Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival: The Weeknd, Eminem & Beyonce to Headline Coachella 2018

12 January 2018

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. It was co-founded by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen in 1999, and is organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live. The event features musical artists from many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are the: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and Sahara Tent; a smaller Oasis Dome was used in 2006 and 2011, while a new Yuma stage was introduced in 2013 and a Sonora stage in 2017.

The 2018 festival kicks off on April 13 and then wraps up weekend two on April 22.

We already knew Beyoncé would be heading to Indio, California, this April -- thanks to her cancellation at last year's festival because of her pregnancy -- but the two-weekend festival has now confirmed The Weeknd and Eminem as her fellow headliners.
In addition to the three headliners, some notable artists on the bill include red-hot rappers Cardi B and Post Malone, R&B torchbearers SZA and Miguel, and newly minted rock hitmakers Portugal. The Man.

When Beyoncé was told by her doctors to skip Coachella last spring, Lady Gaga filled in as a replacement headliner and Queen B promised to hit the desert for the 2018 festival.
The Weeknd first performed at the festival in 2012, long before he was topping the Billboard Hot 100. Eminem, meanwhile, will make his Coachella debut atop the Sunday lineup.

Visit the official Coachella 2018 website at 

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