Californian desert festival will also feature Tame Impala, the 1975, Solange and Aphex Twin.
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 attack, the death of former boyfriend Mac Miller, the breakdown of her engagement to comedian Pete Davidson – to become more popular than ever in 2018: her album Sweetener topped the US and UK charts in September.
Other big names across the weekend are R&B singers Solange, Khalid, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R and Ella Mai; rappers Juice WRLD, Bad Bunny, Kid Cudi and Anderson .Paak; EDM stars Zedd, Diplo, Dillon Francis and DJ Snake; and British talent including the 1975, Aphex Twin and Blood Orange.