The Indio, California-set festival hasn’t taken place since 2019 due to continued COVID-19 concerns. The initially announced lineup for the ultimately-called-off 2020 event included confirmed headliners Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, and Rage Against the Machine.
While Coachella is still (at the time of this writing) set for a return in April, the full 2022 lineup hasn’t been officially announced. A number of recent developments, however, show that Coachella’s return (potentially featuring a Donda-era performance from Ye) may not resemble the original 2020 plans as much as had (at one point, at least) been expected.
Below, we take a look at some of the names mentioned as potential 2022 headliners, including speculative info on where their involvement with this year’s festival currently stands. Complex has reached out to reps for Kanye West, Billie Eilish, Swedish House Mafia, Travis Scott, and Coachella organizers Goldenvoice for comment.