Coachella announced its full 2020 lineup on Thursday and it is stacked with talent.
The headliners for this year’s festival are Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean. Other notable performers include Calvin Harris, Run the Jewels, Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage, Lana Del Rey, and so so many more.
The lineup has a little something for everyone. Performance genres range from rap to EDM to rock to alternative and beyond.
The festival will take place April 10-12 and 17-19. Although Weekend 1 tickets already sold out, tickets for Weekend 2 will be available for presale on January 6th.
Although the lineup looks great, there are, once again, no female headliners. This marks a continuation of a common trend in the festival industry where female talent is plentiful but female headliners are rare.
Many music festivals have had slim numbers of female headliners in the last decade. Since 2009, only three women have headlined Coachella. This is an unacceptable statistic when we consider how much female talent we have seen in the last ten years.
After including at least one female headliner in the last three years, Coachella has returned to an all-male list of headliners, once again relegating the women to the rest of the lineup.
In 2020 and beyond, those running the music festivals, in the US and across the world, need to do better about female representation in festival lineups.