Billie Eilish will fill a headliner spot at this year’s Coachella, joining Swedish House Mafia, who announced their return to music a couple of months ago, per gossip website TMZ. A source with knowledge of the event said Eilish has signed on as the second of three headliners of the event’s big names for 2022 — making a question mark for Travis Scott’s status with the festival. Before 2020’s edition was canceled because of Covid-19, Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott were the scheduled headliners. Frank is now committed to 2023’s festival, and Rage Against the Machine is reportedly not headlining this year, which left two empty slots with Travis.
It almost seems impossible that Travis will take the Coachella stage in Indio, California this April following the Astroworld disaster and following cancellations, but no official announcement has been made either way. As we previously reported, a few days after finding out about the tragedy of Astroworld, a change.org petition started demanding his removal from Coachella’s lineup. As of today, the petition has over 60,000 signatures.
Cara Lewis, Scott’s longtime agent, was adamant about keeping his spot as a headliner of the festival which would have marked his first return to the stage post-Astroworld