Coachella organizers stunned music fans worldwide by unveiling a star-studded lineup for the iconic music festival’s 2024 edition. The three-day weekend lineup is headlined by pop icons No Doubt in a highly anticipated reunion performance, alongside indie star Lana Del Rey, rap breakout Doja Cat, and prolific producer Tyler, the Creator.
Music insiders have been abuzz for months about the Coachella lineup after last year’s event drew record crowds. The 2024 bill features a diverse mix of superstars, critical darlings, reunion acts, and influential newcomers. Topping it off is pop-rock quartet No Doubt, ending their performance hiatus after nearly 15 years with a showstopping headlining set on Sunday night.
No Doubt Reunion Hailed by Music Media
News of No Doubt’s reunion was first reported by Deadline, further confirmed by Billboard and the LA Times. The band behind late ’90s/early ’00s hits like “Don’t Speak” and “Just a Girl” have not played together since their indefinite hiatus in 2013. However, frontwoman Gwen Stefani and bandmates Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, and Adrian Young will return to the stage for Coachella 2024.
Influential music site Pitchfork calls the reunion “one of the biggest gets of Coachella’s entire history.” Meanwhile, music legend Snoop Dogg tweeted “Y’all better get ready!! No Doubt bout to shut Coachella DOWN.” As one of the biggest reunion acts in recent memory, No Doubt’s headlining set is likely to be the most memorable performance of the entire festival.
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Indie Favorite Lana Del Rey Anchors Friday
Kicking off the headliners on Friday night is Lana Del Rey, the acclaimed indie songstress behind moody albums like Norman Fucking Rockwell! and Chemtrails Over the Country Club. While she previously played Coachella in 2014, this marks Del Rey’s first time topping the festival poster.
Del Rey is joined on Friday by British new wave legends Blur, staging an unexpected reunion of their own after frontman Damon Albarn teased new music from the band last year. Other artists set for Friday include Spanish singer Rosalía, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, and pop futurists Charli XCX and Porter Robinson, among many others.
Doja Cat Commands Saturday Spotlight
Earning Saturday’s headlining duties is Doja Cat, arguably the biggest star in music today after a meteoric rise over the past three years. Since her 2018 viral hit “Mooo!”, the genre-hopping artist born Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini has become a streaming juggernaut and fashion icon with massive hits like “Say So,” “Kiss Me More,” and “Vegas.”
Doja Cat comes to Indio on the heels of her fourth album Planet Doja, which earned three #1 singles and a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. As Saturday’s prime time act, she’ll bring her flashy visuals, viral dance moves, and zeitgeist-capturing catalog to the Coachella faithful. Before Doja’s set, Saturday will see sets from New York rap queen Ice Spice, Latin trap star Bad Bunny, pop icon Dua Lipa, and beloved acts like Phoebe Bridgers, The Chemical Brothers, and Beck.
No Doubt Reunion Closes Out Star-Studded Sunday
But the story on everyone’s mind is the return of No Doubt, who close Coachella 2024 as Sunday night’s undisputed main event. It’s been over ten years since Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young have shared the stage, with members focused on solo work and side projects since their 2012 album Push and Shove. After years of rumors and near-misses, No Doubt finally silenced skeptics by announcing their long-awaited reunion specifically for Coachella 2024.
In addition to reliving their catalog of ska-tinged alt-rock smashes, the band is expected to showcase new music they’ve secretly recorded. Sources tell Rolling Stone that several high-profile collaborators have contributed to No Doubt’s new songs, suggesting an ambitious direction for the reunion. Before their set, Sunday will feature rap phenom Tyler, the Creator, New York indie band Vampire Weekend, new wave icons The Cure, and beloved acts like Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, and Swedish House Mafia. Sunday also boasts the largest number of K-Pop acts in Coachella’s history, with ATEEZ, LE SSERAFIM and The Rose set to bring Korean pop music to the desert.
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Soaring Ticket Prices Match Lineup Hype
Unsurprisingly given the star power atop the lineup, tickets are commanding sky-high prices both on official resale sites and secondary markets. General admission passes are largely sold out, with resale prices starting around $850 on StubHub and over $1000 on sites like VividSeats and SeatGeek. The enormous demand has forced some fans towards shady vendors, with Coachella organizers warning buyers about fake passes sold online.
Those lucky enough to score passes are already planning their trip to Indio. In addition to the music, attendees can expect Coachella’s iconic desert setting, marijuana-friendly “grass lands,” and famous crowd watching. With gorgeous sunny weather in the forecast and easily accessible rideshare services, the quaint desert oasis of Palm Springs looks primed to play perfect host.
As the biggest North American music festival, all eyes turn to Coachella every April to provide an unparalleled live music experience. If social media chatter and ticket prices offer any indication, Coachella 2024 already looks to be their biggest and most spectacular edition yet thanks to reunited legends and zeitgeist-dominating young stars leading the charge. When the sun rises on the Empire Polo Club grounds Friday morning, over 125,000 fans will get the party started with icons old and new blazing a headline-grabbing trail all weekend long.
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