June 27, 2022

Kanye West confirmed as Coachella pageant headliner

Kayne West shouldn’t be a stranger to being a headliner, and Coachella will likely be his newest grand stage.

Coachella confirmed on Wednesday that the prolific hitmaker will likely be headlining the annual two-weekend extravaganza set to happen on April 15-17 and April 22-24 on the Empire Polo Membership in Indio, California. It will likely be making its return after the COVID-19 pandemic compelled cancellations in 2020 and 2021.

Coachella confirmed on Wednesday that prolific hitmaker Kanye West will likely be headlining the annual two-weekend extravaganza set to happen on April 15-17 and April 22-24. (Photograph: Brad Barket/Getty Pictures)

Coachella organizers acknowledged that the 2022 occasion will likely be at full capability, with 125,000 concertgoers anticipated every day.

West will headline on Friday, April 15, and Sunday, April 24, with performances additionally scheduled by Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Ari Lennox and Vince Staples.

Billie Eilish and Harry Kinds are set to be headliners for Coachella alongside the rapper, who legally modified his identify to Ye. Eilish will take command on two Saturdays, April 16 and 23, whereas Kinds will grace the stage on two Fridays, April 15 and 22.

As well as, Swedish Home Mafia is being promoted as returning to the desert.

Coachella initially introduced their dates in June 2021, and Travis Scott was initially the headliner. Nonetheless, the “Sicko Mode” rapper withdrew from the occasion in December following the Astroworld tragedy, Selection reported. Ten folks died, together with a 9-year-old youngster, throughout Scott’s headlining efficiency in Houston on Nov. 5 after a stampede, theGrio beforehand reported. A Change.org petition asking for his elimination as Coachella’s prime star nabbed at the least 64,000 signatures.

“With the latest tragic and pointless dying at Travis Scott’s Astroworld live performance, attributable to Scott’s personal gross negligence and sheer lack of compassion for human life, we ask AEG, Paul Tollet and Goldenvoice to take away his [name] as performer in any respect of their festivals,” the petition demanded.

West’s affirmation as a substitute is one other signal that he will likely be fairly busy within the new yr. A consultant for the mogul revealed that he additionally supposed to take his skills and Sunday Service to Russia within the coming months, theGrio beforehand reported.

Ameer Sudan, West’s strategic advisor and confidant, told Billboard that Russia would develop into the rapper-mogul’s “second residence” and “he will likely be spending a variety of time on the market.”

Reportedly, West will likely be undaunted by the political and diplomatic implications of his go to. In the meanwhile, U.S. residents can solely go to Russia underneath sure circumstances. He’s mentioned to be assembly with President Vladimir Putin and plans to discover some enterprise and inventive alternatives.

“That is Ye, Ye goes to get there regardless,” Sudan mentioned. “What are they going to say? He’s going to be a particular visitor of the Agalarovs. Kanye is aware of what’s happening greater than the common human being, he’s effectively conscious of issues. And it’s nothing towards america or to trigger conflicts, however Ye is Ye — he can’t be managed.”

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