Coachella 2018: Eminem, Beyoncé, and The Weeknd to Headline 2-Weekend Music Festival

Other performers include Cardi B, SZA, David Byrne, and 2016 Stern Show guest Aurora, among many others

January 3, 2018
Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Eminem Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Eminem Photo: PRPhotos/Getty

Desert hipsters rejoice: the Coachella 2018 lineup is here.

This year’s headliners are Eminem, The Weeknd, and Beyoncé, the last of whom dropped out of last year’s festival while she was pregnant with twins and was eventually replaced by Stern Show favorite Lady Gaga.

Other prominent acts scheduled to perform include recent “Saturday Night Live” veteran and Maroon 5 collaborator SZA, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, HAIM, Portugal. The Man, A Perfect Circle, “Bodak Yellow” sensation Cardi B, and Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora, who during her 2016 Stern Show debut told Howard all about her impressive collection of death moths before performing an impressive cover of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?”

Of course, to many people the two-weekend festival is about more than just the music. For some, it’s a place to go to spot celebrities, like “Married … With Children” star David Faustino, who once called into the show to discuss attending Coachella. For others, it’s about being seen and taking lots of selfies, at least according to repeat Stern Show guest David Spade.

“That’s where girls go to try on clothes and take photos,” Spade told Howard in May 2016. “So you’re basically in L.A., you’re just three hours away.”

Listen to David and Howard’s Coachella conversation (below).

Coachella 2018 kicks off April 13 in Indio, Calif., and runs through April 22. Check out the full lineup (below).

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