Announced just yesterday, the Coachella music festival released details of its upcoming debut weekend. Kicking off the first weekend of music (from April 14 through April 16) across seven different stages, an estimated 60+ performances will take place an hour after doors open at noon. Performances on opening weekend include: headliner Radiohead, the xx, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Phantogram, Glass Animals, BANKS, D.R.A.M., Stormzy, Dillion Francis, Gucci Mane, Little Dragon, S U R V I V E, headliner Lady Gaga, Future, Schoolboy Q, Bon Iver, Majid Jordan, headliner Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Future Islands, and dozens more.
When Coachella weekends were first announced, the show expected to draw incredible numbers this year due to Beyoncé. But weeks after announcing her second pregnancy with twins, Parkwood Entertainment (in conjunction with Coachella producer Goldenvoice) announced that Beyoncé, under the advisement of her doctors, had withdrawn from the festival. “Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding,” the joint statement read. Soon after, Lady Gaga was added as a headliner of the 2017 festival, rounding out an incredibly successful 2017 for the artist so far.
For all those who couldn’t make the Indio, California festival, Coachella will live stream 51 of its performances — including headliners Kendrick Lamar’s and Radiohead’s sets as well as the xx, Bon Iver, Lorde, Schoolboy Q, Future, Father John Misty, Gucci Mane, and Bon Iver, among others — beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 14.