The Guardian festival blog: Coachella festival 2019 topped by Ariana Grande and Childish Gambino | Music

Coachella, the Californian festival that kicks off the summer of outdoor live music, has announced its 2019 lineup.

Taking place in Indio on 12-14 and 19-21 April, the opening night is headlined by Childish Gambino, AKA rapper, singer, writer, actor and comedian Donald Glover. His track This Is America was one of the most talked-about of 2018, while his album Awaken, My Love! was a Grammy-winning US hit in 2017.

Saturday night is headlined by Australian psych-rock band Tame Impala, who announced the news on Twitter promising “New year. New shows. New sounds”, suggesting a follow-up to their 2015 album Currents will be released this year. They have recently been embraced by the kind of rap and R&B stars that populate Coachella’s lineup, having been sampled by Rihanna, A$AP Rocky and Travis Scott.

Closing out the festival will be Ariana Grande, the pop star who has weathered very public traumas – the Manchester arena…


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