Randall Roberts of The Los Angeles Time writes that the lineup for the 2018 Coachella Music and Arts Festival was announced earlier today, with Canadian R&B singer the Weeknd, pop diva Beyoncé and Detroit rapper Eminem headlining.
Now in its 19th year as a festival, the Goldenvoice–promoted Coachella Music and Arts Festival will take place over two weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22, and this year marks the first time a rock act hasn’t headlined. Also featured will be rapper Tyler, the Creator, experimental pop guitarist St. Vincent, the breakout R&B singer SZA, sibling trio Haim and the wildly popular New York rapper Cardi B. Veterans taking the stage will include former Talking Heads singer David Byrne, British beat band Jamiroquai, prog-metal band A Perfect Circle and disco-funk producer Nile Rodgers and Chic.
The shift away from rock and booming EDM has most benefited rap, which will be represented through artists including “Rock Star” rapper Post Malone, respected Long Beach artist Vince Staples, the Atlanta trio Migos, ascendent collective Brockhampton and upstart Princess Nokia.
Still, there will be guitars, and they’ll be carried in by members of bands including the War on Drugs, Alt-J, Priests, Fidlar, Fleet Foxes, Cherry Glazerr and the Regrettes.
Remaining passes for Coachella go on sale Jan. 5 at noon PST on the Coachella Site, at http://www.coachella.com. General admission passes are $429, while VIP wristbands cost $999. Prices include all taxes and shipping fees.
To read Randall Roberts original article, courtesy of The Los Angeles Times, please visit: http://beta.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-coachella-2018-lineup-features-the-1514946210-htmlstory.html