Coachella 2019: Photos of the performers and their fans from Sunday, Weekend 2

It’s the final day of the first weekend at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio and we are trying to soak in as many performances as we can.

  • Zedd performs on the Coachella Stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Zedd performs on the Coachella Stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

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  • Zedd performs on the Coachella Stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Zedd performs on the Coachella Stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Fans dance and cheer as Zedd performs on the Coachella Stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Sofi Tukker’s Tucker Halpern, left, and Sophie Hawley-Weld perform in the Mojave tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Sophie Hawley-Weld, of Sofi Tukker, is helped out of the audience by security after crowd surfing during their set in the Mojave tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Sofi Tukker’s Tucker Halpern, left, and Sophie Hawley-Weld perform in the Mojave tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Sophie Hawley-Weld, of Sofi Tukker, performs in the Mojave tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Lizzo performs in the Mojave tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Lizzo performs in the Mojave tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Lizzo performs in the Mojave tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Lizzo performs in the Mojave tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Lizzo performs in the Mojave tent during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

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Coachella 2019: Billie Eilish’s Weekend 2 set proves she’s the breakout star of the festival

The massive crowd stretched shoulder-to-shoulder from the Outdoor Theatre to more than a football field length away to see 17-year-old Billie Eilish perform her Saturday night set on the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Many sang along to just about every word of her songs.

Girls screamed when she addressed the crowd and Eilish’s presence summoned an incredible energy that kept people dancing in the crowd after the sun went down after a long, hot and windy day at Coachella.

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And Eilish seemed just as excited, and even a little shocked, to be there.

“I literally used to sit in my room and cry because I wanted this (expletive) so bad,” she told the crowd as many yelled back “I love you,” to the young musician.

Dressed in long loose black shorts and a black T-shirt, the singer performed on an almost bare stage with just a drummer on one side and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, on keyboard and bass on the other side.

Unlike last week’s technical difficulties, Eilish started on time and gave a set that was clearly one of the artistic highlights of the weekend.

  • Billie Eilish performs on the Outdoor stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Billie Eilish performs on the Outdoor stage during weekend two of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

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  • Billie Eilish performs on the Outdoor stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Billie Eilish performs on the Outdoor stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Billie Eilish performs on the Outdoor stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Billie Eilish performs on the Outdoor stage during weekend two of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Billie Eilish performs on the Outdoor stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

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She opened with “Bad Guy,” from her debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” and from there the singer took the crowd through some of her best known songs.

The Los Angeles became a rising star after uploading her song “Ocean Eyes,” which she recorded at home, on Spotify.

The song went viral and since then she has gained a passionate following for her music, which runs the gamut from dark pop, EDM and a bit goth. It’s minimal, yet rich and accompanied by a powerful voice that at times can seem like a whisper driven by the candid honesty in her lyrics.

These are qualities that have endeared her to her young fans.

“She’s different. Her beats and her songs, they just stand out,”  said 11-year Lola Champagne, of La Quinta, who waited along with her mom on the edge of the crowd to see her favorite singer.

“The fact that she’s (accomplished her goal) and she’s a great singer just makes you feel like you can do it,” she added.

The set included songs such as “When the Party’s Over,” “Wish You Were Gay,” “Bury a Friend,” “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” and “Ocean Eyes.”

And just like last week, Vince Staples joined her on stage to perform his verse on the song “&Burn.” As the song ended the Long Beach rapper hugged the singer and she smiled widely.

But it was the audience’s enthusiasm that really got to Eilish.

At one point near the end of her hour-long set, fans were cheering and yelling “we love you” so loudly that she had to stop singing for a while and even lowered her head into her hands and seemed to be wiping away tears.

“I promise you if I could stay up on this stage for the rest of my life I would. Forever,” she told the crowd.

“I feel like I’m not here. Like this isn’t real,” she added.

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Coachella 2019: For possible attendees, Kanye West’s Sunday Service is about location, location, location

Kanye West will take the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival attendees to church Easter morning with an exclusive weekend two Sunday Service at the campgrounds near lot 4B.

The performance will be just a few hours after West joined Kid Cudi on the Sahara Tent stage to close out day two of the festival.

If you want to watch West’s service in person, fans will need to get up bright and early to secure a good seat. While the event starts at 9 a.m., the parking lots open and shuttles start running at 6 a.m.

But for those who don’t have a Weekend 2 wristband, or a desire to wake up early, the performance will be featured on the YouTube stream.

The schedule has received mixed reactions from the festival crowd.

“I feel like it is exciting but it is a little bit inconvenient just because it is in the morning,” said Jana Hagekhalil, who is staying in a nearby hotel for the festival. “I used to be a Kanye fan but not so much these days.”

She planned to skip the service.

Meanwhile, on-site campers such as Lorena Lopez will wait until the morning of before making a commitment to see West, who headlined Coachella in 2011.

“The third day is always rough,” Lopez said. “It just depends on how my body feels.”

Unlike those who have to make the extra effort to get back to the festival from their off-site accommodations, the unconventional location could benefit Coachella car campers.

