Coachella 2022 – Live: All updates from the California Music Festival when Day 2 begins

Harry Styles performs at Coachella and surprises the tab with Shania Twain cameo

After a two-year absence, Coachella finally returned on Friday (April 15).

Located in Indio, California, the Desert Festival has gained popularity over the years for its excellent Instagram-worthy dress code and celebrity guest appearances.

The festival leads the way when it comes to innovative lineups. Two of its top-picture artists (Harry Styles and Billie Eilish) are under 30, while further down the carefully curated bill you’ll find some of the liveliest new tracks – Koffee, Amyl and the Sniffers, Rina Sawayama – mingling with old. school booklets such as Spiritualized and The Avalanches.

Find all the updates from this year’s festival below


As Coachella begins, so does mockery

Always here for a little Coachella mockery. We all know that it tends to attract a certain type …

Roisin O’ConnorApril 15, 2022 3:42 AM


Hello and welcome to our Coachella live blog!

Jacob StolworthyApril 15, 2022 16:58


Coachella 2022: Set times for all of their weekend 1 performances

“Happy @coachella put time anxiety day to all who observe,” one person joked on social media.

But later that day, the big bosses of the event finally unveiled the full schedule.

Find the full schedule for scheduled performances for Coachella’s Weekend 1, from Harry Styles’ big desert festival debut Friday at. 23.35 PT, Billie Eilish’s Saturday performance at 23.30 PT, Swedish House Mafia with Weeknd’s closing day performance at 10: 20:00 PT Sunday, and all the artists in between.

A previously unannounced set from the band Arcade fire also included in the bill, where the group plays at 18:45 PT the night of Friday 15 April

Inga ParkelApril 15, 2022 at 17.00


Coachella 2022: 12 must-see artists, from Billie Eilish to The HU

Coachella returns this year with a colossal lineup of incredible artists.

But with so many amazing bands on the field, it’s hard to know where to start. So if you’re in Indio for one of the weekends, here’s the 12 must-see acts to follow The Independent’s Roisin O’Connor.

HU: Outdoor theater on Friday 15 April at 14.55 – 15.55 PT

Arlo Parks: Gobi Saturday, April 16 at. 16.50 – 17.35 PT

Billie Eilish: Coachella Stage Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. 23.30 – 12.55 PT

Emotional oranges: Mojave Sunday, April 17 at 5 p.m. 15.50 – 16.30 PT

Rina Sawayama: Gobi Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. 18.00 – 18.45 PT

Phoebe Bridgers: Outdoor Theater Friday, April 15, 3 p.m. 21.10 – 22.10 PT

Dave: Mojave Sunday, April 17 at. 19.15 – 20.00 PT

Hot Chip: Gobi Saturday, April 16 at. 22.50 – 23.35 PT

Coffee: Coachella Stage Saturday, April 16 at. 14.00 – 14.40 PT

Moonlight: Mojave Sunday, April 17 at. 20.30 – 21.15 PT

Omar Apollo: Outdoor theater on Friday 15 April at 17.05 – 17.50 PT

Rich Brian: Sahara on Saturday, April 16 at 21.40 – 22.25 PT

Read here for an in-depth overview of why it is these artists that you absolutely must not miss!

Inga ParkelApril 15, 2022 at 18.00


The Coachella organizers are easing the Covid-19 restrictions for this year’s festival

Coachella attendees will not be required to present Covid vaccination certificates, negative tests or wear face masks at the festival this year. However, there will be Covid test tents on site.

Organizers said the lifting of these restrictions was in line with California state health guidelines and adds that they could be reintroduced in the light of changing public health conditions.

This could mean “changes in capacity, attendance procedures and entry requirements”, according to a statement posted on Coachella’s official website.

Although organizers have recommended face cover to protect against desert dust.

Read more here for more information on Coachella’s Covid protocols.

Inga ParkelApril 15, 2022 at 19.00


Stay hydrated in the windy heat!

The first challenge for many Coachella participants is to brave the windy heat while waiting in line to pick up their bracelets. Hope everyone stays hydrated!

Kevin EG PerryApril 15, 2022 7:31 PM


Billboards along the road to Coachella

Over the past few years, the road to Coachella has become a place for artists to get the hype train rolling with flashy billboards advertising their festival seats. The most amazing of the year comes from the silky soft R&B singer Omar Apollo.

R&B singer Omar Apollo Coachella billboard

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R&B singer Omar Apollo Coachella billboard

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Kevin EG PerryApril 15, 2022 19:45


How to access Coachella’s livestream

If you were not able to grab a bracelet on the weekend, fear not. For the tenth year, fans can still access Coachella’s YouTube livestream via phone, desktop, smart TV and the YouTube music app.

The weekend’s livestream starts at 16.00 PT / 19.00 ET on Friday 15 April and runs until Monday 18 April in the evening.

There will be three different channels available to choose from from different performances taking place simultaneously.

For more information about the live programming read here.

Inga ParkelApril 15, 2022 20:27


Will Ed Sheeran join Lil Baby for a surprising collaboration?

Lil Baby has set the Coachella rumor mill on fire by tweeting his name along with Ed Sheerans and a rocket ship emoji.

Could that mean a collaboration on the Coachella stage tonight? Time will tell!

Kevin EG PerryApril 15, 2022 20:52


It is rumored that Justin Bieber shows up surprisingly

Rumor has it that Justin Bieber will reportedly make a surprising Coachella appearance during Daniel Caesar’s set, scheduled for Friday, April 15 from 10:10 pm – 10:55 pm PT.

The Canadian singer’s song “Peaches”, which tops the hit list, features Caesar along with Giveon.

According to TMZ, production sources revealed that Bieber will join Caesar to perform their 2021 hit song. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

Inga ParkelApril 15, 2022 9:52 PM

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