Billie Eilish, Pabllo Vittar and others – Billboard
Day two of Coachella 2022 Weekend One is officially in the books. Saturday (April 16th) at the desert marked some firsts for many artists and historical sets that set a new precedent for the festival.
For starters, Argentine trap sensation Nicki Nicole first performed in the US, making her US debut on the Sonora stage. The thrilling 21-year-old artist said: “I never imagined that so many people would come to see my first show in the United States.” place in Coachella training. Additionally, Brazilian star Pabllo Vittar became the first ever drag queen to perform at Coachella.
Saturday headliner Billie Eilish also became the youngest actor ever to be the festival’s headliner. Loyal fans of her weathered the gusts of wind that only seemed to get stronger by the minute. The top 20-year-old artist ended day two singing hits like “Bad Guy”, “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” and “Happier Than Ever”. Eilish also had special guests Khalid, Damon Albarn of Gorillaz and Posdnuos of De La Soul who joined her on stage.
Check out the 14 best moments of Saturday below.
3:32 pm – Mexican singer-songwriter Ed Maverick took to the Sonora indoor stage by showing up in front of a significant crowd. “Hi, my name is Eduardo. Hello to all Eduardo’s. He went on to perform on a nostalgic set singing his heartbreaking anthems about him, the ones he hoped to sing in 2020 when he was first booked. “I still can’t believe I’m playing at Coachella,” he emotionally told the crowd, to which he later apologized after his guitar “didn’t sound like I wanted.” Towards the end of his 40-minute performance he brought out the Señor Kino to perform their collaboration “Vuelta En U”. “Up in Mexico, up the rock. ” She finished a fan favorite, “Fuentes de Ortiz” and then left the stage as her fans asked “Another another (another).”
4:00 pm – Fresh off the show at the Dreamville Festival two weeks ago, JID took the ‘Ville west. The Atlanta rapper brought out EarthGang to perform “Meditate” and their verses in Revenge of the Dreamers III’s hit “Down Bad”. “Open it!” They all yelled at the crowd to start a mosh pit. JID showed his fast cadence throughout the entire set, performing songs like “Off from Zoinkys”, “Workin Out” and “Skrawberries” which he dedicated to women in the crowd. “Women are more beautiful than boys,” he said. At some point in the beginning, fans started singing for a particular song and the Dreamville rapper humorously replied “You’re trying to ejaculate prematurely! First we have to do some foreplay.” While JID encouraged mosh pits, the artist still urged everyone to stay safe as he was joined by up and coming artist Kenny Mason to perform their new song “Sitck” from Dreamville’s recent D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape. . The two then performed an encore of the song to close the JID set.
16:40 – Nicki Nicole with tears in her eyes, who made her US debut at Coachella, thanked the fans for supporting her. “I never imagined that so many people would come to see my first show in the US,” she said holding back her tears as she also grabbed a flag of her native Argentina that a fan had given her. Towards the end, she even invited a little girl from the crowd to join her on stage to sing “Wapo Traketero”. Even though the little girl was completely shocked and froze, it was a sweet moment between Nicole and her smallest fan.
5:30 pm – Despite performing “Peaches” on his own, Giveon played a relaxing show with live instruments for his Saturday night set on the main stage. The Long Beach singer performed songs mostly from his 2021 album When It’s All Said and Done … Take Time, with the exception of “Peaches” and a semi-rock version of his verse in Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle.” Giveon definitely dressed the part by sporting a blue Chanel buttoned shirt with a white collar and cuffs and several chains. He also held a glass of what appeared to be white wine for part of his performance before dedicating “World We Created” to a couple in the crowd he interacted with. “How long have you been together? Do you have a song? The next song I’m about to play, it’s your song, it’s yours alone, okay?” The R&B singer told them. Giveon concluded with an extended version of “Heartbreak Anniversary”.
6:12 pm – Cuco’s thrill-and-rock set seemed tailor-made for the desert, a fact demonstrated by his performance of “Under the Sun,” a swashbuckling, wind-heavy song that set the tone perfectly on the hour gold by Coachella.
