groovy cloud. Australia’s King Gizzard and Lizard Wizard traffic in psychedelia. I’m looking forward to Moneskin, the Italian hard rockers who won the most recent Eurovision Song Contest.

Coachella 2022 Festival Lineup: 5 Biggest Takeaways
2011: Kanye West performs on the Coachella stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Indio (File photo by Rodrigo Pea)

4. Rap ​​Still Rules: With the former Kanye West back in the spotlight this year, rap has a prestige spot in the lineup. But the undercard is solid too: 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, Run the Jewels, Brockhampton and Lil Baby are guaranteed to draw huge crowds.

Coachella 2022 Festival Lineup: 5 Biggest Takeaways
Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington performs in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas live-to-film concert experience at Bank of California Stadium on Friday, October 29, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Drew A. Kelly, contributing photographer)

5. Fresh Facials and Oddballs: Every Coachella has a fair share of acts that you’ll really want to catch up on. They could be rising stars like Yola or Carolyn Polachek or big politicians like Fatboy Slim and Richie Houtin.

Others may not fit neatly into any mold: Danny Elfman is an acclaimed film composer and leader of the beloved and dead band Oingo Bingo. What he does at Coachella will pull off one of the biggest age ranges of any set.

Orville Peck is a Canadian fringe-masked singer – I’m there for it. Avalanches were spectacular last time they played desert – I’ll be back for them.

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