Calvin Harris Becomes First DJ to Play Coachella as Premier Headliner
Calvin Harris has officially entered a league of his own.
Coachella dropped its 2016 lineup yesterday (Jan. 4), listing LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses and Calvin Harris as the top-billed acts.
While the U.K. DJ-producer is no stranger to the mainstream demographic with hit singles like “I Need Your Love,” “Sweet Nothing,” and most recently "How Deep is Your Love,” he is the first of his kind to be billed as a premier headliner at the prominent festival in Indio, California.
Previous DJs to receive high placement on the lineup who fell short of the top spot include David Guetta in 2015, Skrillex in 2014 and Swedish House Mafia in 2012.
Harris made his Coachella debut back in 2014 and garnered one of the largest crowds in the festival’s history at the time, landing second to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s performance with Tupac Shakur’s hologram in 2012.