The Coachella Music Festival is fast approaching with the 3-day, 9-stage cultural event taking place on two consecutive weekends; first on April 12 to 14, 2019 and the second on April 19 to 21, 2019. Hope you were able to get your festival wristband and passes, as the festival quickly sold out all tickets on the day it was released (January 04, 2019). Well if you are one of the lucky ones, prepare the things you need to make the weekend the best pop music cultural event ever experienced in a Coachella Music Festival.
Headliners and Sweet Surprises in the 2019 Coachella Music Festival
This year’s headliners are Blackpink (April 12/April 19), Tame Impala (April 13/April 20) and lo and behold, Ariana Grande (April 14/April 21).
Ariana makes a first in the history of Coachella Festivals, by being the youngest popstar to perform as a Coachella headliner: whilst becoming 4th in the festival’s short list of female headliners in Coachella’s 20-year history. The first is Björk, who performed in 2002 and 2007, then Lady Gaga in 2017, with Beyonce the most recent in 2018.
If rumours are true that Kanye West opted to dropout as performer for this year, don’t fret. What you will be getting is more than what you bargained for because Idris Elba, will be a featured DJ. Yes, you read it right! The same Idris Elba who was recently named as the new “Sexiest Man Alive,” will be deejaying on Saturday night (April 13 and April 20), with Australians Tame Impala as headliner. The 46-year old hunk of an actor used to be a DJ at UK’s Glastonbury Festivals.
Blackpink, the South Korean girl group that made many firsts in the history of Billboard Hot 100 is another welcome surprise. The sexy K-pop group was the first of several emerging K-pop artists to hit a mark in the Billboard World Digital Sales with not just one, but with four (4) Number#1 singles. As a matter of fact, Blackpink is the only Korean group to ever make it to Billboard’s Emerging Artists, and at the same time, top the roster as well.
The girls shone with their “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” when the song landed at Number 55, with the album “Square Up” at Number 40. Expect the pop fever to hit an all time high on Coachella’s opening night when the Blackpink girls hit it out with their “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” performance.
Some Important Reminders for a Safe Night of Campout Slumber
At the end of the day, you and your companions will be heading to the campsite feeling fulfilled and exhilarated. Now with all the festival excitement still up in the air, the first thing to do is to make sure all your belongings are intact and secure, and that the hammock straps are properly fastened as the desert air could get windy. For sure, you will be too tired or heady to do those, once you get the urge to plop into your cozy hammock.