Set times have been released for the Coachella Music & Art Festival ... which begins Friday.
Childish Gambino ... Janelle Monae and The 1975 will light up the Coachella stage Friday night with back-to-back-to-back performances beginning at 25-past-8. Saturday's schedule will include Weezer at 8:35 in the evening at the Coachella stage ... Billie Eilish at 9-35 at the Outdoor Theatre ... Tame Impala at 10:35 p.m. at the Coachella stage ... Kid Cudi at 5-to midnight at the Sahara ... and Bassnectar at 12-0-5 at the Outdoor Theatre.
Ariana Grande is scheduled to perform at the Coachella stage at 10:30
Sunday. Also taking the stage on the final day of the festival weekend
will be H-E-R ... who's set to perform at 9:30 Sunday night at the Outdoor
Theatre. Fans who were looking forward to the triumphant return of the Knowles
clan this year after Beyonce's performance in 20-18 will be disappointed.
Solange ... Beyonce's sister ... has canceled her planned Saturday appearance.
The celebrity news website T-M-Z dot com has reported that members of Solange's
band started getting sick ... and she couldn't find the right mix of
With the Coachella Music & Art Festival getting ready to open tomorrow (Friday)
... today is expected to be one of the busiest traffic days of the year in
the Coachella Valley ... so authorities have identified a series of routes
likely to be problematic for festival-goers and locals alike. Music fans are
expected to begin their pilgrimage to Indio today ... and major congestion is
anticipated on multiple routes. Indio city officials say motorists should
expect traffic delays starting today and continuing through Sunday on the
following stretches: southbound Jefferson, Washington and Monroe streets from
the 10 Freeway to Avenue 52 ... Avenue 48 between Jefferson and Jackson streets
... Highway 111 at Jefferson and Monroe streets ... and eastbound 10 Freeway
exits at Jefferson, Monroe and Washington streets.
Once the festival ends this weekend and next ... nearly 40-thousand
campers are expected to be leaving the festival site ... causing significant
traffic on the 10 Freeway. Indio officials strongly encourage festival-goers to
take advantage of the Any Line Shuttle ... which costs 80 dollars for the
entire weekend and services hotels in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells
and other local resorts.