Always a kaleidoscope sound of mainstream’s unpredictable palette, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has set its 20th return to the famous desert valley between April 12-14 and April 19-21. More than 150 acts will grace Indio’s infamous stages, with a promising show of anthems coming from Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande, respectively at the top of the lineup.
As musical scopes broaden in the age of the internet and quality in fans’ tastes follow suit, artists like Tierra Whack (a dynamic superstar creating her own lane), BLACKPINK (the most celebrated K-Pop girl group in modern times), and Bad Bunny (Latin America’s biggest hip-hop artist today), have deservedly received a coveted invite to the Coachella desert. In addition, dvsn, Ella Mai, Jauz, Maggie Rogers, J Balvin, Billie Eilish, Playboi Carti, Soccer Mommy, H.E.R. and Smino will all be making powerful debuts.
While the world catches up to whatever the youth seems to be up to these days, Coachella strives to be ahead of the curve as artist revelations come about. For instance, hours before the festival announced its official lineup, a special spotlight was given to three of this year’s artists via Twitter, which garnered a proper rumble before the grand reveal.