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Following a three-year interruption, Coachella finally makes its highly-anticipated return today (15 April).
Located in Indio, California, the desert festival has gained popularity over the years for its glitzy Instagram-worthy dress code and major celebrity guest sightings.
Before the pandemic shut down large-scale music events, Coachella’s 2019 top-billed performers covered the musical spectrum with Childish Gambino’s hip-hop, Ariana Grande’s pop, and Tame Impala’s alternative indie.
The biggest names in music will perform over the next two weekends. The star-studded headliners for this year’s event include Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Swedish House Mafia, with The Weeknd stepping in to replace Kanye West who pulled out last minute.
Find all the updates from Coachella as it happens below
Coachella 2022: 12 must-see artists, from Billie Eilish to The HU
Coachella makes its big return this year with a colossal lineup of incredible performers.
But with so many great bands on the bill, it’s hard to know where to start. So if you’re in Indio for either weekend, here are the 12 must-see acts, according to The Independent’s Roisin O’Connor.
The HU: Outdoor Theatre on Friday 15 April, 2:55pm – 3:55pm PT
Arlo Parks: Gobi on Saturday 16 April, 4:50pm – 5:35pm PT
Billie Eilish: Coachella Stage on Saturday 16 April 16, 11:30pm – 12:55am PT
Emotional Oranges: Mojave on Sunday 17 April 17, 3:50pm – 4:30pm PT
Rina Sawayama: Gobi on Saturday 16 April 16, 6:00pm – 6:45pm PT
Phoebe Bridgers: Outdoor Theatre on Friday 15 April 15, 9:10pm – 10:10pm PT
Dave: Mojave on Sunday 17 April, 7:15pm – 8:00 pm PT
Hot Chip: Gobi on Saturday 16 April, 10:50pm – 11:35pm PT
Koffee: Coachella Stage on Saturday 16 April, 2:00pm – 2:40pm PT
Måneskin: Mojave on Sunday 17 April, 8:30pm – 9:15pm PT
Omar Apollo: Outdoor Theatre on Friday 15 April, 5:05pm – 5:50pm PT
Rich Brian: Sahara on Saturday 16 April, 9:40pm – 10:25pm PT
Read here for an in-depth breakdown as to why these are the artists you absolutely cannot miss!
Inga Parkel15 April 2022 18:00
Coachella 2022: Set times for all of its Weekend 1 performances
“Happy @coachella set time anxiety day to all who observe,” one person joked on social media.
However, later that day, the event’s big bosses finally unveiled the full schedule.
Find the entire schedule of slated performances for Coachella’s Weekend 1, from Harry Styles’ big desert festival debut on Friday at 11:35pm PT, Billie Eilish’s Saturday performance at 11:30pm PT, Swedish House Mafia with the Weeknd’s closing day performance at 10:20pm PT on Sunday, and all of the artists in between.
A previously unannounced set from the band Arcade Fire also features on the bill, with the group playing at 6:45pm PT on the night of Friday 15 April
Inga Parkel15 April 2022 17:00
Hello and welcome to our Coachella live blog!
Jacob Stolworthy15 April 2022 16:58