The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is entering its 20th year as the world’s most famous and profitable music festival – and what better way to celebrate two decades of record-breaking success than with a killer lineup?
Let’s start with the headliners:
Childish Gambino – the musical alter ego of Donald Glover – is slotted to hit the stage for the first day of the festival on April 12 and again on April 19. Earlier last year, Glover made headlines with the release of his socially-conscious hit single “This Is America.” The track debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the most-streamed and top-selling song in its week of release. Glover wrapped up his fifth and final headlining tour, the “This Is America Tour,” as Childish Gambino with a pair of back-to-back sold-out shows in Los Angeles in December 2018.
Tame Impala – the guitar-heavy, psychedelic pop/rock project formed by Kevin Parker – will headline day two on Saturday, April 13 and again on April 20. It’s been a slow yet steady year for Parker, who is still riding the wave from his incredibly successful 2016 album, Currents. The last few months have seen him working on collaborations alongside artists like Travis Scott, John Mayer, SZA, and Theophilus London. Parker took to social media to share the news of the upcoming festival, also hinting that more new music may be on the way, captioning his photo “New year. New shows. New sounds.”
Ariana Grande – the T.V.-star-turned-pop-sensation – will bring her talents to the stage on Sunday, April 14 and again on April 21, closing out the festivities as Coachella 2019’s final headlining act. It’s been a whirlwind year for Grande, whose international chart-topping album Sweetener was followed by the release of her record-breaking single, “Thank U, Next.” The track reached the number one spot in 13 countries and the Top 10 in several more, breaking a string of records including the most plays in a single day by a female artist on Spotify. “Thank U, Next” is the lead single for Grande’s upcoming fifth album of the same name, which fans can expect to drop sometime this year.
Who else will be there?
Solange, Kid Cudi, Aphex Twin, Janelle Monáe, the 1975, Pusha-T, Blood Orange, Diplo, Weezer, Kacey Musgraves, Rosalía, Yves Tumor, SOPHIE, Mac DeMarco, Idris Elba, Jon Hopkins, Kaytranada, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, Playboi Carti, Let’s Eat Grandma, Bad Bunny, Sheck Wes, Gesaffelstein, J Balvin, Tierra Whack, 070 Shake, and JPEGMAFIA are just a few more top-billed names you can expect to see hitting the stage at the Empire Polo Club in Indio this coming spring.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place each year in Indio, CA in the Coachella Valley. This year’s event will be held April 12-14 and April 19-21. Are you ready to join the fun? Check out our insider's guide on everything you need to know about the Coachella experience, from food to parking.