The 2019 Coachella Lineup Is Here and, Um, It's Not What We Expected

It’s not every year we consider venturing to Indio, California, to stand in the dirt at Coachella, but this brand-new lineup is making us want to splurge on a ticket thanks to one surprising addition: Idris Elba.

The musical festival just released a complete list of artists who will perform during the 2019 concert series, which will take place from April 12 to April 14 and April 19 to April 21. While it includes a few expected names—like Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Zedd, Khalid, Tame Impala and Solange—we couldn’t help but notice the Luther star, 46, is also on the list.


The photo shows the three-day lineup, which features Elba’s name listed in small print under “Saturday April 13 & 20.”

The internet immediately blew up with questions about the actor. While some users confirmed our suspicions with close-up shots…


…others reminded us of Elba’s part-time gig as a DJ.

That flower crown is looking more and more tempting.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...