Billie Eilish could be the headliner for Coachella 2022. According to TMZ, the 20-year-old Grammy winner will perform at the music festival, which will take place over two weekends beginning April 15.
The original headliner, Travis Scott, was scheduled to perform at the top of the bill, but he was replaced after the deadly Astroworld concert tragedy last year, which killed several people.
Despite the recent Omicron surge, the “Bad Guy” singer will join supergroup Swedish House Mafia for the festival, which is still scheduled to take place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coachella was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.
Frank Ocean, Scott, and Rage Against the Machine were scheduled to perform in the 2020 lineup. Ocean will return to the festival in 2023, while Rage Against the Machine will not perform at this year’s edition.
The “Sicko Mode” rapper, 30, was removed from the concert in mid-December after a Change.org petition was launched calling for his removal.
“With the recent tragedy and unnecessary death at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert, due to Scott’s own gross negligence and sheer lack of compassion for human life, we ask [festival organizers] AEG, Paul Tollet, and Goldenvoice to remove his [sic] as a performer at all of their festivals,” the petition stated.
In the aftermath of his concert tragedy, Travis Scott has also been dropped from his Dior collaboration.
In the summer of 2022, he planned to release a collaboration between his Cactus Jack creative house and the French fashion brand. The collaboration was postponed indefinitely.
“Out of respect for everyone affected by the tragic events at Astroworld, Dior has decided to postpone indefinitely the launch of products from the Cactus Jack collaboration originally intended to be included in its summer 2022 collection,” the company said in a statement to WWD last month.
Coachella attendees will also no longer be required to be coronavirus vaccinated in order to attend the California festival. Concertgoers can enter with only a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
“After seeing first-hand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our festivals recently … we feel confident that we can safely update our policy for Coachella,” the post read on the show’s website.