Kanye West, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, Run the Jewels, Japanese Breakfast, DJ Koze, and many more will perform at the festival's relaunch following cancellations and delays.
Coachella will return in April, and the festival's complete 2022 roster was released today. Kanye West (formally known as Ye), Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Swedish House Mafia will perform at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The full lineup for the festival can be found here. Coachella 2022 will be held over two weekends in April: April 15-17 and April 22-24.
Also on the bill are Phoebe Bridgers, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Danny Elfman, Doja Cat, Run the Jewels, Jamie xx, Carly Rae Jepsen, Vince Staples, Japanese Breakfast, Baby Keem, Caribou (and Daphni), City Girls, Denzel Curry, Caroline Polachek, 100 gecs, DJ Koze, Turnstile, Rina Sawayama, The festival will once again be livestreamed on Coachella's YouTube channel this year.
Following the cancellation of COVID-19, the announced headliners for Coachella 2020 included Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, and Travis Scott. Instead, Ocean will headline Coachella 2023. Scott's reputation as a headliner was called into doubt following the Astroworld 2021 incident, which resulted in the deaths of ten people.
The event was initially scheduled to take place in March 2020. The festival's organizers attempted to reschedule it for October 2020, but the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak forced its cancellation. Coachella was canceled for the first time in 20 years, and in the aftermath, AEG implemented a series of layoffs, furloughs, decreased hours, and salary cuts. Coachella was subsequently rescheduled for April 2021, only to be canceled again in January 2021 owing to continued coronavirus fears.
Coachella and Stagecoach festivals announced in October that they would no longer require complete vaccination for attendees at the 2022 festival. "After seeing firsthand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our other festivals this past month, we feel confident that we can update our health policy to allow for: Negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event OR proof of full vaccination," organizers wrote on social media. AEG, the festival's parent company, has already imposed a nationwide vaccine mandate at all of its events and sites.