Beyoncé headlined last year to universal acclaim, and for 2019, Solange is on the stage. Late Tuesday night, Coachella announced the full lineup for 2019, and it includes some incredible names: Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande will headline the festival both weekends (April 12-14 and April 19-21).
Supporting them are a bunch of top-caliber acts, showing that the increase in diversity on the Polo Grounds last year was not a momentary blip. Janelle Monáe, Anderson .Paak, Christine and the Queens, and Khalid all have prominent placement, while recent festival mainstays like RÜFÜS DU SOL, Diplo, Mac DeMarco, CHVRCHES, and Sofi Tukker are all there, along with S.F.’s favorite indie son, Ty Segall.
Possibly the best news is that not only is Four Tet scheduled to perform, but Aphex Twin, too!
Notably, Kanye West was supposed to have the top billing for Day 1, but TMZ reported that @Ye found the standard 60-by-40 stage setup “too artistically limiting.”On his current tour, he performs on an apparatus that floats freely above the audience. (West was the replacement for Justin Timberlake, so Coachella really had to work this year.) And he does have a point: Beyoncé was practically 400 hundred feet away from the stage at one point, standing on an elevated platform.
Coachella passes go on sale this Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. Friday. This year, G.A. wristbands are $429, and the Festival Pass and Shuttle Combo is $509. VIP wristbands are $999 with $150 for parking.
Anyway, here’s the best spoof lineup we found. I hope Nancy Pelosi’s Coat and Robin Wright Killing a Man don’t overlap, ugh, it sucks so bad when that happens: