(L-R): Childish Gambino performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rapper Pusha T performs during the debut of his residency on June 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Solange performs during the HBO Bessie 81 Tour in LA on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images for iHeartMedia), Ethan Miller (Getty Images), Maury Phillips (Getty Images for HBO)

It’s that time again—Coachella is back for 2019 and we have a new round of artists faced with having to follow up the cultural impact known as Beychella.

The annual music and arts festival posted the flyer for the lineup all over its social media accounts on Wednesday night.


Childish Gambino will be headlining the grand opening night on April 12, with a followup on April 19.

Pusha T, Solange, and Janelle Monáe are also slated to perform. Will Pusha T surprise the crowd with a Drake appearance? We shall see.

Anderson .Paak, who is definitely having himself a moment, will be bringing in the festival on the two Fridays, as well.


The most magic flautist you’ll ever see, Lizzo, will also be performing with the grand finale lineup.


Other notable names expected to take the stage in Indio, Calif., are Kid Cudi, Virgil Abloh, Ella Mai, Wiz Khalifa, H.E.R., Blood Orange, YG, Khalid, and Playboi Carti.

You know who won’t be there? Kanye.

The Ye rapper couldn’t close a deal with Coachella over stage design because he believed the traditional 60x40 foot stage to be “artistically limiting,” per TMZ. The negotiations did not go in his favor as the production team behind the festival, Goldenvoice, declined to alter the stage in any format.


Plus, Billboard has confirmed Coachella will continue its pact with YouTube to livestream the first weekend performance, but has also expanded its partnership for the second weekend as well. This will be the first time YouTube has offered an official livestream for the second weekend.

Remember when we all cozied up on our couches with snacks to cuss out Post Malone for refusing to take his dust and go for Beyoncé and subsequently witnessed the marvel known as Beychella?


Then, we were salty and scrambling for footage when Bey and her black ass band decided to do it again, but this time in pink.


YouTube will also curate playlists as the official playlist partner for the festival.

Coachella 2019 will take place on the weekends of April 12-14 and April 19-21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Passes are now available for purchase at Coachella.com.

Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.

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