Coachella festival organizers have tapped in The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia as the last-minute replacement for Kanye West, who pulled out of the festival on Monday.
The California-based music festival released a new poster on Instagram that lists The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia as the headliners. Ye was previously scheduled to perform on Sundays, April 7 and April 24.
The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia will join the previously announced headliners Billie Eilish and Harry Styles, who are set to headline the two Friday and Saturday dates, respectively.
Swedish House Mafia, the EDM group consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, was already supposed to be a special guest on the festival but were upgraded as co-headliners after West pulled out.
In February, Ye had demanded Eilish apologize to Travis Scott before he would perform at Coachella.
West had given the ultimatum to the “Bad Guy” singer after she took what he saw as a dig at Scott during one of her concerts.
Eilish temporarily paused her show to get a fan an inhaler and commented, “I wait for the people to be OK before I keep going,” which some saw as a diss of Scott and the recent tragedy at Astroworld Festival.
West was affected by Eilish’s remarks and wrote on social media, “Come on Billie we love you. Please apologize to Trav and to the families of the people who lost their lives. No one intended this to happen. Trav didn’t have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage and was very hurt by what happened, and yes Trav will be with me at Coachella, but now I need Billie to apologize before I perform.”
However, Eilish refused to apologize and said that she “literally never said a thing about Travis. Was just helping a fan.”
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