The Detroit rapper’s appearance will mark his first headlining performance at the Southern California festival


Eminem has announced his first concert of 2018: A headlining performance at Indio, Calif.’s Coachella festival.

The Detroit rapper will perform at the desert-set festival alongside fellow headliners the Weeknd and Beyoncé, promoters announced Tuesday. Em will close out the festival’s two weekends, performing on Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22.

The performance marks the first time Eminem has headlined Coachella. He performed at the festival in 2012, popping up during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s performance, which also featured a cameo from 2Pac’s hologram.

Other prominent Detroit-area and Michigan acts performing at this year’s Coachella include Detroit rapper Dej Loaf, Grand Haven-bred singer-songwriter Børns and Frankenmuth rockers Greta Van Fleet. Detroit techno giant Carl Craig will perform with his Detroit Love project, alongside Moodymann and Kyle Hall.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday at 3 p.m. local time on the festival’s website,

Eminem has links with both of his co-headliners; he appeared on a remix of the Weeknd’s “The Hills” in 2015, and Beyoncé appears on “Walk on Water” from his new album, “Revival.”

Em’s “Revival” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart, and dips to No. 4 on this week’s chart.

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