After going on hiatus with its members’ entering mandatory military service and drug problems, K-pop boy band BIGBANG is making the comeback as it joins the lineup of artists for the 2020 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Coachella Festival, which runs for two weekends in April, announced its full lineup of artists on January 3. BIGBANG is set to perform on April 10 and April 17.
Now that one of its members, Seungri, retired from the entertainment industry in March 2019 after he was accused of offering prostitutes to investors in his nightclub, Burning Sun, only 4 members will continue as BIGBANG. The last time BIGBANG performed was on December 31, 2017, prior to the members’ military enlistment. They were discharged last year.
For 2020, Coachella’s headliners include Rage Against the Machine for the Friday shows, Travis Scott for the Saturday shows, and Frank Ocean for the Sunday shows. Other artists on the Coachella lineup include Calvin Harris, Run the Jewels, Flume, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lana del Rey, and FKA Twigs.
Coachella, which has continued its tradition and authority since 1999, attracts 200,000 to 300,000 spectators every year. It is called the “dream stage” that countless musicians aspire to because it invites artists with musical talent regardless of the popularity. Many celebrities, including Hollywood stars, are also visiting.
The festival not only exchanges music but also exchanges trends across cultures such as fashion and lifestyle. Coachella will be held in Indio, California from April 10 to 12, and April 17 to 19. Tickets for the first weekend are already sold out.