Coachella rocks Southern California

Julia Craskey, Staff writer

Coachella is a three-day-long music festival in the desert of Southern California, located in Coachella Valley. It started in October of 1999, and it has evolved into a two-weekend event annually in late April. 

Coachella usually has a big headliner for every night of the festival. This year the lineup included sets from Bad Bunny, Frank Ocean, Labrinth, BLACKPINK, Calvin Harris and many more, according to an article in Teen Vogue. Some other popular artists that performed included A Boogie, Kali Uchis, Rosilia and Fisher. 

Some fans were disappointed with Frank Ocean’s performance on the first Sunday of the festival. He was receiving a lot of hype about this particular appearance because it was going to be his first live performance since 2017, as said in an article in Rolling Stone Magazine. Due to what some fans are calling “the weirdest festival-headlining performance ever,” and a doctor’s order, Ocean pulled out of performing at the second weekend of Coachella. 

On the more positive side, Labrinth brought out actress, model and singer Zendaya during his set at the second weekend of Coachella, which had the crowd ecstatic. According to an article in People Magazine, this was Zendaya’s first live performance in seven years, as she has been pursuing her very successful acting career. The crowd absolutely loved Zendaya’s presence on the stage, and in every video recorded viewers can hear just how much excitement was in the crowd. 

“I cannot express my gratitude enough for this magical night,” said Zendaya in an Instagram story post. “Thank you to my brother @labrinth for inviting me and giving me the most beautiful safe space to be on a stage again … And to the crowd tonight … Wow. My heart is full, I can’t thank you enough for the love I received tonight, [it] made my nerves melt away. I’m so grateful.”