As first revealed by Variety, the Coachella festival has officially moved to April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022, according to an announcement from promoter Goldenvoice. The country themed Stagecoach festival will follow the two Coachella weekends, on April 29-May 1.
“Our desert homecoming is officially set for April 2022: weekend one will take place on April 15-17, 2022 and weekend two on April 22-24, 2022,” the announcement reads.. “Our advance sale begins this Friday, June 4th at 10am PT. More time to plan and more time to pay for your passes over time with our flexible payment plan options. Information about flexible payment plans and more at coachella.com.”
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Moving onto the Stagecoach festival, “Stagecoach is back in the saddle! Save the date for April 29-May 1st, 2022 for our next get together. Be the first to find out about the advance sale right around the corner at stagecoachfestival.com.”
As usual, headliners were not announced; they are customarily revealed early in the new year.
YouTube has also returned as Coachella’s livestream partner.
“We’re back and thrilled to be partnering with Goldenvoice for the 10th year to live stream the iconic Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on YouTube,” YouTube said in a statement. “As the world’s biggest virtual stage, we are more excited than ever to celebrate live music and to bring two weekends of extraordinary performances to music fans around the world.”
2020’s scheduled headliners were Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean, along with Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Run the Jewels, Lil Uzi Vert, Rex Orange County, Megan Thee Stallion, BIGBANG, Flume, Thom Yorke, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Danny Elfman, DaBaby, Summer Walker, Daniel Caesar, FKA Twigs, Marina, Louis the Child, Ari Lennox and many more. The lineup for that edition of the festival, while never took place, was roundly criticized for its low number of female artists.
The new dates mark the fourth time the Coachella, which takes place over two weekends at the Empire Polo Ground in Indio, Calif., have been rescheduled due to the pandemic: first from April to October 2020, then to April 2021, and then October, although the October dates were not officially confirmed by promoters. Coachella regularly sells out its 125,000 per day tickets immediately.
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