Kanye West, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles Confirmed for Coachella 2022
The 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will return in April with a new lineup of performers.
In a press release sent to People magazine, the festival organisers confirmed Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Kanye West as headliners for the two-weekend concert scheduled to hold on April 15 to 17 and April 22 to 24 in Indio, California.
The 2022 Coachella lineup also includes Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Ari Lennox, Phoebe Bridgers, Swedish House Mafia and 88Rising’s Head In The Clouds Forever.
Rapper Travis Scott who was scheduled to perform at the festival, was removed from its lineup following the tragedy at his Astroworld festival that left ten dead and hundreds injured last November.
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Late last year, it was reported that the festival organisers had informed Scott’s team of their intent to remove him from the lineup and pay a kill fee for the cancellation. Reports also state that organisers also rejected the rapper’s offer to perform for free.
Last August, Coachella festival co-founder Paul Tollett announced that Scott and Rage Against the Machine would be included in the festival’s lineup for 2022, as they were set to headline the 2020 festival before its COVID postponement.
The music festival was delayed and cancelled severally during the pandemic. Scheduled for the spring of 2020 and then postponed to October 2020, the festival was once again postponed to April 2021 before it was cancelled in light of health and safety concerns.
In October, People reported that festival attendees would no longer need to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, only a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival.
However, this policy goes against the earlier safety policy set in place by the festivals’ parent company.