The organisers of Coachella, one of the biggest arts and music festivals in the world have announced the lineup for this year’s event. The 2020 show will be headlined by rock legends Rage Against The Machine (often referred to as RATM) who will kick off the festival and perform again on 17 April. This will be the band’s third appearance at one of the most acclaimed music shows. Two other headliners are rapper Travis Scott, who has recently released a compilation album, and singer Frank Ocean whose new songs “DHL” and “In My Room” reached in US Billboard chart.
This year, giants like Tom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Fatboy Slim, and BigBang (a music festival without a K-Pop band is not a festival) will share the stage with lots of breakout artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Lil Nas X, and Ari Lennox. Other names mentioned in the lineup are Daniel Cesar, The Idles, Calvin Harris, and Flume.
The biggest surprise of this year is Danny Elfman, the man who composed the score for more than 100 Hollywood movies – 1989's Batman, Good Will Hunting, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands – and themes for the Simpsons and Desperate Housewives. Prior to his brilliant career as composer, which earned him numerous awards and nominations, Elfman played in a popular new-wave band Oingo-Bongo.
Me: “Ugh, I can’t stand people who go to Coachella.”— Ian Curtis Is Hungry (@hungryiancurtis) January 3, 2020
“Danny Elfman is gonna be there this year.”
Also Me: pic.twitter.com/uZPe5qwf6h
People on the internet divided into those who were ecstatic about Elfman being added to the lineup
Me dressing up for Coachella to see Danny Elfman. pic.twitter.com/RhgJZXujly— Joseph Skywalker: The Leader of #ZoriiBlissGang (@DoctorRagnarok) January 3, 2020
you all are hurting me by forgetting that danny elfman is a composer AND a rock star and blessed the world with oingo boingo— anaĸιn'ѕ pocĸeт ѕand 💫 (@peasoupprincess) January 3, 2020
and those who didn’t understand why a composer is featured in the lineup of a popular music festival.
Anyone wanna explain to me why Danny Elfman is playing Coachella this year? I have SO many questions that need answering about this— Scream (1996) 🔪 (@cheapjumpscare) January 3, 2020
WTF IS DANNY ELFMAN DOING IN COACHELLA https://t.co/ACZyb1THKW— Octane 🤘🏼 (@KillpopQueen) January 3, 2020
The news of Elfman peforming at Coachella was trending on Twitter and many his fans became scared that the composer had died.
When Danny Elfman is trending, but it's only because he's playing at trashass Coachella. pic.twitter.com/IRSfnFgXUZ— Beet-R.chr (@8337_R) January 3, 2020
Many social media users were also excited about seeing Brazilian artist and drag queen Pablo Vittar.