David Byrne, St. Vincent and Fleet Foxes to Play Coachella
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has revealed its lineup for 2018. The headliners will be the Weeknd, Beyonce and Eminem, and the undercard will feature performances by such acts as David Byrne, St. Vincent, Fleet Foxes and Chic.
In addition, Haim, A Perfect Circle and Portugal, the Man have high-profile slots. Coachella will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., from April 13-15 and April 20-22. You can see the full lineup at the festival's website.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 5 at noon Pacific, with General Admission and VIP passes available for the entire weekend, along with car camping, tent camping, hotel packages and other lodging options offered. Their website has complete information on pricing and a step-by-step guide on how to plan your trip.
Last year's festival was met with controversy when it was learned that Phillip Anschutz, the owner of the event's parent company, AEG Worldwide, was a major contributor to conservative causes, including those that deny climate change and supporting anti-LGBTQ legislation. Anschutz refuted the charge, calling it "fake news" and "garbage." ""I unequivocally support the rights of all people without regard to sexual orientation," he said in a statement. "We are fortunate to employ a wealth of diverse individuals throughout our family of companies, all of whom are important to us – the only criteria on which they are judged is the quality of their job performance; we do not tolerate discrimination in any form." ... [W]e have immediately ceased all contributions to such groups."