The Weeknd first headlined the festival in 2018
News broke of Kanye West dropping out of Coachella on Monday (April 4). Taking his place during the two-day California festival will be The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia.
In the midst of Kanye West's albums doing pretty phenomenal numbers on streaming services, the rapper has been the center of attention in a slew of personal life issues that have transpired online.
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On Wednesday (April 6), Coachella confirmed that The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia will replace West as a headliner on April 17 and 24, respectively — two Sundays.
According to TMZ, Coachella was in talks with both parties about headlining the event. Discussion of the 32-year-old singer headlining “stalled at one point.
Dawn FM, a surprise body of work he released this past January, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.
The Weeknd first made his Coachella debut in 2012, returning back in 2018 to headline, and now headlining again in 2022.