SAN DIEGO — Will the third time be the charm for the world's largest and most lucrative annual music festival?
After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio has finally announced its full 2022 lineup.
Word of the headliners — Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Harry Styles and Swedish House Mafia — leaked out over the past week. But the full list of performers for the festival, which will be held April 15-17 and April 22-24 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, was only announced Wednesday evening.
The lineup, which is the same each weekend, will see Styles headline on April 15 and 22, Eilish on April 16 and 23 and West (who now is billed as simply Ye) and Swedish House Mafia on April 17 and 24.
Other confirmed artists range from Megan Thee Stallion, Flume and Doja Cat to Phoebe Bridgers, Run The Jewels and Banda MS. The lineup also includes Spirtualized, Karol G, Fatboy Slim, Danny Elfman, Arlo Parks, 21 Savage and the Tijuana-based Grupo Firme, which specializes in dance-happy nortenas, ranchera and banda music.
The full roster of 2022 Coachella performers appears below.
Many fans who had prepurchased three-day ticket packages for the canceled 2020 and 2021 Coachella festivals opted to hold onto their passes for this year's edition. As a result, passes for Coachella's first 2022 weekend are no longer available.
However, there is a waiting list at coachella.com for those wishing to buy tickets for the second weekend, for which the presale began Friday. Prices range from $449 for a three-day general admission pass to $1,049 for a three-day VIP package.
Car camping prices range from $102 to $266, while the price for tent camping is also $102 for the weekend. Lake Eldorado Lodge and ticket packages range from $2,331 to $3,411 for two people.
The most upscale VIP and lodging package, in air-conditioned safari tents with concierge services and other amenities, cost $9,500 for two people, plus service fees.
Wednesday's announcement of the 2022 Coachella lineup is the latest chapter for Coachella, which is produced by AEG/Goldenvoice. The 2020 edition was postponed from April to October because of the pandemic, then canceled altogether. So was the 2020 edition of Stagecoach, the annual country-music festival that AEG/Goldenvoice holds at the same Indio site the week after Coachella.
Early last year, the 2021 editions of both festivals, which had been planned for last April, were also canceled because of the pandemic.
The two consecutive cancellations of Coachella in 2020 and 2021 led to some shifts in the festival's headlining slots.
The bill for the festival's 2020 iteration was scheduled to be topped by Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and a reunited Rage Against The Machine.
They were rescheduled for the 2021 festival, but Rage dropped off the bill altogether while Ocean opted to take one of the headlining slots for the festival's 2023 edition. Scott, meanwhile, was dropped off the lineup following the death of 10 attendees at his Astroworld festival in Houston on Nov. 5.
That opened the door for the addition of Eilish, Styles, Swedish House Mafia and West, who also performed at the festival in 2011.
More information on this year's Coachella festival is available on the event's website: coachella.com.
The complete 2022 Coachella lineup, in alphabetical order, is as follows:
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
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