Coachella reveals 2018 set times, and there are a lot of tough choices to make

Schedule conflicts include The Weeknd vs. Jamiroquai, Vince Staples vs. The War on Drugs, Angel Olsen vs. Chromeo, and more

Coachella 2018
Coachella 2018

For the next two weekends, the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will host Coachella 2018. With just hours to go before the first acts take the stage, organizers have revealed the set times for weekend one. Given the depth of this year’s lineup, there are a few difficult choices facing festival-goers.

For example, The Weeknd closes out Friday, but his headlining performance conflicts with Jamiroquai’s own late-night set. SZA’s set overlaps with Perfume Genius’ and Soulwax’s performances; St. Vincent takes the stage the same time as DREAMS, the new collaborative project from Empire Of The Sun’s Luke Steele and former Silverchair frontman Daniel John; and fast-rising rockers Greta Van Fleet play opposite young pop starlet Kali Uchis. Vince Staples and The War on Drugs also present festival-goers with an especially difficult Sophie’s choice.

Saturday is no easier. While Beyoncé’s headlining performance is obviously required viewing, it conflicts with a rare performance from Japanese rock gods X Japan. HAIM’s set partially overlaps with both Fleet Foxes and Oh Sees. Brockhampton and MØ have conflicting sets, as do alt-J and Hundred Waters. Another brutal conflict? Angel Olsen or Chromeo.

Eminem is the Sunday night main stage headliner, but festival-goers can instead opt to see A Perfect Circle. Before that, they’ll have to chose between Migos or Kamaiyah; Miguel or Princess Nokia; and Portugal. the Man or Kamasi Washington.

See the full set times below. Coachella is sold out, but you can still grab tickets via StubHub. Additionally, many of the performances will be streamed live on YouTube.


Coachella Friday 2018


Coachella 2018 Saturday


Coachella 2018 Sunday

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