Amid a plethora of New Years’ announcements and album rollouts, Kanye West continues to shine at the center of the music world.
As Coachella speeds towards its long-awaited return in April 2022, it’s been nearly over two years since the festival took place due to COVID-19 shutdowns, stipulations and concerns.
According to Variety (Jan. 5), the legendary hitmaker is set to headline Coachella’s 2022 festivities alongside pop icon Billie Eilish — who is the youngest performer to ever headline the show. Coachella’s event engine Goldenvoice tapped both artists to close out the two-weekend festival, as the search for the event’s third headlining act continues to wage on.
Previously, it was reported that Travis Scott, Rage Against The Machine and Frank Ocean were set to be Coachella’s 2020 headliners. However, following Scott’s legal trouble stemming from the Astroworld Festival tragedy, it’s unlikely that Scott will perform any time soon. Ocean was supposed to headline the 2023 lineup, but no confirmation to any future music or performances from the Blonde singer have been brought to light.
Per Consequence, other potential headliners in Kendrick Lamar and Tyler, The Creator already passed on the opportunity to perform in 2022. Lamar is expected to drop his final TDE project later this year while Tyler is still riding the success of his Grammy-nominated, Gangsta Grillz tape Call Me If You Get Lost.
As for Ye — who has been at the epicenter of all things pop culture for over two decades — bringing the DONDA experience to Coachella seems to be a perfect fit, and perhaps a few tracks off DONDA 2 get teased come April.