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Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, and Tame Impala lead Coachella headliners

Kanye West was originally slated to headline, but pulled out over a disagreement with the stage setup

Coachella has revealed its line-up for 2019. Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala all lead the headliners, while lower on the bill are a lot of amazing acts: Aphex Twin, Solange, Janelle Monáe, Blood Orange, Christine and the Queens, Mac DeMarco, and more.

TMZ reports that Kanye West was originally set to headline the festival, but pulled out as he did not want to perform on the festival’s 40×60ft stage as he felt it was “artistically limiting”. According to a source close to Kanye, these “archaic” stages are “the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago”. The festival booked Ariana Grande as his replacement. 

Lower on the bill are some interesting names, too. Crossover stars J Balvin and Bad Bunny, K-pop group BLACKPINK, actor and sometime-DJ Idris Elba, Spanish star Rosalía, and more leftfield acts like SOPHIE and Yves Tumor are all set to perform.

The festival takes place on April 12-14, and a week later on April 19-21, at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 4, at 11am PST via Coachella’s website.

Check out the line-up below.