Hip-hop has its hold on Coachella for another year. Eminem and The Weekend will join Beyoncé as the headliners for the three-day music festival, which spans two weekends in April. The music and arts festival, a 99,000-capacity event, will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. once again.
The Beauty Behind the Madness singer kicks off Coachella weekend on Fri., April 13 and 20. While this will be his first time headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, The Weekend has performed twice before. Vince Staples, SuperDuperKyle and fellow OVO member Belly, among others, will step on the stage to perform before The Weeknd closes out the night on both Fridays.
When Beyoncé hits the stage on Sat., April 14 and 21, Tyler, The Creator, Post Malone, Blackbear, Brockhampton, WizKid and Flatbush Zombies, to name a few, will also perform as supporting acts. Bey is no stranger to the Coachella stage. Seven years ago, she surprised the crowd when she showed up onstage to perform with her husband JAY-Z.
Closing out the three-day festival on Sun., April 15 and 22 is Marshall Mathers, who came out as a guest during Dr. Dre’s set in 2012. The likes of Migos, Cardi B, French Montana, 6lack, Kamaiyah, DeJ Loaf, Princess Nokia, Noname, Jidenna and Shady Records’ signees Westside Gunn and Conway are set to take the stage as well on the same days.
In December, talk of Em, Abel and Bey headlining Coachella began. The three artists didn’t confirm reports they’d be gracing the stage, but after Beyoncé cancelled her headlining set last year due to her pregnancy, it was clear she was coming back in 2018 to make it up to her BeyHive.
Last year, tickets for the lauded festival sold out in three hours. Tickets for the 2018 Coachella lineup go on sale Jan. 5 at 12 p.m. PST. Head to Coachella.com to get details on how to purchase passes.