It almost feels surreal but after two long years of interruptions, cancellations, and setbacks, Coachella is back on again for 2022. It looks like we’ve just had a peek at the headliners lighting up the desert this year, too.
Though the full lineup for the double weekend festival in April is yet to officially drop, it’s been reported that Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Ye (FKA Kanye West) and Swedish House Mafia are slated to take the biggest sets across the festival.
Per Billboard, an alleged leaked Coachella 2022 poster started doing the rounds online on Wednesday (a true classic of the lineup rumours genre) and they confirmed the headline acts with a source who knew the important deets. It’s all a bit “sources say” so please take it with a grain of salt if you desire.
If that’s true then hell, we might get better luck running the gauntlet to the US to see Harry Styles instead of whenever he’s planning to reschedule his 2020 Aussie tour.
View this post on Instagram
Both Billie Eilish and Ye performed at Coachella in 2019, with Billie pulling a frankly absurd crowd at her Saturday evening set, and Ye curating his first-ever public Sunday Service on the Easter Sunday that year.
In December it was reported that Travis Scott would no longer be headed to the dusty valley — after being pinned as a headliner for the canned 2020 festival. That decision came after petitions called for him to be removed from the lineup after the Astroworld tragedy in November last year.
Fellow 2020 headliners Rage Against The Machine have not yet been slated to play the festival, and Billboard reported back in August that Frank Ocean was set to headline Coachella in 2023 instead. Please for the love of God let this mean that he’s releasing a new album this year.
Despite the world falling apart at the seams, Coachella Festival is expected to return to the plains just outside of Palm Springs on April 15-17 and 22-24. Fingers crossed it doesn’t get pushed back for the umpteenth time, and we get the pleasure of watching the live stream in comfort from the couch again.
UPDATE: January 13, 4pm
Well, would you look at that? Like clockwork, the official Coachella lineup has dropped and the reports were bang on the money.
View this post on Instagram
Joining the headliners is an absolutely stacked lineup of artists, including a very healthy contingency from Australia. Artists and bands like Amyl And The Sniffers, Sampa The Great, Dom Dolla, Skegss, Flume and The Chats will be hitting the stages across the two massive weekends. You beauty we love to see that.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will also be making an appearance at Coachella 2022, and I truly hope the desert is ready for that mind-bending and time-turning experience. If they thought Tame Impala back in 2019 was a psychedelic trip, they ain’t seen nothing yet.
Without further ado and in alphabetical order, here is the entire Coachella 2022 lineup for your pleasure (and deep envy).
Full Coachella 2022 Lineup
Amyl and the Sniffers
Carly Rae Jepsen
88rising’s HEAD IN THE CLOUDS FOREVER
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
girl in red
Giselle Woo & The Night Owls
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Louis The Child
Mariah the Scientist
Megan Thee Stallion
Purple Disco Machine
Run The Jewels
Sampa The Great
Swedish House Mafia
The Blessed Madonna + Honey Dijon
The Martinez Brothers