Saturday 19 October 2019

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala to headline Coachella 2019

Childish Gambino performs (John Salangsang/AP)
Childish Gambino performs (John Salangsang/AP)
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US singer/songwriter Ariana Grande attends Billboard's 13th Annual Women In Music event at Pier 36 in New York City on on December 6, 2018. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)
Childish Gambino is among those headlining Coachella 2019 (Ian West/PA)

Keiran Southern

Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande will headline Coachella 2019.

The annual music festival, one of the largest and best known in the world, takes place in Indio, California, over two weekends in April.

It typically attracts some of the biggest names in music with previous headliners including Guns N’ Roses, Lady Gaga and Drake.

Beyonce was the main attraction last year. On Wednesday organisers revealed this year’s headliners, with rapper Childish Gambino, AKA Donald Glover, set to perform on both Fridays, Australian rock band Tame Impala to perform over two Saturdays and pop star Grande to appear on both Sundays.

Other artists scheduled to appear include British group The 1975, rapper Kid Cudi and singer Janelle Monae.

DJ Snake, Diplo, Ella Mai, Jaden Smith, Solange, Weezer, Wiz Khalifa, Khalid, Zedd and Pusha T are also slated to perform.

It had been reported Kanye West was in negotiations to headline before talks broke down over disagreements about the stage.

Shortly after the headliners were announced, Grande tweeted to say she was “humbled”.

She said: “humbled and excited as all hell @coachella thank u.” Grande added a cactus emoji.

Coachella takes place in the desert city of Indio and has its roots in a 1993 concert by Pearl Jam, though the first official festival took place in 1999.

The 2017 festival attracted 250,000 people, according to organisers.

Tickets for the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, which will take place on April 12-14 and April 19-21, are set to go on sale on Friday.

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