The Californian music festival will also feature the Weeknd, David Byrne, Cardi B and dozens more pop and rap stars.
Coachella, the two-weekend Californian event that traditionally kicks off the summer’s festival season, has announced the lineup for its 2018 edition.
Beyoncé will headline on April 14 and 21, in her first live shows since her Formation world tour in 2016. The R&B star took 2017 off from live performance after giving birth to her twins Rumi and Sir, and the Coachella announcement will further fuel rumours she is gearing up to release new material.
The other two headliners are Eminem, performing in the wake of his comeback album Revival reaching No 1 in both the US and UK, and the Weeknd, who may also have new material incoming following his successful 2016 album Starboy.
Chart-dominating rappers such as Cardi B, Migos and Post Malone will also appear at Coachella, as will buzz bands Portugal. The Man, Haim and the War on Drugs; electronic acts include Odesza, Kygo and Jamiroquai. The lineup skews towards hipster-friendly contemporary artists, but there are some heritage acts in the form of David Byrne, Chic and Jean-Michel Jarre.
Coachella, which began in 1999, has become one of the most successful US music festivals. Beloved by fashionistas and celebrities, it now attracts 250,000 people across its two weekends in the Indio valley near Palm Springs.