UPDATE 1/2 | It’s been confirmed that Kanye West is no longer being considered a headliner for Coachella 2019. According to TMZ, negotiations between West and promoter Goldenvoice fell through due to issue with the stage design. Read more here.
UPDATE 12/6 | Due to bruised vocal chords, Justin Timberlake has been forced to push back his tour. The new dates in Los Angeles would conflict with Coachella’s radius clause, likely ruling him out as a headliner.
The Coachella rumor mill has its apparent headliners for next year. The same publication that accurately predicted the top spots on the 2015 and 2017 lineups has announced all three closing acts for 2019.
Hits Daily Double reports, “Informed sources tell us that the Coachella 2019 lineup will be headlined by Childish Gambino (Friday), Justin Timberlake (Saturday) and Kanye West (Sunday). Believe it or not.”
Kanye West, stage name Ye, last performed at the music festival in 2011 as a co-headlining festival closer. Childish Gambino played in 2012, so he’s also well overdue. Surprisingly, Justin Timberlake has never played at Coachella, so it’s about time.
If this is the case, West will certainly have plenty of new material to perform. His forthcoming album YANDHI is scheduled to drop on Black Friday and he’s been teasing a Watch the Throne sequel with Jay-Z coming soon.
The other two headliners will be primed for the main stage as well. Gambino’s This Is America Tour wraps up in December and Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Tour wraps in January.
Hits Daily Double predicted Jack White, Drake and AC/DC as 2015 headliners. Again, the publication revealed the 2017 headliners, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead.
Source: Hits Daily Double | Photo: Charles Reagan Hackleman