The newly reunited Swedish House Mafia will make their major festival return as performers at Coachella in 2022. The festival, which has been rescheduled time and time again over the pandemic, landed on the two weekends of April 15 through 17 and April 29 through May 1.
Swedish House Mafia performed their last live festival set as a trio at Coachella in 2012 as a final goodbye after deciding to amicably part ways. It’s only fitting that they take the stage again at what will be a return for both themselves and the festival.
The EDM powerhouse group is the first act to be announced for the festival, which is already sold out of passes. Their inclusion was announced on social media where Coachella shared an orange-tinted photo of the trio walking through the desert towards the festival’s iconic Ferris Wheel.
On their own social media, Swedish House Mafia shared a 19-second visual of a black bomber jacket being designed under the slams under an embroidery machine. The final moment of the visual reveals the completed jacket which reads “Swedish House Mafia Live Coachella 2022.”
Earlier this week, the trio announced the upcoming collaboration with The Weeknd: “Moth To A Flame.” The announcement visual shared on both act’s social media accounts featured the dark, blue-hued aesthetic more closely associated with The Weeknd. Since making their return with the singles “Lifetime” with Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake and the solo “It Gets Better,” Swedish House Mafia have incorporated the bold orange coloring of a desert into their visual releases.
Before they take the stage at Coachella next year, the group is slated to release their third studio album Paradise Again before 2021 comes to an end. Members Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso have expressed that their creative reunion doesn’t rely on whether they sell millions of records, or if they pick up where they left off. What matters, they say, is that they’re together once again and creating music that they love.