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Coachella 2019 Lineup Revealed With Extended YouTube Live-Stream Partnership
Anticipation for the Coachella lineup seems to grow each year. Today, the wait is over, as the festival has revealed its long list of performers for the two weekend event April 12–14 and 19–21. The headliners alone are cause for celebration, with Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande earning top-line billing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights respectively.
With over 160 artists, the lineup—arranged in Coachella's now-iconic colorful desert sky show poster—is heavy on buzz artists, inlcuding 2018 breakout superstars Billie Eilish, Bad Bunny, Ella Mai, and Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee H.E.R. The bill also features a host of once-in-a-generation artists hitting full stride such as Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, and Solange.
But the list is as deep as it is lofty, with something for everyone scattered across the lineup's lower lines. For instance, experimental funk/pop outfit U.S. Girls, indie/electro R&B artist Blood Orange and dance duo Sofi Tukker all promise to ensure the dessert is as varied as it is hot.
Back to the headliners: Childish Gambino, Friday's main event, is nominated five times over for the upcoming 61st GRAMMY Awards. Known for their entrancing live shows, Tame Impala returns to the Coachella stage for the first time since 2015 and the first time ever as a headliner. On Sunday, Grande will close the weekend with the next blast of her meteoric rise over the past year. Grande also marks the third consecutive solo female artist headline at Coachella following in the footsteps of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.
The best part? You don't have to make the trek to Indio, Calif., to catch your favorite artist's set. Thanks to an expanded partnership with YouTube, Coachella will be live-streamed both weekends. This mark's YouTube's ninth year as the festival's exclusive live-streaming partner.
Tickets for Coachella go on sale Friday, Jan. 4 on the festival website, and YouTube subscribers will receive an access codes via email on Jan. 4 providing the opportunity to purchase tickets via a dedicated YouTube Music member cart. The countdown to Coachella 2019 has officially begun!