The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia Replace Kanye West as Coachella 2022 Headliners

Swedish House Mafia and the Weeknd are replacing Kanye West as the Sunday night headliners of the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Their performances will take place on April 17 and 24. Find the new Coachella poster below.

“I’m so looking forward to this moment with Swedish House Mafia and the Weeknd finishing out the Sunday night slot this year,” Paul Tollett, president/CEO of Coachella promoter Goldenvoice, said in a statement to Variety. “Coachella has a special relationship with Abel [Tesfaye aka the Weeknd] and I’m so thankful to have this upcoming performance with these iconic artists all on the same stage.” (The Weeknd previously headlined Coachella in 2018.)

It was reported earlier this week that West would no longer perform at Coachella. His representatives have not yet offered a reason for his withdrawal. The rapper had previously threatened to cancel his set if fellow headliner Billie Eilish did not apologize to Travis Scott. West believed that Eilish had insulted Scott—whom West intended to bring out at Coachella—when she paused a show to help a fan, not long after the Astroworld tragedy. Eilish said she “literally never said a thing about travis” and “was just helping a fan.”

Swedish House Mafia collaborated with the Weeknd on the new single “Moth to a Flame” last year. The group then remixed the singer’s Dawn FM track “Sacrifice.” On April 15, Swedish House Mafia will release their debut album, Paradise Again.

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