Breaking Down the Coachella 2020 Lineup

Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean, and Travis Scott headline the iconic festival.

Breaking Down the Coachella 2020 Lineup

By

Aaron Chan

1/2/2020 11:50 PM

The lineup for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2020 is out and it's a massive spectacle. Booked for the weekends of April 10-12 (sold out) and 17-19, Coachella once again announces big returns, massive reunions, respectable middle acts, and the biggest names of last year and next.

As reported earlier by the band's instagram in October, the Rage Against the Machine reunion takes the top bill for night 1. It's a genius if not timely booking for the current climate going into election 2020. Confirming rumours, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean take the headlining slots for nights 2 and 3 respectively, with the famously flakey Ocean expected to close the festival. Frank Ocean has previously cancelled headlining slots at Primavera Sound, Sasquatch!, FYF, and Hangout. Expect new albums this quarter.

Elsewhere a who's who of hot modern acts and out of left field booking occupies the subsequent lines of the poster and there's a lot of fantastic stuff here. FKA Twigs, Meghan Thee Stallion, BROCKHAMPTON, black midi, IDLES, Lil Uzi Vert, Chicano Batman, Summer Walker, Flume, 21 Savage, Mura Masa, DaBaby, Weyes Blood, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Floating Points, and Snail Mail are among the 177 acts playing the festival.

Noname, despite recently tweeting that she is done with touring due to a racial imbalance in her audiences is set to play Day 3. Legendary film score composer Danny Elfman is sure to bring a full orchestra and terrific visuals for a large attendance of family vacationers while simultaneously appeasing the people on acid who are going to explode when he plays "The Simpsons Theme".

Asian wave is taking over the culture with k-pop group BIGBANG taking a highly coveted position on the second line of day 1, while Hatsune Mikune, a virtual anime hologram or software voicebank that's opened for Lady Gaga in the past sits on the fourth. Featured at the bottom of the poster is mass media company 88rising's Double Happiness concert series featuring Rich Brian for Saturday.

Toronto is also very well represented here with great local acts like PUP, Caribou, Orville Peck, Jessie Reyez, and BADBADNOTGOOD occupying middle lines and Daniel Caesar occupying a second bill.

Don't miss the live stream on weekend 1.

and here's the alphabetical:

(Sandy) Alex G
100 gecs
21 Savage
88rising's Double Happiness
Adam Port
Alec Benjamin
Ali Gatie
Altın Gün
Amber Mark
Amyl and the Sniffers
Anitta
ANNA
Anna Calvi
Ari Lennox
Aya Nakamura
BADBADNOTGOOD
Banda MS
beabadoobee
Beach Bunny
Beach Goons
Bedouin
Big Sean
Big Wild
BIGBANG
Bishop Briggs
black midi
Black Pumas
Black Coffee
BROCKHAMPTON
Calvin Harris
Caribou
Cariño
Carly Rae Jepsen
Cashmere Cat
Channel Tres
Charli XCX
Chelsea Cutler
Chicano Batman
Chris Liebing
City Girls
Code Orange
Conan Gray
Crumb
Cuco
DaBaby
Damian Lazarus
Daniel Caesar
Danny Elfman
Daphni
Dave
Denzel Curry
Detlef
Disclosure
Dixon
DJ Koze
DJ Lord
Doja Cat
Dom Dolla
Duck Sauce
Duke Dumont
Ed Maverick
ela minus
Ellen Allien
Emo Nite
Emotional Oranges
Epik High
Erick Morillo
Ezra Collective
Fatboy Slim
FKA twigs
Floating Points
Flume
Fontaines D.C.
Frank Ocean
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Friendly Fires
GG Magree
girl in red
Giselle Woo & the Night Owls
GRiZ
Guy Laliberté
Hatsune Miku
Hayden James
Hot Chip
IDLES
Inner Wave
J.I.D
Jai Wolf
Jayda G
Jessie Reyez
Joji
Kim Petras
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Koffee
Kruder & Dorfmeister
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Kyle Watson
Kynda Black
L'Impératrice
Lana Del Rey
Lane 8
Lauren Daigle
Ленинград (Leningrad)
Lewis Capaldi
Lil Nas X
Lil Uzi Vert
Lost Kings
Louis the Child
Luttrell
Madeon
Malaa
Mannequin Pussy
Mariah the Scientist
Marina
Masego
Matoma
Megan Thee Stallion
Melé
MIKA
Monolink
Mura Masa
NIKI
Nilüfer Yanya
Noname
Olivia O’Brien
Omar Apollo
ONYVAA
Orville Peck
Pabllo Vittar
Paco Osuna
Peggy Gou
Pink Sweat$
Princess Nokia
PUP
Rage Against the Machine
Raveena
Rex Orange County
Rich Brian
Roddy Ricch
Run the Jewels
Sahar Z
Sama’
Sampa the Great
Sara Landry
Sasha Sloan
Satori
SebastiAn
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Skegss
SLANDER
Sleaford Mods
slowthai
Snail Mail
Steve Lacy
Summer Walker
Swae Lee
Tchami
Testpilot
The Chats
The Comet Is Coming
The HU
The Martinez Brothers
The Murder Capital
The Regrettes
Thom Yorke | Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Tiga
TNGHT
TOKiMONSTA
Travis Scott
Viagra Boys
VNSSA
Weyes Blood
Whipped Cream
Yaeji
YBN Cordae
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