Coachella is ready to return this coming April, with Indonesia’s music exports NIKI and Wealthy Brian lastly set to make their debuts on the music competition, which had undergone postponements and cancellations within the final two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This 12 months’s Coachella will probably be held over two weekends from April 15-17 and April 22-24 on the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. The competition has simply launched its full lineup forward of a presale interval for weekend 2, which is able to go on their official website:
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LA-based Indonesian singer-songwriter NIKI and rapper Wealthy Brian are included within the lineup of one of many world’s most well-known music festivals. They have been beforehand slated to carry out on the 2020 version earlier than it was canceled, and the information comes as a aid and a affirmation that the artists’ Coachella desires are nonetheless alive.
NIKI and Wealthy Brian would be the first Indonesian solo artists to carry out on the competition. The frontman of Australian band Mood Lure, Indonesian-born Dougy Mandagi, notably graced the competition in 2010.
NIKI will carry out on Friday, April 15 and 22 on the identical day as headliners Harry Types, Daniel Caesar, and Phoebe Bridgers. In the meantime, Wealthy Brian is scheduled to carry out on Saturday, April 16 and 23 alongside headliners Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, and Disclosure.
Their 88rising labelmate Joji, former web personality-turned R&B and trip-hop Japanese singer, is ready to headline the competition. The label has acquired particular billing with “88rising’s Head in The Clouds Without end,” which means both a particular efficiency or a separate stage that includes their artists. A competition of the identical identify, which can also be organized by the label, is the primary full-Asian music occasion to be held in the US.
Apart from these talked about above, the lineup for this 12 months’s Coachella sounds fairly thrilling with acts reminiscent of Korean DJ Peggy Gou, Okay-hip hop trio Epik Excessive, and US experimental pop band Japanese Breakfast. There are additionally enormous names like English DJ Jamie XX, US rappers Ye (previously referred to as Kanye West) and Doja Cat, and hip hop duo Run the Jewels.
Brian and NIKI, who’re each 22, have been just lately concerned within the OST album for Marvel Studio’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Brian collaborated with DJ Snake and Rick Ross in Run It, whereas Niki contributed the tremendous catchy Each Summertime to the album.
NIKI’s newest launch was a single titled Cut up. She additionally had a function look on HONNE’s tune, Coming Dwelling, whereas Brian was featured in viral hit Edamame with Canadian rapper bbno$ (pronounced as “child no cash”) and launched a single titled New Tooth. The 2 of them additionally launched a single titled California, which noticed them collaborating with fellow 88rising Indonesian musician, Warren Hue, final 12 months.