Beyonce and rapper Kendrick Lamar have reportedly been tapped to headline California’s Coachella festival next year (17).
Rumours suggesting the Formation hitmaker will be taking over the Indio desert first emerged in September (16), and now the gossip has gathered pace, with Kendrick also allegedly invited to close out one night of the three-day music and arts event, according to HITS Daily Double.
Rockers Radiohead are heavily tipped as the third headlining act.
The official line-up is set to be announced in January (17).
The Coachella 2017 will take place over two weekends, from 14 to 16 April and again from 21 to 23 April (17), with the same artists performing at each event.
LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, and Calvin Harris topped the bill for this year’s (16) festival.
If the news about Beyonce and Kendrick is true, it won’t be their first appearances at the big desert gig.
Kendrick surprised fans twice in April (16) when he joined both Ice Cube and Anderson Paak onstage to perform his hits Alright and Backseat Freestyle, while he made his Coachella debut back in 2012, when he played his own solo set.
Beyonce, meanwhile, made a memorable appearance in 2014 when she danced onstage alongside her sister Solange, four years after she was brought out as a special guest by husband Jay Z, who was one of the headliners in 2010.
Beyonce and Kendrick are also collaborators – the rapper featured on the R&B icon’s song Freedom, from her latest album, Lemonade. peoplemusicnews.com