Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator and ‘Say So’ singer Doja Cat have been announced as the headliners of this year’s Coachella Festival. The music event, which takes place annually, is held in the Coachella Valley of the Colorado Desert and will also see Lana Del Rey and a reunited No Doubt take to the stage.
The announcement was made on January 16 via the festival’s website and confirmed the many online rumours. Other artists featured on the official lineup include Ice Spice, Lil Uzi Vert, Skepta, Tyla, Tinashe, Lil Yachty, Coi Leray and more.
Although the festival usually takes place in Colorado, this year’s Coachella will take place on the weekends between April 12th and 14th and April 19th and 21st at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The tickets will go on presale starting January 19th.
Last year, Coachella fans were sorely disappointed when Tyler, The Creator’s reunion with Frank Ocean was cut short after Ocean rudely pulled out of his second-weekend performance after a disappointing first set that began an hour late.
Following the uproar, Ocean and his team released a statement reading, “It was chaotic. There is some beauty in chaos. It isn’t what I intended to show, but I did enjoy being out there, and I’ll see you soon.”
The music publication Pitchfork later unveiled that Ocean had suffered a “serious ankle injury” while riding a bike around the Coachella festival grounds just days before his big show.
Pop-punk band Blink-182 was called up as his replacement, and Frank dedicated roughly a quarter of his 80-minute set to a “rave mix” from DJ Crystallmess and later lip-synced some of his own songs, including ‘Nikes’ and ‘Nights.’