The music festival Coachella 2020 will soon be descending upon us and this year there will more Asian acts than ever. Coachella announced their artist lineup earlier this week and what a diverse lineup indeed. Although no Asians will be headlining, sprinkles of Asian acts will be present throughout the festival.
Last year a couple of K-pop and J-pop acts performed at Coachella 2019 with “BlackPink” being the biggest name. They made history as the first-ever all-female K-pop group to perform at the festival. This year, however, two K-pop boy groups will perform in Indio, California. K-pop boy band BIGBANG and rap group Epik High are set to play on Friday. Additionally, three Korean electronic DJs, Yaeji, TOKIMONSTA, and Peggy Gou, will play the weekend.
From the J-pop world, Kayry Pamyu Pamyu will perform on Sunday after Japanese American Youtube singer Conan Gray. But the best J-pop act, a virtual reality Japanese singer named Hatsune Miku, is set to grace the stage on Friday.
Representing South Asia is Indian American R&B singer Raveena and Bangladeshi American Jai Wolf. And from Southeast Asia, Filipino British singer baebadoobee will perform on Saturday.
Even Mongolians will be represented there with HU rocking the stage.
And what’s a festival with this many Asians without the too cool to be Asians from 88 rising. Joji, Rich Brian, and NIKI will perform on the main stage and interestingly enough, 88rising will have a separate show on Saturday.
That’s it for the Asian acts at Coachella. On Friday the headliner will be Rage Against the Machine. On Saturday Travis Scott. And on Sunday Frank Ocean.
So get your Coachella tickets because they sell out fast. The festival takes place on April 10-12 and April 17-19 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. See you there.