Beyoncé to headline 2018 Coachella Valley Music Festival after bowing out last year because she was pregnant with twins. Photo courtesy of Nick Farrell/Sony Music

The full lineup for the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was released Tuesday, with The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem confirmed to headline the 19th annual festival in Indio.

The official lineup was announced Tuesday afternoon on the festival’s official Twitter page and website. The festival is slated for the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22 at its usual venue, the Empire Polo Grounds.

Three-day general admission passes go on sale Friday at noon.

The main acts will each be making their first headlining appearance at Coachella.

Eminem previously appeared as a guest with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg in 2012, but has not been billed as a festival act before.

Beyoncé was initially slated to perform last year, but had to bow out after announcing she was pregnant with twins. Lady Gaga took over as a replacement, but Beyoncé pledged to perform in 2018 when she announced her cancellation.

The lineup marks the first time in the festival’s history that a rock band will not be among the headlining performers.

— City News Service

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