Following Kanye West’s departure, The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia will headline Coachella
Two days after Kanye West’s decision to cancel his headline set at the Coachella music festival was confirmed, two new musicians have been announced as his substitutes.
The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia have been announced as the new headliners at Coachella, replacing Kanye West.
Coachella 2022 begins next week, but despite the disappointment of Kanye West’s decision not to appear, the festival has quickly found two successors. He’ll be replaced by The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia.
The Weeknd previously appeared at Coachella in 2018, and Swedish House Mafia was originally set to perform this year, but they will now share the evening headlining slot. This year’s Coachella takes place on the weekends of April 15th-17th and April 22nd-24th.
Meanwhile, reports are circulating that Kanye is planning his own music festival, which will feature him and other A-list artists. After the Coachella news came out, a lot of his friends and family started talking about what kind of music event he might do in the future.
Kanye West announced his departure from Coachella just days after winning two Grammys for Best Rap Song and Best Melodic Rap Performance at this year’s event.
While the specifics are still unknown, the first reason was supposed to be that he couldn’t come to an agreement on a stage design that would fit his performance ideas.