Rage Against the Machine confirmed for Coachella 2022


Rage Against the Machine was supposed to headline Coachella in 2020, but of course, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic.  The good news, though, is that the band is back on the bill for next year.

An interview with Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett in the Los Angeles Times includes this information, and also adds that rapper Travis Scott will be back to co-headline, as originally planned in 2020.  A third headline act will be announced in the future. 

“Right now, it’s the Wild West,” Tollett tells the paper. “I’m just trying to be as fair as I can to artists and to the fans to make sure that eventually they get to see everyone that we talked about.”  He notes that some artists whose careers have blown up since the lineup was announced in 2020 — like rapper Megan Thee Stallion — may need to be moved up on the bill.

Coachella 2022 will take place over the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022.  When tickets went on sale in June, they all sold out, even without any performers being named.  After being canceled in 2020, Coachella was supposed to return in April 2021, but California government officials wouldn’t allow it to go forward.

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