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  • Syahira Bird

Coachella 2023: All the Best Moments and Surprises

Coachella 2023 served some of the best performances of the year, and audiences ate it right up. The star-studded line-up consisted of iconic artists as well as rising artists: Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, Rosalìa, Frank Ocean, Jackson Wang, boygenius, Becky G, Metro Boomin and many more fan favorites. Usual festival-goers and habitual music listeners alike appreciated the performers’ anticipated appearances and entertaining efforts.

Bad Bunny stays true to himself

On April 14, Bad Bunny became the first Latin music artist to headline Coachella in the entire history of the festival — and the 29-year-old musician made sure to represent. At the very beginning of his Weekend 1 headlining performance, Benito asked the crowd which language they would prefer him to speak during his time on the Coachella main stage.

Kaytranada brought out H.E.R., Tinashe, and Anderson .Paak

Kaytranada, a Montreal-based producer, rapper and DJ, made an iconic appearance with an overwhelmingly mesmerizing circus-like stage prop of a massive head behind his DJ stand. He dropped big beats and big artists, bringing Kali Uchis for “10%” and Aminé for “4EVA.”

Jackson Wang surprised fans during his Coachella performance

Jacson brought his first Chinese solo act to perform at a Coachella stage. For this show, he has given his trust to his dance crew KINJAZ and other fellow dancers including Sean Lew and Madison Olandt who have previously worked with him on the choreographies for “MAGIC MAN” such as “Come alive“. He has also requested for the help of magician Kevin Li to create a visual recalling for the magic path that has lead to his rebirth as an artist.

John Legend joined Metro Boomin for a star-studded surprise Coachella 2023 set, singing "On Time."

As usual, Legend sounded stunning, allowing his passion to take the spotlight as much as his soulful pipes. While the full performance is not yet available to watch online, Legend took to Instagram to share a brief clip from the set. His voice is nothing short of angelic, and even in the live venue, he impressed the crowd with his mesmerizing vocals.

Zendaya returned to the stage for first live performance in nearly 8 years

Zendaya was one of Labrinth's special guests on Saturday, April 22, joining the musician to perform two of their collaborations from the Euphoria soundtrack, “I'm Tired” and the iconic “All For Us.” (Fun fact: both songs were Emmy-nominated, and “All For Us” even took home the trophy in 2020.) After her performance, Z took to Instagram to share her gratitude for the opportunity to return to the stage in “the most beautiful safe space," posting a sweet thank you note to Labrinth and a video for fans.

Here are other great performances below:


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