African musicians including Black Coffee (South Africa), Sampa the Great (Zambia/Australia), AMÉMÉ (Benin/US) and Dave (UK/Ghana) have been confirmed to perform at Coachella this year following the festival’s two-year hiatus.

The headliners for Coachella 2020 included Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott. Ocean will now headline Coachella 2023, while Scott’s status as a headliner is being questioned following the Astroworld tragedy, which led to the death of 10 festivalgoers at his concert last year.

The African stars will be joined by big names such as Kanye West (YE), Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Swedish House Mafia, who will headline the festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The line-up also includes global stars Megan Thee Stallion, Ari Lennox, Big Sean, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Doja Cat, Run the Jewels, Danny Elfman, Vince Staples, Baby Keem, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Arooj Aftab, Orville Peck, Fatboy Slim and Duck Sause, among many others [full line-up below].

African artists continue to take up space at Coachella and we’re certainly here for it. Mr Eazi and Burna Boy carried the torch for Afrobeats artists with their performances last year after fans were disappointed by Wizkid’s no-show at the 2018 edition of the music festival.

This year, DJ Black Coffee, Princess Nokia, Koffee, Sampa the Great, Seun Kuti, Aya Nakamura, Masego and Koffee are all set to hit the massive stage.

DJ Black Coffee has become a staple at major music events. Not only was the house/dance maverick a part of last year’s Coachella, he’s also set to headline ULTRA South Africa 2020 for the first time ever this year.

Afro-Nuyorican MC Princess Nokia returns to Coachella again this year alongside French-Malian pop singer Aya Nakamura, Australian-Zambian singer-songwriter and rapper, Sampa the Great as well as British-Nigerian rapper Dave.

Nearly a decade later, Afrobeats prodigy Seun Kuti will return to Coachella accompanied by his band, Egypt 80. Masego, who recently headlined Afropunk Johannesburg alongside Miguel and Solange, will also perform at Coachella with fellow Jamaican artist Koffee.

While set details and times are still to be released, you can view the complete line-up and purchase tickets here.

Below is the full Coachella 2022 line-up in alphabetical order: 

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21 Savage
Adam Port
Alaina Castillo
Alec Benjamin
Ali Gatie
Altın Gün
Amber Mark
AMÉMÉ
Amyl and the Sniffers
Anitta
ANNA
Ari Lennox
Arlo Parks
Arooj Aftab
ARTBAT
Baby Keem
BADBADNOTGOOD
Banda MS
beabadoobee
Beach Bunny
Beach Goons
Bedouin
Belly
Big Sean
Billie Eilish
Bishop Briggs
Black Coffee
black midi
BROCKHAMPTON
Caribou
Cariño
Carly Rae Jepsen
Caroline Polachek
Channel Tres
Chelsea Cutler
Chicano Batman
Chris Liebing
City Girls
Code Orange
Cole Knight
Conan Gray
Cordae
Crumb
Cuco
Current Joys
Damian Lazarus
Daniel Caesar
Danny Elfman
Daphni
Dave
Dear Humans
Denzel Curry
Disclosure
Dixon
DJ Holographic
DJ Koze
DJ Lord
Doja Cat
Dom Dolla
Duck Sauce
Duke Dumont
Ed Maverick
Ela Minus
Emo Nite
Emotional Oranges
EPIK HIGH
EYEDRESS
Fatboy Slim
88rising’s HEAD IN THE CLOUDS FOREVER
FINNEAS
Floating Points
Flume
Fred again..
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
GG Magree
girl in red
Giselle Woo & The Night Owls
Giveon
Griselda
Grupo Firme
Harry Styles
Hayden James
Holly Humberstone
Hot Chip
IDLES
Inner Wave
Isaiah Rashad
J.I.D
Jamie xx
Japanese Breakfast
Jayda G
Jean Dawson
Jessie Reyez
John Summit
Joji
Karol G
Kim Petras
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Koffee
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
L’Impératrice
Lane 8
Lawrence
Layla Benitez
Lil Baby
Logic1000
Lost Kings
Louis The Child
Luttrell
Madeon
Maggie Rogers
Måneskin
Mannequin Pussy
Mariah the Scientist
Masego
Maxo Kream
Megan Thee Stallion
MEUTE
Miane
Michael Bibi
MIKA
Molchat Doma
Natanael Cano
Nathy Peluso
Nicki Nicole
NIKI
Nilüfer Yanya
Olivia O’Brien
Omar Apollo
Orville Peck
Pabllo Vittar
Paco Osuna
Peggy Gou
Phoebe Bridgers
Pink Sweat$
Princess Nokia
PUP
Purple Disco Machine
Raveena
Rich Brian
Richie Hawtin
Rina Sawayama
Role Model
Run The Jewels
Sama’ Abdulhadi
Sampa The Great
Satori
Skegss
SLANDER
slowthai
Snoh Aalegra
SOHMI
Solomun
Spiritualized
Steve Lacy
Still Woozy
Stromae
Surf Curse
Swedish House Mafia
Tchami
The Avalanches
The Blessed Madonna + Honey Dijon
The Chats
The Hu
The Marías
The Martinez Brothers
The Regrettes
TOKiMONSTA
Turnstile
Viagra Boys
Vince Staples
VNSSA
Wallows
Whipped Cream
Yard Act
Ye
Yola