Harry Styles will join headliners Billie Eilish and Kanye West at Coachella festivities, sources confirm Diversity, The Swedish house mafia is also expected to perform, although it is not clear whether they are the headliners. The official announcement and full lineup are expected to be released later on Wednesday.
This will be the first performance at the festival by Styles, who sources say may release new music ahead of the performance. They recently completed the largest North American tour by any major artist since the pandemic began in early 2020, although they haven’t released a new album since “Fine Line” in December of 2019 and the most recent Rumors have been rife about new music for weeks. His presence on the bill was first reported by Billboard; Diversity News of West’s performance last week.
West was a Coachella headliner in 2011 and Eilish made a stellar performance at the festival in 2019 (at 20 years old, she is the youngest artist to top the Coachella bill); SHM had previously performed at Coachella in 2012.
The festival, which is already sold out, is scheduled to take place over the weekend of April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022 at its usual location at the Empire Polo Ground in Indio, Calif. However, the alarming Omicron surge and the recent postponement of the Grammy Awards have left many wondering whether the festival will take place in April, or move – for the fifth time – to a later date.
Coachella is North America’s largest music festival and has already sold all 125,000 of its tickets per day, and the vast logistics of more than 100,000 people traveling and gathering in one place pose immeasurable potential for disease transmission. generate.
While the original headliners of this 21st installment of the festival – first announced in January of 2020 – were Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against the Machine, the festival has been postponed four times due to the pandemic. Last year, Ocean shifted its presence to 2023, and Scott was dropped from the bill in November in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, though sources reveal Diversity that his agent struggled to keep him on the bill.
The dates for the 21st Coachella were moved first from April to October 2020, then to April 2021, and then to October of that year – although the dates for October 2021 were not officially confirmed by promoters – and appeared on the festival’s website last fall . Goldenvoice rarely comments to the press and has not commented on most adjournments; Came in from the Riverside County Public Health Officer in January of last year.
Plans for an April festival are moving in full swing as the concert business began a partial return to normal activity last summer. Several major festivals, including Lollapalooza and Rolling Loud, were held without major events, although Travis Scott’s Astroworld and Once Upon a Time in L.A. Festivals in Houston both had tragedies: the former suffocated 10 people in huge crowds. It was done , while rapper Draco the Ruler was later murdered, backstage in a still unexplained incident.
The 2022 festival also sparked some controversy when it reversed its previous required-vaccination policy in favor of proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the event, though the controversy was more due to the curiously secretive way of announcing – Official Instagram story via festival – from the move itself. the sources tell Diversity That move was made more for the country-themed Stagecoach festival, which is also promoted by GoldenVoice and takes place the weekend after Coachella.