The 2023 Coachella Festival is giving people something to talk about due to the performances of Rosalía, Blackpink, Bad Bunny and Frank Ocean, but also due to the artists who have been present in this edition and who were not part of the original poster.
Post Malone, Featherweight and Thundercat have so far been some of the big surprises that the most important musical gathering in the United States has given.
Coachella has always been characterized by achieving exclusive collaborations, and sometimes expected, from live artists, or by adding last-minute concerts.
One of the first unexpected announcements came days before the start of the festival when the organization announced that they would be the reunion stage for the alternative rock band Blink 182.
However, the fact caused great outrage among Latin American fans as the group popularized at the beginning of the millennium canceled its tour in March due to an injury that its drummer, Travis Baker, had suffered on a finger.
Likewise, Gorillaz had several surprises for their followers as they were one of the bands with the most guests in their show, because on stage they received bassist Thundercat to perform their joint song “Cracker Island”, De La Soul on the song “Feel Good Inc.”, as well as singer Peven Everett with “Strobelite.”
LATINOS SUPPORTING LATINOS
But if there is a genre that has been characterized by collaborations between colleagues, it is the urban one, and at Coachella many Latin exponents have surprised their audience with various fusions.
After being the guest of Karol G in the last edition, Becky G received her friend Natti Natasha at her first Coachella solo concert, to perform her hit “Sin Pijama”, the Mexican Featherweight to sing her most recent song ” Chanel” and Fuerza Regida, with whom she sang the cover of “Bebé dame”.
For his part, Bad Bunny had a strange presentation with the New York singer Post Malone, with whom he performed a cappella songs like “La canción” and “Yonaguni” between uncomfortable technical problems, as well as the Puerto Ricans Ñengo Flow, Jhay Cortez and the duo Jowell and Randy.
Sometimes the guests at the presentations mark the debut of artists who will later have a privileged space at the prestigious festival.
“Bad Rabbit” himself had his first performance as Cardi B’s guest artist in 2018, a year later he sang on stage for the first time alone and this year he became the first Latino to headline a day of the bill.
The same feat has been repeated by artists like Becky G and J Balvin, and tonight fans are speculating about the possible presence of Rauw Alejandro in Rosalía’s presentation.