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Harry Styles, Ye, Billie Eilish and More Headlining Coachella 2022

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Jan. 13 2022, Updated 1:36 p.m. ET

It’s been two years since Coachella brought music lovers together in the California desert. One of the most beloved festivals of the year, Coachella has been dearly missed by fans who waited in 2020 and 2021 with fingers crossed, hoping to hear they’d be able to attend. Now, however, the wait is over. Coachella is returning in 2022 and we now know which superstar artists will be headlining.

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Coachella Lineup 2022

The Coachella 2022 lineup has been announced, and as one would expect – it’s huge. With two years of nothing to show, the Coachella organizers wanted to go big and celebrate coming together again. Headliners include superstars such as Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Ye – the artist formerly known as Kanye West.

Other performers include:

  • Doja Cat
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Lil Baby
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Martinez Brothers
  • Carly Rae Jepson
  • Disclosure
  • Karol G
  • Jamie xx
  • Ari Lennox
  • Plus many, many more.

Coachella’s performances are divided into two weekends, and this year’s events will happen April 15-17 and then again April 22-24.

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Things to Know

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Coachella is a music festival, but it’s also become a culture. People who go to Coachella connect and share a love of music with one another that transcends the on-stage performances. If you’re planning on trying Coachella out for the first time – or maybe have forgotten in the past two years – here are some things you should know about the big weekends.

Sustainability: At the heart of Coachella is a commitment to sustainability and a program called For Our Planet. 2022 sees the organizers renewing and invigorating their commitment to caring for the planet, focusing on ways to manage trash and minimize environmental impact. Here are some of the ways the festival is committed to their stewardship of the planet:

  • Carpoolchella: If you fill your car with 4 or more attendees, you could win a big prize. The goal is for people to share rides to the event to minimize emissions.
  • Shuttles: as part of that goal to minimize emissions, shuttles carry around 60K attendees so they aren’t all taking their own vehicles.
  • Plant-based: Many food vendors at the event carry vegan food and all vendors are required to offer vegetarian options.
  • Water: To minimize the water needed to sustain the landscape, lawn has been replaced with other landscape options and non-potable water is used on what grass is there.
  • All single-used plastic drink containers are eliminated from festival vendors, replaced with aluminum containers. Water stations will be available for free to encourage people to refill their containers.
  • Compost: All servingware is required to be made from compostable materials.
  • Every year, Coachella examines their system and commits to new best practices. It’s a festival you can feel good about attending.
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Dining: Some of the best food vendors in the world gather for Coachella, offering fine drink and dining options that include vegetarian options. Some of the best food options include:

  • Indio Central Market: It’s a food-lovers paradise inside a massive tent offering food from 15 restaurants across the country.
  • Outstanding in the Field: Part of Coachella’s promise to foster community, it’s a long family-style table that allows guests a chance to sit down to a tasty and elaborate meal, while getting to know fellow attendees.

Art and Activities: If you’re looking for a way to pass the day while waiting for your favorite artist to take the stage, there are a variety of art activities and entertainment options to enjoy. Booths offering free activities are available, there’s a Ferris wheel, art studio, raffle, merch vendors and more. Dome also hosts a nightly dance party using headphones, so bring your glow sticks and get ready.

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GV Black: Created by host company Goldvoice’s own Black employees, GV Black is a commitment to uplifting Black artists and voices. GV Black was created out of a need for more Black representation at Goldvoice and in the music industry as a whole, and their presence at Coachella reaffirms the promise to be a festival for all. Attendees can purchase Black Lives Matter merchandise dropped through Coachella with GV Black coordination and can read about their promise to diversity and representation here.

History of Coachella

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Coachella has been a staple in the world of music festivals since 1999. The first one took place in October ’99, with palm trees on stage and a breathtaking sunset framing the promise that would become Coachella today. Coachella’s story is best told through the way different performers shaped the festival and helped create the format we all know and love.

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  • 2001: Jane’s Addiction reuinted after years apart to take the stage at Coachella. It proved that the festival had clout.
  • 2006: Daft Punk headlined this year and debuted what would be their iconic pyramid stage set. Their time on stage upped the ante on what could be done with a set stage at a music festival.
  • 2007: When Amy Winehouse was listed, she was far down the roster. However, her performance was one of the most highly attended. It suggested that people would show up en masse for not just the headliners, but performers down the billing as well. It changed the way Coachella organizers viewed their lineups.
  • 2009: Art installations have always been a part of Coachella but the standard kicked into high gear with The Serpent Mother, a sinuous art installation with fire arching over attendees.
  • 2010: Hip-hop claimed its place at Coachella when Jay-Z took the stage.
  • 2012: Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg brought back an old friend and rival: 2pac. The long-gone rapper took the stage again as a hologram, which sparked a firestorm of debate about the ethics of resurrecting a dead artist’s image without their permission – but fans loved it.
  • 2018: Beyonce became the first Black woman to headline Coachella, bringing her superstar power and over-the-top stage production to play.
  • 2020-2021: Both festivals were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s exciting to know that the festival is back and better than ever. If you’re ready to get back to the Mojave and touch home with the community you love, or if this is your first year and you can’t wait to see what the hype is about – visit this website to plan your weekend.

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