The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced the lineup for the 2022 edition on Wednesday, January 12, and new acts have been added, with a significant number of artists remaining aboard the Coachella 2020 line-up.
With the postponement of the 2020 festival due to the coronavirus pandemic, some changes in the program were to be expected.
The most notable differences are the headliners: Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean have been booked for 2020. Instead, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Ye (formerly Kanye West) will headline the festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on April 15. -17 and 22-24 April. There is also the addition of Swedish House Mafia, which is not yet charged for any particular day on the 2022 poster.
Of the 178 artists announced for this year, 107, or just over 60%, were on the Coachella 2020 poster. The 2020 poster featured 175 artists. (Note: Although 88rising has been listed under individual days of lineup on the 2020 and 2022 posters, we do not count this in the total for both years as individual 88rising artists are depicted elsewhere on the poster.)
Some of the biggest returning names include Megan Thee Stallion, Run the Jewels, Doja Cat, Carly Rae Jepsen, Danny Elfman, Disclosure, Joji and Madeon.
However, there were also other notable names from 2020 conspicuously absent from the 2022 poster, including Calvin Harris, Charli XCX, Lana Del Rey, DaBaby, FKA Twigs, Lil Nas X, Lil Uzi Vert, and Rex Orange County.
On the visual arts side, it looks like the lineup is the same as in 2020, with installations from Architensions, Do Lab, Newsubstance, Cristopher Cichocki, Kiki van Eijk, Los Dos, Estudio Normal, Robert Bose and Oana Stanescu.
These artists from the 2020 lineup are scheduled to perform at the 2022 festival:
Amyl and the sniffers
bad not good
Carly Rae Jepsen
fat thin boy
girl in red
Giselle Woo and the night owls
King Gizzard and the Lizard Sorcerer
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Louis the child
Mariah the scientist
Megan you stallion
Run the Jewels
Sampa the Great
The Martinez brothers