June 26, 2022

The Weeknd tapped by Coachella to switch Kanye West

On Thursday, Coachella introduced that The Weeknd will exchange Kanye West as its Sunday headliner, as reported by Variety. This can be The Weeknd’s third time acting at Coachella, and his second time as a headliner.

The information comes after West dropped out of his slot to carry out because the headliner on April 17 and 24. Neither West nor his camp has given a public rationalization for his departure. The Weeknd is being paired with home music trio Swedish Home Mafia, who have been already scheduled for the pageant.

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The Weeknd poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on Could 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Picture by Wealthy Fury/Getty Photos for dcp)

They’ve been frequent collaborators previously. Final October, the singer appeared on the trio’s single “Moth To a Flame.” Swedish Home Mafia, in flip, produced two songs on The Weeknd’s new album, Daybreak FM.

“I’m so trying ahead to this second with Swedish Home Mafia and The Weeknd ending out the Sunday evening slot this 12 months,” stated Paul Tollett, president/CEO of Coachella promoter Goldenvoice. “Coachella has a particular relationship with [The Weeknd] and I’m so grateful to have this upcoming efficiency with these iconic artists all on the identical stage.”

Though the California pageant has secured the “Sacrifice” singer, Page Six reviews the deal practically fell by means of. A supply says The Weeknd threatened to tug out if he didn’t obtain the identical cash that West was on account of make.

The 24-time Grammy-winning rapper/producer was supplied $8.5 million for his efficiency however Goldenvoice allegedly was solely providing The Weeknd a fraction of that. However confronted with the probability of one other headliner dropping out, the deal in the end went by means of and The Weeknd can be on the schedule.

He joins pop stars Harry Types and Billie Eilish as 2022 Coachella headliners. Types will carry out the Thursday exhibits on April 15 and 22, whereas Eilish will headline the Friday exhibits on April 16 and 23. The Sunday invoice contains acts like Doja Cat, Run The Jewels, Ari Lennox, J.I.D., Denzel Curry, and Vince Staples.

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