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BLACKPINK To Perform At 2019 Coachella Music Festival; Ariana Grande & Childish Gambino To Headline The Event

by Jessica Rapir / Jan 03, 2019 05:32 AM EST
BLACKPINK to perform at the 2019 Coachella Music Festival. Photo by BLACKPINK/Facebook

K-pop music is taking the center stage in the upcoming 2019 Coachella Music Festival. BLACKPINK and indie band HYUKOH are the K-pop groups that will bring the genre into the event.

Coachella has dropped its full lineup of performers for this year's two-weekend long music festival. The Coachella 2019 will kick-off on April 12 and will run until April 21. BLACKPINK will perform on April 12 and April 19, while HYUKOH will be on stage on April 14 and April 21.

The April 12 and April 19 stage will headline by Childish Gambino, whose real name is Donald Glover Jr. The April 13 and April 20 lineup will be headed by Australian rock back Tame Impala while Ariana Grande will be taking the stage on April 14 and April 21.

BLACKPINK is the first ever K-pop girl group to perform at the Coachella. Epik High was the first K-pop act to participated in the event in 2016.

It is not surprising that Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa have been invited to perform in the event. Many Americans are already familiar with the four-member group after their first album, Square Up, debuted at No. 40 on Billboard's 200 chart. Their hit single  "DDU-DU DDU-DU" also made it to No. 55 on Billboard's Hot 100 last year.

In October, Dua Lipa also released the single "Kiss and Make Up," a collaboration with BLACKPINK. The song made it onto the Official UK Top 40 chart, making BLACKPINK the first ever K-pop female group to enter the list. Additionally, the song also made it at the New York Times' year-end "65 Best Songs of 2018."

Coachella is one of the most popular outdoor music and arts festival in the U.S. It is being held annually in Indio, California. Coachella features different music genres such as rock, hip hop, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music.

The lineup for Coachella 2019 was announced shortly after Kanye West reportedly turned down the chance to headline the event. Reports indicate that Kim Kardashian's husband requested to expand the size of the stage as he deemed it "artistically limiting."

However, the festival organizers turned down West's demand and felt it is best not to "compromise the other acts" than to give in to the rapper's request. The tickets for the 2019 Coachella Music Festival go on sale on January 4 at 11 A.M. PT.

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