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Music fans were arriving in droves to California's Coachella Valley for the premier arts festival, which began Friday and was headlined by Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat and Tyler, The Creator.

(File) Japanese virtual singer Hatsune Miku performs on stage during a concert at the Zenith Concert Hall in Paris, January 16, 2020. – Hordes of music fans were arriving in California's Coachella Valley for the premier arts festival starting April 12th. Headliners include Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat, and Tyler, The Creator. (Photo by Christophe Arcambaud/AFP)

Music fans were arriving in droves to California's Coachella Valley for the premier arts festival, which began Friday and was headlined by Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat and Tyler, The Creator.

No Doubt, the Gwen Stefani-led group that reached the height of its fame in the 1990s, will also reunite on stage for the first time since 2015.

And none other than Taylor Swift, the megastar who is currently on hiatus from her multi-billion dollar blockbuster Elas Tour, makes a surprise appearance at the festival venue, which is dramatically framed by the San Jacinto Mountains. There are rumors going around that he might.

Although Swift is not included in the lineup, there is speculation that she will be on stage with her friend Lana Del Rey and the rock band Bleachers, fronted by longtime producer Jack Antonoff. .

It would also be the perfect time to promote her upcoming album, The Tortured Poets Division, which will be released on April 19th.

But hopeful fan gossip aside, this year is far from the most exciting year for Coachella.

Ticket sales have slowed compared to past seasons, but prices remain in the $500 range for general admission and more than $1,000 for VIP passes.

Ten years ago, entries for Coachella came together within an hour. This year, the first weekend round took a month to sell out, but tickets are still available for the second round, which has essentially the same lineup.

The tough acts continue in the 2024 edition. Last year, Bad Bunny ushered in a historic year in which the reggaeton giant became the first Spanish-speaking and Latino artist to headline a show for the first time without a white main act.

And another group with an insatiable fanbase, South Korean K-pop group Blackpink, became Asia's first and highest-grossing artist in 2023.

Meanwhile, reclusive R&B artist Frank Ocean infamously dropped out of the second weekend after a foot injury caused excessive delays in his first set and angered many fans.

~Virtual Star, Latin Revolution~
Despite the sales slump, Coachella 2024 features an eclectic lineup that includes many international artists, a consistent trend for the festival, which was originally centered around alternative rock.

Japan's famous virtual singer Hatsune Miku, a Vocaloid software voice bank that personifies a turquoise-haired teenage girl, is set to make her Coachella debut, originally scheduled for 2020.

Although this “artist” is not real, it started life as a virtual instrument in 2007 and has grown into a touring cultural icon since 2014.

Stage production includes visuals and live band.

Riki Tsuji, who is part of the business team at Crypton Future Media, which developed Hatsune Miku, said, “I have no idea what to expect from the audience…and the audience also doesn't know what to expect.'' Ta.

“There will probably be a lot of people who have never heard of Hatsune Miku before,” Tsuji told AFP.

Grammy-nominated Sima Funk will become the first Cuban-born artist to perform at Coachella, bringing his disco- and horn-infused brand of Afro-Cuban funk to the desert.

He is one of a number of Latin artists including rising Puerto Rican star Young Miko and Mexican superstar Peso Pluma who have burst into the global mainstream with a string of hits over the past year. be.

Both are among the artists who have collaborated with Argentina's Visarap. BizaRap is one of the most streamed Latin American artists in the world, and its recording partnerships include Shakira and Residente.

St. Levant, a Jerusalem-born artist of Palestinian, Algerian, French and Serbian ancestry who spent much of his childhood in Gaza, is known for his work on social media, including his 2023 hit From Gaza with Love. After gaining fame, he appeared on stage.

Influential British grime star Skepta will also perform, making this his second appearance at the festival since debuting in 2017.

And none other than Sublime (the 1990s stoner reggae rock group beloved for hits like “Santeria”) will perform, led by frontman Jacob, son of the late Brad Nowell.

Coachella 2024 will be held April 12-14 and April 19-21.

Source: guardian.ng

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