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Coachella Finds Kanye West's Sunday Headliner Replacement — Find Out Who The New Performer Is

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Apr. 6 2022, Published 11:19 a.m. ET

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Coachella organizers have reportedly found a performer to fill in for Kanye West's vacant slot as headliner for the biggest night of the festival: The Weeknd.

Ye was supposed to hit the festival stage on both Sunday, April 17, and Sunday, April 24, but it has now been reported that the "Blinding Nights" performer will join Swedish House Mafia, who was supposed to headline Friday but will now go on Sunday. The Weeknd will be joining headliners Harry Styles and Billie Eilish for the two-week festival in Indio, Calif.

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TMZ reported sources with direct knowledge confirmed The Weeknd, born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, agreed to the gig. The singer-songwriter and house music supergroup pairing makes sense, given the two — who are underneath the same management team, SALXCO — released their hit tune, "Moth to a Flame," earlier this year.

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It's unclear how the set will work, if one will perform before the other or if they'll switch off throughout the set, but it'll certainly be a can't miss spectacle, as Swedish House Mafia will be marking their return to the desert following their April 15 release of their latest album Paradise Again.

The outlet previously reported The Weeknd, Silk Sonic and Red Hot Chili Peppers were on the festival organizers' list of who could replace the Donda performer — but Bruno Mars turned the offer down because he felt the group didn't have enough time to get an impressive performance together.

Some other performers including Justin Bieber and Travis Scott were also reportedly on the list. As OK! reported, West was apparently planning on bringing the "Highest In The Room" artist on stage during his performance after Scott was nixed from the event following his fatal Astroworld festival in November 2021 that left several people dead and hundreds injured.

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It seems Coachella honchos had a change of heart, as they were apparently hoping Scott would take the stage, but he also was unable to get a show together in time, according to TMZ. (The "goosebumps" rapper was set to headline in 2020, but the festival was canceled due to COVID-19.)

News broke on Monday, April 4, that West dropped out of his Coachella performance, a move that left festival organizers completely blindsided. The decision came after months of the rapper trolling ex wife Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend, Pete Davidson, on social media with a series of scathing Instagram posts.

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