This post was originally published on January 19, 2017 and is being republished. It has been updated from the original.
The first weekend of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (also known as…Coachella) happened last weekend, and this weekend is part two. As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Beyonce headlines this year’s festival. She put out an epic set last weekend (watch it if you haven’t!!!)
Why is this significant? Beyonce is the first Black woman to headline Coachella!!
Coachella festivals (#): 19
- Founded in 1999
Total female headliners (#): 3
Bjork headlined in 2002 and 2007.
Unique female headliners (#): 2
- Bjork and Beyonce
Total female headliners (%): 2.17%
Unique female headliners (%): 1.45%
Main stage acts (approximate #): 138
*Source: Coachella Festival line-ups page on Wikipedia