Beyoncé is returning to headline Coachella, just like a queen ascending to her rightful throne
One year after dropping out of Coachella due to her pregnancy, Beyoncé will finally make the trek out to Indio, California, to headline the 2018 festival alongside The Weeknd and Eminem in April.
The “Formation” singer was initially scheduled to headline the 2017 Coachella Festival alongside Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar, but was replaced by Lady Gaga in February after announcing her pregnancy with twins Rumi and Sir Carter, who were born in June. Alongside the announcement that she wouldn’t be performing at the 2017 show, the official Coachella Facebook page confirmed that she would be headlining in 2018.
"Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding."
But with yesterday’s lineup release, Queen B is officially back to finish what she started, alongside a very stacked group of supporting artists.
The festival, which features the same lineup for two weekends in April, will see The Weeknd headline the Friday show, with Beyoncé holding court on Saturday, and Eminem closing out the show on Sunday. Joining the trio are SZA, St. Vincent, Vance Joy, Miguel, Post Malone, Cardi B, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, HAIM, Migos, and Tyler, the Creator.
While nothing else has been confirmed regarding the performances, fans are already speculating the setlist and potential guests for each of the three headliners. While Beyonce has kept a relatively low profile since giving birth to the twins in June, she is featured on a number of tracks in 2017, including the remix to “Mi Gente” and a duet rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”. And, as always, fans would faint at the prospect of a Destiny’s Child reunion in the desert.
Meanwhile, Coachella goers are also hoping that Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Eminem make surprise appearances during each other’s sets, as they’ve each collaborated at one point or another. It’s safe to say April can’t come soon enough.