Billie Eilish Replaces Ariana Grande as Coachella’s Youngest Ever Headliner

Billie Eilish

The Coachella Music Festival has a long history of having memorable artists headline their iconic concert since the festival was founded in 1999. Awe-inspiring song creators have graced the Coachella stage over the years, and the most stellar music artists like Beyoncé and Drake have been able to star as the main attraction. 

At the upcoming 2022 Coachella Music Festival Billie Eilish will headline, replacing Ariana Grande as the youngest person to ever headline Coachella. While Grande reached that achievement at 25, Eilish will reach that accomplishment at the age of 20. The amount of records Eilish has broken in her young years is incredible.

Eilish taking on Coachella, again, is a great way to celebrate the early new year as well as showcase the evolved Lost Cause singer. She has grown in many ways since her 2019 Coachella debut at just 17-years-old, Eilish’s style included. In the last three years Eilish has shedded her black and green ombré hair (it’s just full black now), and embraced her sensuality.

Additionally her music style also exhibits a more mature Eilish, as reflected in her song Getting Older from her latest album Happier Than Ever. The opportunity for Eilish to perform in this manner is partially because of the removal of Travis Scott from the Coachella lineup.

Scott was reportedly chosen to headline the 2022 Coachella Festival, however after the Astroworld Festival tragedy resulted in multiple deaths and injuries he was dropped from the lineup. Although Scott won’t be performing this year, the show must go on and it will with Eilish.

In addition to Billie Eilish, house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia will also be joining Eilish as a possible headliner, according to Variety. Rage Against the Machine almost was a Coachella headliner for this year—they were scheduled for Coachella 2020 but that was postponed because of the pandemic shutdown—but now they won’t be, according to Complex.

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