LOS ANGELES • This time, there isn’t a being pregnant to cease Beyonce from headlining Coachella.
The celebrity pop singer, Eminem and The Weeknd have been tapped to headline the most recent version of the influential and profitable music competition, marking the primary time that no rock act will probably be among the many foremost sights.
Coachella, which made its debut in 1999, takes place within the desert of southern California over two successive weekends in April with equivalent line-ups for every.
The competition – held from April 13 to 15 and April 20 to 22 – marks the primary concert scheduled by Beyonce since she had twins in June together with her husband, rap mogul Jay-Z.
She was attributable to headline Coachella final 12 months, however was changed with Lady Gaga after medical doctors suggested her to not carry out so late in her being pregnant.
Coachella can also be the primary full concert on the books for Eminem for the reason that top-selling rapper launched his newest album, Revival, final month.
The Weeknd, the Toronto R&B singer whose profile has rapidly grown prior to now few years with hits equivalent to Can’t Feel My Face and I Feel It Coming, has carried out beforehand at Coachella however by no means as a headliner.
The line-up news comes amid rising indicators that conventional rock bands are shedding their cultural dominance within the United States. Hip-hop for the primary time made up the vast majority of nominations for Album of the Year within the newest Grammys.
But Coachella will nonetheless function loads of rock acts, largely with an indie bent, together with The War On Drugs, alt-J, Haim and Portugal. The Man.
The competition will mark the debut of French digital icon Jean-Michel Jarre whose luxurious gentle reveals rank among the many largest concert events in historical past. He toured the US for the primary time solely final 12 months.
Other outstanding performers embody Talking Heads legend David Byrne, who has indicated he plans to release new music this 12 months, and Cardi B, a New York rapper who scored a breakaway hit final 12 months with Bodak Yellow.