Coachella, which is a California-based music festival, released a new poster on Instagram on April 6 where it can be seen that The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia will be performing in place of Kanye West this year.
Ye was previously scheduled to perform on April 7 as well as April 24 before he backed out mentioning that he wants to get help after all the drama with Kim and Pete.
Swedish House Mafia, the EDM group, consisting of Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso was supposed to be a special guest since in the old poster they were listed as “returning to the desert.”
The Weeknd also confirmed that he’ll be performing at the music festival by reposting the poster on his Instagram. As reported by Page Six earlier this week, there had been rumors going on about The Weeknd replacing West as the headliner.
A source told Page Six on Monday, “Kanye has definitely pulled out of Coachella. He hasn’t been rehearsing or putting on a production. Travis Scott was supposed to be joining him onstage. Now it would be virtually impossible for him to get it together. Look for The Weeknd to replace him. Kanye is backing out because he wants to stay out of the public eye after all the drama with Kim and Pete, he wants to get help.”
West doesn’t look like he is bothered by his decision to drop out and just after the news broke out, he was spotted at a construction site in Beverly Hills.
Coachella is going to take place from April 5 to April 24 in Indio, Calif.
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