7:04 pm – The 88Rising set – which functioned as a high-quality, ultra-impressive talent show – made history as the first time a record label got a spot in Coachella’s lineup. The 80-minute performance was fittingly like a celebration; From the long-awaited return of K-pop group 2NE1 to the first set of the festival by J-pop artist Hilary Utada, there was something worth cheering at every turn. But one of the highlights of the set was that of the NIKI label, which was accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra as she sang her song “Split”, which she introduced by saying, “This next song is for my family and my country. “As for how the label will remember such a feat? He was thinking about the future: 88Rising have released a new compilation titled Head In The Clouds Forever.
2together again ♠ ♥ ♣ ♦ 2NE1 reunited for @ 88 on the riseForever Head in the Clouds Set.
– Coachella (@coachella) April 17, 2022
7:26 pm – French record producer Tchami unexpectedly released Gunna on his Saturday night at the Sahara Stage. The two performed their song “Praise”, then Gunna rapped “Pushin P” for the second time after joining Lil Baby for “Drip Too Hard” on Friday (April 15) night.
8:10 pm – Fans were already feeling the energy of the Disclosure set, as the DJ duo played a mix of fan-favorite beats including “Latch”, “Tondo” and “When a Fire Starts to Burn”. To take the hype yet another level, Khalid appeared on stage in a lime green dress to perform the group’s 2019 collaboration, “Talk”.
8:30 pm – Pabllo Vittar absorbed all the love his fans had to offer. After all, she was making history tonight. “My name is Pabllo and I’m a Brazilian drag queen, the first drag queen to perform at Coachella,” she said. Her high-energy and fierce set on the Gobi stage attracted fans who never stopped dancing to her trilingual techno and pop anthems. Towards the end of her set, she released Rina Sawayama to perform their new single “Follow Me”. As she said goodbye, Pabllo couldn’t help but cry. “Thanks. Thanks, Coachella. “
8:35 pm – Flume had to restart his set after a brief mess, but the hiccups didn’t seem to bother him. The DJ / producer smoothly delivered “You & Me” before kicking off a string of guests starting with Vince Staples for “Smoke & Retribution”. More surprises came courtesy of MAY-A and Oklou, who were sprinkled throughout the set which also leaned heavily on the new music – and rightfully featured Flume’s remix of SOPHIE’s “Is It Cold in the Water.” ? “
10:09 pm – Megan Thee Stallion delivered a full set of old and newer mixtape hits to the top of the charts like “WAP” and “Savage” – and even debuted a new song, which she said was personal to her and dedicated to “who the f— could it concern …” Fittingly, the song ended with Meg repeating the phrase “Yous ab—-.” But more than any other moment from the set, Megan doubled what Anitta – with her positive sexual performance – turned out to be true from day one. Being yourself confident pays off. As Meg put it best, “I want to take a second for myself. say: really sexy girl s— “.
– Coachella (@coachella) April 17, 2022
10:35 pm – Stromae opens his long-awaited return to the Coachella stage with a Pixar-style animation, in which a cartoon version of the singer flies to Indio from Mars. He then performed a dynamic set, complete with old and new hits, a robot dog handing Stromae a sweater on stage and impressive background animations. A highlight of the set was “Fils de Joie”, in which the Belgian star took to a podium, giving a press conference to the public about a prostitute who has died. The song offers thoughts on the deceased from various people in his life, highlighting how each character has “eyes closed” to the stigma that women in the field of sex work face.
10:50 pm – Marking his first performance since his sex tape involving him two other men leaked in February, Isaiah Rashad began his set with a video montage that addressed the elephant in the room. “The purpose of doing that was to embarrass him. However, that backfired, “one of the rumors said.” When his video leaked, his dreams and everything went to the surface. “The Chattanooga rapper kicked off his set of Saturday’s Sahara Stage. evening with Kal Banx performing “RIP Young”. He then released Doechii for “Wat U Sed” and his new song “Crazy”. two months, “he said. SiR also made an appearance for “Rope // rosegold”. Rashad closed his set with “Headshots”.
12:37 – Towards the end of Billie Eilish’s second day headlining set, the superstar gave fans a guest performance by Damon Albarn – consider it his “When Harry Meets Shania” moment (from the headlining set of the first Styles day). Albarn took the stage to lend his voice to “Getting Older” from Eilish’s second album Happier than ever, and stopped for “Feel Good Inc.”, for which De La Soul’s Posdnuos also joined in and injected the final piece of Eilish’s set with great energy. “This is the craziest shit I’ve ever tried,” Eilish said. “This man changed my life in many ways and changed my vision of what music, art and creation could be.”