Dangerous Bunny, BLACKPINK and Frank Ocean had been introduced as headliners for the 2023 iteration of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Pageant. The trio of acts are definitely history-making and, within the case of Ocean, long-anticipated, which makes it the right time to look again at Coachella’s many headliners all through historical past.
Based in 1999, the very first Coachella passed off on the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., with Beck, Software and Rage Towards the Machine topping the lineup. And for the following decade, the competition turned a go-to vacation spot for rock followers because the likes of Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Coldplay and The Remedy delivered memorable headlining units from the California desert.
By the early 2010s, hip-hop heavyweights had turn out to be synonymous with the competition, with Jay-Z and Kanye West every dominating a headlining slot in, respectively, 2010 and 2011. The next 12 months introduced collectively an all-star present for hip-hop heads led by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, who had been joined by particular visitors Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar and a holograph of the late Tupac Shakur.
The tone of Coachella modified without end, although, in 2017 after Woman Gaga was named a headliner alongside Radiohead and Lamar. Mom Monster’s arrival to the Empire Polo Membership attracted a wholly new kind of festivalgoer, as Little Monsters flocked to the desert to witness a 90-minute spectacle that included hits throughout every of the celebrity’s eras simply months after she headlined the 2017 Tremendous Bowl halftime present, in addition to the debut of latest tune “The Remedy” for the event.
The next spring, Beyoncé reworked Coachella into Beychella with a history-making set documented for her 2019 live performance movie Homecoming and its companion stay album. In 2019, Ariana Grande took over for Arichella, even trotting out four-fifths of *NSYNC for a boy-band reunion years within the making. After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, Coachella got here roaring again to life in 2022 due to headliners Harry Types, Billie Eilish and Swedish Home Mafia with The Weeknd.
Click on by Billboard‘s gallery of previous Coachella headliners under.