After two COVID-19 cancelations, the festival announced its return last June, revealing the full lineup in January. A few weeks later, Coachella added that it was walking back its vaccination requirements for attendees, and that masks were not required at the festival.
Though Travis Scott had been booked for the 2020 edition of Coachella and had been slated to return with it this year, he dropped from the lineup following the fatal crowd-crush incident at his Astroworld festival last fall. Kanye West was part of the first wave of headliners, but he, too, dropped off the bill for reasons he did not specify. The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia will perform on April 17 and 24 instead.
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