5 things to know about the Coachella 2018 lineup: Less rock, more rap, lots of women, and potential for cool collaborations

David Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark), shown performing together in 2013, are both on the bill for Coachella 2018. (File photo by Kelly A. Swift, contributing photographer).

The lineup for the 2018 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival dropped on Tuesday and if you were surprised by the headliners, well, you haven’t been paying attention.

Beyoncé was a given. After dropping out of her headlining debut in 2017 for the very good reason of being pregnant with twins, she’d promised to make up the billing this year, which she’ll do both Saturdays of Coachella this year. And the Weeknd and Eminem, who’ll headline Friday and Sunday nights, respectively, have been widely predicted since at least mid-December, those rumors proving true on Tuesday.

So what our instant take on this typically dense billing of 150 or so acts? It’s partly what’s not represented this year, it’s a bit of what seems to continue to grab a bigger share of the lineup, and after that, well, you’re going to have read our Five Things to see, now aren’t you?

David Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark), shown performing together in 2013, are both on the bill for Coachella 2018. (File photo by Kelly A. Swift, contributing photographer).

Kele Okereke and David Byrne perform during “Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor” at the Greek Theatre. (File photo by Kelly A. Swift, contributing photographer)

The War on Drugs perform Friday at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio.

Kamasi Washington performs at Coachella Day 3 week 2 in Indio, Sunday April 24, 2016. The saxophonist is back on the bill in 2018. (File photo by David Brendan Hall, contributing photographer)

Haim performs Sunday during FYF Fest at L.A.’s Exposition Park. (Photo by David Brendan Hall, contributing photographer)

Vince Staples performs at the Sahara tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (Photo by Rodrigo Pena for Southern California News Group)

R&B star the Weeknd will headline both Friday nights of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday, April 13 and Friday, April 20. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, contributing photographer)

Jay Kay, singer of the British band Jamiroquai performs during their concert on the Main Stage of the Sziget (Island) Festival on the Shipyard Island in Northern Budapest, Hungary, late Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. The Island Festival is one of the biggest cultural events of Europe with an emphasis on music. (AP Photo/MTI, Balazs Mohai)

Rapper Eminem will close out both weekends of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, performing on both

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