Coachella 2018 Lineup Rumors

chance and the weeknd in 2018 performing at coachell

Coachella Lineup Rumors – Headliners

chance and the weeknd in 2018 performing at coachell

Chance the Rapper or The Weeknd

After winning multiple Grammys in 2017, including best new artist and best rap album, Chicago’s Chance the Rapper has been touring the world to great fan fare. He’s made his presence felt by headlining major festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo while toping radio charts. If Coachella continues to book a hip-hop/rap headliner as they have over the last few years, then Chance seems like a likely pick.

The Weeknd, who oddly replaced Jack White in the headlining slot in 2015, has been swirling around the rumor mill as a possible headliner for Coachella 2018. The Weeknd as essentially been touring around the world non-stop since 2015’s “The Beauty Behind the Madness” and has become the arguably the biggest pop star in the world.

We wouldn’t be surprised if The Weeknd is announced as a headliner, however we don’t feel 100% about this considering there might be too much crossover in genre with Beyonce. Two pop stars doesn’t seem likely.

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metallica on lineup in 2018


Yes, we made this prediction last year and they did not play. But it only seems fitting to have one of the greatest heavy rock bands of all time pick up where AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses left off.

Pessimists may argue that Metallica’s European spring tour makes them a no-go, however the way we see it, the open calendar dates from April 11th to April 26th allow for enough time to fly back from Europe and play two shows at Coachella between April 13-15 and April 20-22.


beyonce performing in 2018


This should come as no surprise as Beyonce was supposed to headline Coachella 2017, but because she was pregnant with twins, she opted out of performing on the advice of her doctor. Instead, Lady Gaga filled the headlining spot and Beyonce agreed to headliner Coachella 2018.

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Undercard Acts

odesza on the lineup for 2018 coachella festival


The chillwave duo from Seattle had one of the most memorable sets at Coachella in 2015. Odesza were talk of the festival after they brought out the USC Marching band to perform with them on stage in a packed Gobi Tent.

In the two and a half years since they first played the festival, Odesza has become one of the biggest names in electronic music, and because they are currently touring to support their latest album, it is very likely they will be at Coachella 2018.


portugal the man rumored to be playing coachella

Portugal. The Man

If you’ve listened to the radio in the last six months, then you understand just how big Portugal. The Man has become since releasing their latest album “Woodstock.”

The band has played Coachella twice before, but that was back in 2010 and 2013, so they’re long overdue. Consider them a shoe-in to play Coachella 2018.

cut copy live

Cut Copy

Cut Copy, the electronic dance band from Australia, is another veteran Coachella group that has played on the Polo Fields twice before. Their last appearance was way back in 2011 when they were supporting their 3rd studio album “Zonoscope.”

It was a bit shocking to see their name absent from the 2013 Coachella lineup poster, considering they were such a hit at the 2011 festival and were touring in 2013 to support their latest album “Free Your Mind.”

Cut Copy is playing a November show at the Shrine Auditorium (a Goldenvoice venue) which is an excellent indicator that GV has booked them for more shows. If you’re a Cut Copy fan, then the wait is over, they will be on the Coachella 2018 lineup.

coachella chain smokers in sahara tent

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are quite possible the biggest name in electronic music at the moment. The radio hit makers last played the festival in 2016, drawing the Sahara tent’s biggest crowd. Expect Chainsmokers to move to the Main Stage this year.

2018 Coachella Lineup Rumors – Full List

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A Perfect Circle
Action Bronson
Alan Walker
Alison Wonderland
Angel Olsen
Benjamin Booker
Broken Social Scene
Brothers Macklovitch
Busy P
Cardi B
Charli XCX
Chastity Belt
Chelsea Wolfe
Cherry Glazerr
Childish Gambino
Daniel Caesar
Death From Above
Declan McKenna
Fleet Foxes
Foster the People
Frank Ocean
French Montana
Greta Van Fleet
Hamilton Leithauser
Hot Chip
Hotel Garuda
Hundred Waters
Jacob Banks
Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones
Japanese Breakfast
Jason Bentley
Justin Townes Earle
Kali Uchis
Kamasi Washington
King Krule
Louis the Child
Maggie Rodgers
Marian Hill
Middle Kids

Moon Boots
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Mount Kimble
Nick Murphy
Nora En Pure
Open Mike Eagle
Pachanga Boys
Paul Fisher
Perfume Genius
Petit Biscuit
Playboi Carti
Portugal. The Man
Post Malone
Pretty Lights
Queens of the Stone Age
Rag n Bone Man
RL Grime
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
San Holo
Sheer Mag
Sir Sly
Slow Magic
St Vincent
Sylvan Esso
Tash Sultana
The Black Madonna
The Blaze
The Drums
the Neighbourhood
The Sounds
The War on Drugs
Thee Oh Sees
Tyler the Creator
Vampire Weekend
Vance Joy
Vince Staples
Wolf Alice
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Young Thug
Zola Jesus

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