Harry Styles performs at Coachella and surprises the fan with a cameo by Shania Twain
After a two-year absence, Coachella has made a much-anticipated return.
Located in Indio, California, the desert festival has grown in popularity over the years due to its glitzy, Instagram-worthy dress code and sightings of key celebrity guests.
The festival leads the way when it comes to innovative line-ups. Two of the top artists (Harry Styles and Billie Eilish) are under 30, while further down the carefully curated list you’ll find some of the hottest new acts – Koffee, Amyl and the Sniffers, Rina Sawayama – mingling with old school notebooks like Spiritualized and The Avalanches.
Below are all the updates from this year’s festival
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Jacob StolworthyApril 16, 2022 5:20 p.m
This year’s Coachella has many surprises in store – and one arrived yesterday.
Here is Kevin EG Perry’s report on Arcade Fire’s performance.
Jacob StolworthyApril 16, 2022 4:40 p.m
Coachella is in full swing! Here are the biggest talking points from day one…
Jacob StolworthyApril 16, 2022 4:00 p.m
And that concludes our day one live blog! Our roving reporters have been kicked out of the press tent (and will hopefully get some sleep) so we’ll be back tomorrow to cover Saturday’s performances!
Isobel LewisApril 16, 2022 9:43 am
Harry Styles and Shania Twain team up at Coachella
Harry Styles hasn’t forgotten his roots and treats the audience to a high-energy take on One Direction’s That’s What Makes You Beautiful before Shania Twain joins him for Man I Feel Like A Woman.
Yes, really. Full review follows.
Maanya SachdevaApril 16, 2022 08:33
Snoop Dogg takes the stage with Brazilian music superstar Anitta as fans celebrate ‘the best duo’.
Maanya SachdevaApril 16, 2022 8:30 am
Baby Keem Review – Rapper proves he’s got a lot more to offer than just family ties
Baby Keem, 21, arrives on Coachella’s Sahara stage late Friday night, fresh from winning the Grammy for Best Rap Performance for “Family Ties” – a collaboration with his cousin Kendrick Lamar.
While the festival rumor mill has hinted that Lamar could join his relative on stage, his lively set ends up serving only to prove that the Las Vegas-based artist doesn’t have to rely on nepotism.
His set, mostly but not exclusively, is from the 2021 debut album The melodic bluealternates between relaxed bragging rights and snarling battle songs.
For the former, there’s the bouncy “Trademark USA,” which has Keem announcing “It’s a motherf***ing party tonight innit?”, 2019’s “Honest,” which he thinks is “old s***,” and an airy “orange soda”.
For the latter, there’s the aptly named “Hooligan,” a relentless “moshpit” that lives up to its name, and the hard-hitting Kanye collaboration “Praise God.”
In the end, the only collaborator Keem welcomes onstage is Maryland-born singer Brent Faiyaz, who sings the hook for “Lost Souls.”
The truth is, he doesn’t need anyone else. A triumphant finale on “Family Ties” proves he’s a star on his own terms.
Maanya SachdevaApril 16, 2022 08:08
Lil Baby at Coachella Review – The rising rap star makes a powerful BLM statement
Ever since he burst onto the Atlanta rap scene with his debut mixtape in 2017 Perfect timingDespite the diminutive name, Lil Baby has only grown in stature and has grown into one of modern rap’s most compelling artists.
From the moment the 27-year-old stepped onto Coachella’s main stage on Friday night (April 15), he set about delivering an imposing, energetic set, accompanied by his frequent collaborator Gunna and flanked by a squad of twirling, twerking backing dancers .
Read Kevin EG Perry’s review of Lil Baby’s “emotional” Coachella performance here.
Maanya SachdevaApr 16, 2022 7:55 am
Justin Bieber surprises on the set of Daniel Caesar with “Peaches”.
Of course, golden boy Justin Bieber has joined the Coachella stage for her ultra-slick single “Peaches,” starring Daniel Caesar. And like today’s Lil Baby and Slowthai, he simply refuses to wear a shirt.
Well it’s hot out there.
Leonie CooperApril 16, 2022 07:25
Coachella, the land of the $25 vegan burger
Leonie CooperApr 16, 2022 7:18 am
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/coachella-2022-live-stream-performances-b2059395.html Coachella 2022 live: All the updates from the California music festival at the start of Day 2