One of the biggest and most anticipated festivals in the world, Coachella, will kick off two weekends of art, fashion, and music this weekend.
Before the thousands of fans from all over the world head over to the southern Californian desert, organizers of the event released the full schedule and stage times of this year's performers.
The Weeknd, Beyoncé, and Eminem are this year's headliners. Their sets are scheduled on Friday (April 13), Saturday (April 14), and Sunday (April 15), respectively, on the main Coachella Stage.
Other major performers include St. Vincent (Outdoor Theater, 8:55 p.m.), SZA (main stage, 9:55 p.m.), Kygo (main stage, 8:30 p.m.), Vince Staples (main stage, 7:10 p.m.), The Neighborhood (main stage, 5:50 p.m.), The War on Drugs (Outdoor Theater, 7:30 p.m.), and Perfume Genius (Gobi, 9:35 p.m.) will also play on Friday.
On Saturday, Haim (main stage, 9:15 p.m.), Fleet Foxes (Outdoor Theater, 8:40 p.m.), alt-J (Outdoor Theater, 10:10 p.m.), First Aid Kit (Outdoor Theater, 4:35 p.m.), Sigrid (Gobi, 4:15 p.m.), BØRNS (Outdoor Theater, 5:45 p.m.), and Tyler, the Creator (main stage, 7:55 p.m.) will play across six of the stages prepared for the festival. X Japan, a popular heavy metal glam rock and the only hard rock act to perform at Coachella this year, is scheduled to play at the Mojave area at 11:10 p.m.
Joining Eminem on Sunday are A Perfect Circle (Outdoor Theater, 9:50 p.m.), Miguel (Outdoor Theater, 8:30 p.m.), Portugal. The Man (main stage, 7:00 p.m.), Cardi B (main stage, 6:00 p.m.), Vance Joy (main stage, 4:45 p.m.), LANY (main stage, 3:35 p.m.), Hayley Kiyoko (Gobi, 4:35 p.m.), Aurora (Gobi, 5:45 p.m.), and Noname (Gobi, 2:15 p.m.).
Tickets for this year's festival were released back in January and, despite its premium price tag, were immediately sold out. Time reports that, as of this writing, there are still VIP tickets available for the second weekend.
VIP passes, which retails for $999, allows access to day parking lots, three VIP areas, and the GA camping areas.
Otherwise, the publication suggests looking for resale sites such as StubHub for available passes.
How To Watch Coachella 2018 At Home
For those who decided to avoid the crowd and the sweltering heat, Coachella 2018 will be streaming some performance online. The Mercury News says that the first weekend will be streamed on YouTube via three separate channels throughout the weekend. A fourth channel will offer a virtual reality experience of the festival.
Performances from over 75 artists are scheduled to be streamed on YouTube, including headliners The Weeknd and Beyoncé.
Watch Coachella 2018 live performances and more on https://t.co/gW7w2kc8pG + this year, check out our 4th always-on VR180 channel. pic.twitter.com/uCsIH4QV4n — Coachella (@coachella) April 9, 2018