Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande will headline the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Goldenvoice promoters have announced – ending a 14-month guessing game as to who would be named the top acts at the two-weekend event April 12-14 and April 19-21 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio.
Childish Gambino is no surprise. He was mentioned months ago as a headliner with Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. But Tame Impala follows an aborted performance at last October’s Desert Daze Festival and Ariana Grande comes after having one of the hottest years in pop music, making her a sensible follow-up to last year’s blockbuster headliner, Beyoncé.
Passes go on sale 11 a.m. Friday at coachella.com. General admission passes are $429, including fees and taxes, while the Festival Pass and Shuttle Combo is $504. VIP Festival Passes are $999 and VIP parking is $150.
Additional general admission passes traditionally go on sale for Coachella Valley residents a few days before each show, but that hasn’t been announced.
The festival has become known in the industry for its leadership in fine art and cuisine and this year will again offer the Outstanding in the Field dinner in the VIP Rose Garden for $225 a person.
Coachella has dominated industry polls as the top outdoor music event since its inception in 1999.