Black Coffee has been confirmed for this year’s Coachella Festival. On Sunday (April 3), the South African Disk Jockey and producer won his first GRAMMY for Best Dance/Electronic Album for his 2021 full length album ‘Subconsciously’ at live broadcast ceremony held in Las Vegas.
Coachella announced the full lineup for this year’s festival, which will see Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Big Sean, Baby Keem, Run the Jewels, Disclosure, Snoh Aalegra, Vince Staples, Isaiah Rashad, Brockhampton, Ari Lennox, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Phoebe Bridgers, and many more hit the stage.
On Tuesday (April 5), Kanye West now officially known as YE reportedly dropped out of the festival. He was scheduled to give headlining performances at both weekends of this year’s edition of the festival. Sources close to the multi-hyphenate said he decided to cancel his appearance at the fest, which kicks off Friday, April 15, per TMZ and Variety reports.
The Indio, California festival announced its dates back in June 2021, revealing that the 2022 iteration will take place on the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Coachella has been postponed four times. The original headliners of the 21st annual installment of the festival were Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against the Machine, which was originally scheduled for 2020. Last year, Ocean decided to move his appearance to 2023, and due to the recent Astroworld tragedy that happened in Houston back in November, Scott was removed from being the headliner.
According to its website, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been taking place annually at the 78-acre Empire Polo Club and is one of the “most critically acclaimed music festivals in the world.” Coachella features some of the most groundbreaking musicians and singers from all genres of music as well as displaying a “substantial selection of art installations from all over the world.”