Start planning that Californian getaway, mates. The 2018 Coachella lineup is here, and it is absolutely mammoth.
We all knew that Beyoncé was incredibly bloody likely to feature as one of the festival’s headliners, after she dropped out of last year’s iteration due to a severe case of baby growing. But today’s extremely low-key announcement confirms it: The Queen Bey is finally headed to Indio.
Beyoncé serves as the headliner on the festival’s prominent Saturday slot, closing out the middle day of proceedings after the likes of HAIM, Tyler the Creator, alt-J, Post Malone, and Fleet Foxes take the stages before her.
But Coachella isn’t resting on its laurels, with today’s announcement revealing fellow headliners The Weeknd and Eminem will anchor the fest’s Friday and Sunday night lineups respectively.
The festival lineup is, as you’d expect from a Coachella, stacked from top-to-bottom. Friday will see the likes of SZA, Kygo, Jamiroquai, St. Vincent, Vince Staples, Soulwax, Bleachers, Perfume Genius, Tank and the Bangas, and a whole heap more perform.
Meanwhile the extended Saturday lineup will also see Chromeo, Angel Olsen, Jungle, BROCKHAMPTON, Highly Suspect, The Bronx, and First Aid Kit perform, among others.
The festival closes out on Sunday with a similarly huge list of artists, which sports ODESZA, Portugal. the Man, Migos, A Perfect Circle, Cardi B, Miguel, King Krule, French Montana, FIDLAR, Princess Nokia, and Noname all featuring prominently.
Australia will also be well represented at Coachella this year, with Vance Joy, Alison Wonderland, Tash Sultana, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever all set to make the trek over to inland California this coming April.
Seriously, there’s too many artists to list individually here. You’re better off scouring the official lineup poster for yourselves.
Start pinching the pennies, mates. It’s a hot one.
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2018
Coachella 2018 takes place over two weekends in April.
You get info on tickets (though chances are they’ll be a bit spenno) via the official festival website.Image: Getty Images / Larry Busacca