Live music fans were ecstatic when the 2019 Coachella lineup dropped on Wednesday just before midnight ET. This year’s roster features Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala as headliners of the music festival in Indio, California on April 12-14 and April 19-21.
Grande could hardly contain herself and tweeted on Wednesday that she was “humbled and excited as hell.”
humbled and excited as all hell @coachella 🌵 thank u
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 3, 2019
Popsugar noted that the lineup was announced hours after the revelation that Kanye West dropped out of this year’s festival due to staging issues.
Other notable artists added to the impressive roster includes Janelle Monae, The 1975, Solange, Kid Cudi, Khalid, and Zedd, according to Billboard.
Unfortunately, this year’s list of performers will not satisfy all music lovers due to wide-ranging tastes. That is why fans amused themselves and took to Twitter to create fake Coachella lineup posters that reflected their tastes in music — or music-adjacent interests, like pop cultural icons and fashion. Because, why not? If it’s on paper, it’s like it almost could happen.
“Gaychella” features Spice Girls, Cher, Drunk Jessica Simpson, Lisa Kudrow’s alter-ego Valerie Cherish, and even Sarah Paulson Crying. This sounds too fabulous to chassé away.
— Daniel Preda (@MisterPreda) January 3, 2019
As someone who has about 90% of these artists on their iTunes, I speak this into existence! pic.twitter.com/6qhJEjRm01
— boywiththelips ✌️ (@Welile_21) January 4, 2019
This Coachella list boasts not only Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, but Cate Blanchett as Carol…and as Hela….and as Jasmine. Brilliant. Oh, and on the final day of the festival, Blake Lively’s Suits will make an appearance along with Robin Wright Killing a Man, and Rachel Weisz’s spit.
Count me in.
wait wtf should i go to coachella this year pic.twitter.com/GjQMdDoKI0
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) January 3, 2019
These suits are ready for Coachella. pic.twitter.com/XmHmC14JxZ
— A Simple Favor (@ASimpleFavor) January 4, 2019
This whole thing has me dying but “Bent Neck Lady” really sent me over the edge for some reason
— Taylor Gates ☃️ (@Elphaba_Anne) January 3, 2019
it was white women calling the police for me
— Naomi Miller (@mimifatale) January 3, 2019
If you want to see XXXTentacion (summons himself as satan), Lady Gaga giving her “There can be 100 people in the room…” speech 100 times, or everyone’s favorite IT the Clown (Pennywise), then this lineup is for you. This list is politically current with Oasis’ special rendition of “Wonderwall: US – Mexico Border edition.
Now THIS is a Coachella lineup I can get behind 💯 pic.twitter.com/65HZZTggNQ
— Fangs.Up (@realFangsUp) January 3, 2019
You had me at Ryan Reynolds as pikachu
— ♡♡ ♡ (@sinisterlyy) January 4, 2019
“Mature Gambino” 🔥🔥🔥🔥👌🏼
— Matthew Lownes (@LownesMatthew) January 4, 2019
i have never laughed this hard at a tweet before
— A (@ambika_sondhi) January 4, 2019
Coachella offers something for everyone, especially for Disney Channel fans. All your favorites are represented, like Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana, The Cast of High School Musical, and Raven Symone.
The Coachella lineup is what dreams are made of 😍 pic.twitter.com/R2TwTmyFRC
— Lizzie McGuire (@ImLizzieM) January 3, 2019
Now this is something I’d attend and pay good money for
— ᵗᵉᶜʰᶰᶦᶜ ᵃᶰᵍᵉᶫ🔜 virtual self🧚🏽♀️🦋✨ (@lexstrosity) January 3, 2019
Who took the time 😭💀 I love this
— The Pains Of Growing 🌻 (@BaileyMcM20) January 3, 2019
Yeah. If you're 12.
— Ragamuffinist (@Ragamuffinist) January 3, 2019
Alright, enough of the ruse. Here is the official lineup:
The festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year after being founded in 1999. Technically, however, it’s their 19th year, since Coachella was not held in 2000 due to financial problems as a result of the previously heat-plagued year.
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