Festivals — January 2, 2018 at 9:11 pm

David Byrne and 164 other musical acts to play the Coachella festival this year

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival unveiled the mammoth lineup for its two-weekend extravaganza this April, a bill that features legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and 164 other musical acts, some whose names are written in really, really small type.

This year’s festival — set for April 13-15 and 20-22 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. — will be headlined by The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem, with second-liners that include Byrne (with his weird new stage set-up?), St. Vincent, Haim, Vince Staples, Portugal. The Man, Jamiroquai, Post Malone, Migos, The War on Drugs, A Perfect Circle, Cardi B, Fleet Foxes and more.

Also on the bill, in increasingly smaller type: the reunited Belly, plus Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Jean-Michel Jarre, Perfume Genius, Angel Olson, X Japan, Priests, Kamasi Washington, Japanese Breakfast, Helado Negro, Chromeo, Soulwax, King Krule, Ron Gallo, Alvvays and a ton more.

Check out the full lineup via the poster below or head over to coachella.com.




  1. Scott R Stalcup

    Line-up reminds me of a joke: How did the hipster geologist lose a hand? He touched volcanic rock before it was cool.

  2. Michael Bird

    So I can see great new bands from 300 yards away, or I can go see them in club shows where they will get infinitely more money from my patronage, the drinks will be cheaper, and I won’t have to walk around some coked up sorority waif in a Native American headdress shouting at her Adderalled boyfriend for forgetting their Dr Bronner organic hemp oil suntan lotion. Also, who gives a fuck about Beyonce.

    And no, I didn’t forget the question mark. It was rhetorical. Because no one who isn’t a soccer mom with several thousands of dollars invested in various designer brands of yoga pants gives a single fuck about Beyonce.

  3. Meh, 4 bands/artists I would want to see…

  4. All of these comments are spot on.

  5. jason fawcett

    Total crap !!

  6. Ryan Maloney

    Buy my tickets? Please. Ha ha ha. Alt-J…amazing live but more for an inside venue. Michael Bird…you are absolutely right. We look forward to the in-between shows now that it’s two weekends. The lineup is certainly evolving or I’m getting older and out of touch…”reality” sets in.

  7. HalloweenJack

    This festival just gets worse.

  8. Phew… am I glad I live on the other side of the Atlantic.

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