The best moments from the festival’s first weekend.
Last weekend, it was impossible to go on any form of social media without seeing at least five posts with #Coachella attached. Our timelines were collectively filled with pics of sunshine, music, and insanely early set times which have given us a renewed need for this four day week (5:30am UK time live stream of the 1975 set? Don’t mind if we do…).
Yes, it was Coachella weekend one and as we sat living vicariously through our fave #influencers insta-posts, we couldn’t help but feel that annoying sting of FOMO. So we’ve compiled a list of the things we felt particularly salty about missing this weekend.
(And before you call us out for not including Donald Glover’s Guava Island, he’s got a whole separate love letter from us here.)
Kacey Musgraves “didn’t say fucking ‘yee'”
Grammy Record of the Year winner, Country music queen, full-time icon, Kacey Musgraves added champion troller to her impressive list of attributes this weekend. Engaging the audience in a classic call and response – “When I say ‘Yee’, you say ‘Haw'” – she fooled the crowd into preemptively calling out “Haw”, resulting in the instantly iconic line “I didn’t say fucking ‘Yee'”. Cowboy hats = snatched.
Lizzo and Janelle Monáe have a twerk-off
Janelle Monáe was always going to have one of the funkiest and fabbest sets of the weekend, but adding in Lizzo to show off her twerking skills to Janelle’s “I Got The Juice” and it fully made it a moment to remember.
Billie Eilish is late, forgets the words, and still kills it
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be well aware that Billie Eilish is one of the biggest artists in the world right now. Fresh off of the release of her incredible moody-pop debut record When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, her set at Coachella was one of the most hotly anticipated. So much so, that it still slapped even though she was late and forgot some of the words.
The 1975 take that treadmill all the way to LA
“Sincerity Is Scary” live just wouldn’t be the same without the iconic bunny hat and 1975 frontman Matty dancing on a treadmill, so of course they had to hike that thing over to the States to ensure Coachella would get the full experience. Mission accomplished. God bless the 1975.
With her signature “sugar trap” style, Rico Nasty brought the fire to her Coachella sets. If you weren’t rocking out in the mosh pit, were you even really there?
As the first all-female K-pop group to ever take to the Coachella stage, Blackpink proved just why everyone is obsessed with the genre. Performing to an absolutely huge crowd, the South Korean four-piece made history and blazed a trail for future K-pop acts at the festival.
This weekend was all about queen Ariana Grande. Dubbed #ARIchella, her Sunday closing slot saw her bring out N*SYNC, Nicki Minaj, and perform in front of that brand new pic of a black hole. We have to stan.