Coachella 2022 – live: All the updates from the California music festival as day 2 begins



Harry Styles performs at Coachella and surprises fan with Shania Twain cameo

After a two-year absence, Coachella finally made its highly anticipated return on Friday (15 April).

Located in Indio, California, the desert festival has gained popularity over the years for its glitzy Instagram-worthy dress code and major celebrity guest sightings.

The festival leads the pack when it comes to innovative lineups. Two of its top-billed artists (Harry Styles and Billie Eilish) are under 30, while further down the carefully curated bill you’ll find some of the buzziest new acts around – Koffee, Amyl and the Sniffers, Rina Sawayama – mingling with old school staples such as Spiritualized and The Avalanches.

Find all the updates from this year’s festival below

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If you’re wanting to catch some of this year’s Coachella sets live, here’s how you do that

Jacob Stolworthy16 April 2022 17:20

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This year’s Coachella has many surprises in store – and one arrived yesterday.

Find Kevin EG Perry’s review of Arcade Fire’s performance here.

Jacob Stolworthy16 April 2022 16:40

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Coachella is in full swing! Find the biggest talking points from day one here…

Jacob Stolworthy16 April 2022 16:00

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And that brings our day one live blog to a close! Our roving reporters have been kicked out of the press tent (and are hopefully gonna get some sleep), so we will be back here tomorrow to cover Saturday’s performances!

Elizabeth Lewis16 April 2022 09:43

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Harry Styles and Shania Twain join forces at Coachella

Harry Styles hasn’t forgotten his roots, treating the crowd to an extremely high energy version of One Direction’s “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” before Shania Twain joins him for “Man I Feel Like A Woman”.

Yes, really. Full review to follow.

Maanya Sachdeva16 April 2022 08:33

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Snoop Dogg joins Brazilian music superstar Anitta onstage as fans celebrate ‘the best duo’

Snoop Dogg joins Anitta onstage at Coachella on Friday

(Mickey Pierre-Louis for Coachella)

Maanya Sachdeva16 April 2022 08:30

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Baby Keem review – Rapper proves he has far more to offer than just family ties

Baby Keem, 21, arrives on Coachella’s Sahara Stage late on Friday night, fresh from winning the Grammy for Best Rap Performance for “family ties” – a collaboration with his cousin Kendrick Lamar.

While the festival rumor mill suggested Lamar might join his relative onstage, in the end his buoyant set simply serves to prove that the Las Vegas-based artist has no need to rely on nepotism.

His set, largely but not solely drawn from 2021 debut album The Melodic Bluealternates between laidback swagger and snarling fight songs.

For the former, there’s the bouncing “trademark usa”, which leads Keem to announce “It’s a motherf***ing party tonight innit?”, 2019’s “Honest”, which he deems “old s***”, and a breezy orange soda

For the latter, there’s the appropriately named “hooligan”, a relentless “moshpit” which lives up to its name, and punchy Kanye collab “Praise God”.

In the end, the only collaborator Keem welcomes onstage is Maryland-born singer Brent Faiyaz, who comes on to sing the hook for “lost souls.”

The truth is, he doesn’t need anybody else. A triumphant closing version of “family ties” proves he’s a star on his own terms.

Maanya Sachdeva16 April 2022 08:08

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Lil Baby at Coachella review – Rising rap star delivers powerful BLM statement

Since bursting onto the Atlanta rap scene in 2017 with debut mixtape perfect timingLil Baby has – despite the diminutive name – only grown in stature, maturing into one of modern rap’s most compelling artists.

From the moment the 27-year-old strode onto Coachella’s Main Stage on Friday (15 April) night, he set about delivering an imposing, high-energy set, joined by frequent collaborator Gunna and flanked by a troupe of gyrating, twerking backing dancers .

Read Kevin EG Perry’s review of Lil Baby’s “emotive” Coachella performance here.

Maanya Sachdeva16 April 2022 07:55

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Justin Bieber springs ‘Peaches’ surprise during Daniel Caesar set

Of course, golden boy Justin Bieber has joined Daniel Caesar on the Coachella Stage for their extremely smooth single “Peaches”. And, like Lil Baby and Slowthai today, he’s simply refusing to wear a shirt.

Well, it’s hot out there.

leonie cooper16 April 2022 07:25

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Coachella, land of the $25 vegan burger

Coachella, land of the $25 vegan burger

(The Independent/Leonie Cooper)

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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