The Weeknd, Beyoncé, and Eminem to Headline Coachella 2018

Coachella has just announced their 2018 lineup, and we can confirm it’s one to get excited about! The Weeknd, Beyoncé, and Eminem are slated to headline the music festival that will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California over the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22.

Last year’s festival saw Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, and Lady Gaga as headlining acts, the latter stepping in to take Beyoncé’s place when she cancelled her performances as advised by her doctors. She was currently pregnant with twins Sir Carter and Rumi. Beyoncé has been a confirmed headlining act for Coachella 2018 since the cancellation was announced in February 2017. The Weeknd will be returning to Coachella after he was a surprise addition to the lineup last year, while Eminem will be making his Coachella debut this year.

The lineup also features several breakout acts from 2017, including fierce female acts SZA and Cardi B, rapper and singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar, and rock band Portugal. The Man. Other fan favourites include girl band HAIM, rappers Post Malone, Tyler the Creator, Migos, and French Montana, and alternative star Hayley Kiyoko. See the full lineup of acts below.

If you don’t see your favourite artist on the list, don’t give up hope just yet! Last year, The Weeknd, Diddy, French Montana, and more were announced as surprise acts while the festival was already in full swing! There are still over four months before Coachella rolls around to kick off festival season, so there’s plenty of time for surprises.

Passes for the 19th Annual Coachella music festival will go on sale on Friday, January 5th at 12pm PST.

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Written by Annemarie Cutruzzola

Canadian arts & culture writer and journalism student.