Actor-DJ Idris Elba Joins the Lineup for Coachella 2019

Perth band Tame Impala announced as Coachella headliners alongside Childish Gambino and Ariana Grande

Perth band Tame Impala announced as Coachella headliners alongside Childish Gambino and Ariana Grande

Hidden amidst the massive roster of big-name pop acts and well-regarded indie bands for this year's Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival was a name that might have seemed out of place to most music fans - Idris Elba. And as expected, it's filled to the brim with A-list performers.

Ariana Grande says she is "humbled and excited" after being picked to headline the Coachella festival in April.

On Saturday April 13 & 20 alongside the Tame Impala lads, you'll find Solange, Kid Cudi, Billie Eilish, Mac DeMarco, Maggie Rogers, Wiz Khalifa, Idris Elba (!), Turnover, Superorganism, shame, Hop Along, Little Simz, Weezer, Aphex Twin, and Four Tet, to name but a few.

Kanye's stage shows have seen him perform on some pretty memorable stages over the years, with his Saint Pablo Tour seeing him perform on a moving stage above the crowd, whilst his Glastonbury set saw him perform underneath a super-low lighting rig.

Jailed American Spent Years Collecting Russian Contacts
The arrest of United States former marine Paul Whelan in Russian Federation has sparked intrigue across the globe. Russian Federation has been holding 48-year-old Paul Whelan as an American spy since his arrest in Moscow Dec. 28.

Actor/rapper Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has been announced for the music festival.

TMZ reported that Kayne dropped from the line-up due to a disagreement on stage size and design. Neither the rapper or the festival has confirmed it.

Tickets for the Californian desert event go on sale this Friday and will set back lucky music lovers a casual $429 for a weekend pass, or $999 if you fancy splashing out for a Kylie Jenner-style VIP wristband.

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