Harry Styles, Ye, Billie Eilish and EDM group Swedish House Mafia will be performing at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Billboard confirmed. The event, which did not take place in 2020 and 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, is set for April 15-17 and April 22-24 at the Empire Polo Grounds in California.
The 2020 edition of Coachella was originally set for April but was moved to October before being canceled entirely. The 2021 festival was also cancelled due to the pandemic.
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The 2020 event was supposed to feature Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and Rage Against the Machine. Scott reportedly dropped from the lineup following the death of 10 attendees at his Astroworld festival that took place in November. Rage also pulled out.
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The music festival draws around 125,000 attendees a day. Last year, authorities said they were cancelling the event as they thought the mass gathering would result in a mass surge in COVID-19 cases. Stagecoach music and arts festival, which was also planned to be held in April, got cancelled.
“Both festivals attract hundreds of thousands of attendees from many countries, including several disproportionately afflicted by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. If COVID-19 were detected at these festivals, the scope and number of attendees and the nature of the venue would make it infeasible, if not impossible, to track those who may be placed at risk,” Cameron Kaiser, a public health officer for Coachella valley, had said at the time.
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The cancellation of the 2020 edition resulted in a drop in revenue of up to $700 million.