“They are literally performing right next to my campsite,” Adrian Gulpane said on Friday afternoon. “I heard the sound check and they’re going to play a lot of good stuff.”

Gulpane believes that West could still add preaching to his performance despite what he heard during the soundcheck.

Long before West made the announcement about his regular faith-based concert coming to Coachella on social media a few weeks ago, there had been speculation that he would be one of the headliners for the 2019 festival.

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Coachella 2019: Mysterious ‘Surprise Guest Lady Gag’ sign throws festival into a frenzy

Festival goers enjoying Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival went into a frenzy after a special message appeared on one of its signs, Saturday, April 20.

The message read, “Surprise Guest Lady Gag” which showed up near the Yuma tent. Fans rushed near the tent where EDM producer Stephan Bodzin was scheduled to perform. The sign was shut-off not long after.

This popped up by the Yuma tent as we were leaving. Wha????? Lady Gaga? Then it went off. pic.twitter.com/qHuHoU1TLX

— Richard Guzman (@Richword) April 21, 2019

Twitter users scrambled to find answers to where the award-winning singer and actress could potentially show up.The mysterious message prompted festival goers who were ready to leave to change their mind.

As of 1 a.m. Sunday, Gaga had not shown up as a special guest for any Coachella act though Kid Cudi did bring out Kanye West.

Here’s what they’re saying:

@coachella where is lady gaga? 🤭pic.twitter.com/ETPHmMN3JH

— Caroline Huynh (@CHuynhMDCM) April 21, 2019

@ladygaga sis are u at Coachella

— daniel 🎂 (@DansManifesto) April 21, 2019

So there I was leaving Coachella for the night, then I saw a “SUPRISE GUEST LADY GAGA” sign. Me being me, I flipped out and began a search. Then to my knowledge… we were bamboozled… why?

— Elizabeth Fuire (@liz_7852) April 21, 2019

Im at Coachella and I’m on twitter cause I saw a sign that said “surprise guest Lady Gaga” that’s it, with no more inform so twitter please find out for me

— C (@FAFPCC) April 21, 2019

LADY GAGA AT COACHELLA WHAT IS HAPPENING

— edgar💫 (@interstelambert) April 21, 2019

@coachella @ladygaga explain pls pic.twitter.com/QWJXgeOEa2

— Jaxon (@messej43) April 21, 2019

Here’s an account that may prove that she may not be in Indio after all:

Apparently someone hacked/programmed it. Saw the technician take it down and that’s what they said 😭

— Lord Saheezy (@saheeezy) April 21, 2019

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Coachella 2019: Kanye West surprises Sahara Tent crowd during Kid Cudi’s set

The night before Kanye West brought his Sunday Service to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Easter, he joined Kid Cudi on stage at the Sahara Tent Saturday, April 20, 2019.

A selection of the late night set was streamed as part of “Coachella Curated” on YouTube. Kid Cudi and Kanye West did a well-received project together, Kids See Ghosts, which made its live debut at Camp Flog Gnaw at Dodger Stadium in November, which is another Goldenvoice event.

Fans obviously freaked out when West joined Kid Cudi early in the set. Many weekend 1 Coachella goers were bummed that West chose this weekend.

Oh lord Cudi brought out @kanyewest. This is the best show at #Coachella hands down. 😱🌴👻pic.twitter.com/SkqxsHwia5

— Damian Estrada (@DamianEstrada) April 21, 2019

Kanye West and Kid Cudi on stage together!! AHHHHHHH KIDS SEE GHOSTS!! #Coachella

— joey. (@_Jo3y) April 21, 2019

KANYE CAME OUT WITH CUDI. I AM DEAD INSIDE AT THE FACT THAT WE CHOSE TO GO TO WEEKEND 1. BYE

— Dans (@thedansss) April 21, 2019

HOLY KANYE AND KID CUDI are playing at #Coachella right now and I’m so sad im not there. 😭😭😭😭😭😭

— Mimi (@Mimiatures) April 21, 2019

Kanye looks so happy onstage 😭🧡

— Rebeezus (@BecahJayy) April 21, 2019

KANYE IS PERFORMING FATHER STRETCH MY HANDS WITH CUDI

— steph (@stefunizzle) April 21, 2019

omgggg he brought out kanye

— gio (@heavenliftmeup) April 21, 2019

Lol @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/vOdN7XdW3r

— Yeezy Croissants (@YeezyCroissants) April 21, 2019

KANYE AND CUDI PERFORMING RIGHT NOW!!! 😭🔥🔥🔥#Coachella

— Jonathan. ⚾ (@j_guzman27) April 21, 2019

AND KANYE WITH KID CUDI IM SCREAMING

— auds (@raudsx) April 21, 2019

Kid Cudi brought out Kanye West. My life is complete.

— pool side convo (@ItsAdge) April 21, 2019

Cudi bringing out Kanye the night before Sunday Service 🔥🔥

— Joel McGlynn (@mcglynnjoelt) April 21, 2019

Watching Cudi and Kanye at Coachella…Priceless

— KL$ (@SamidKoch) April 21, 2019

The live stream cut off abruptly about 25 minutes into the set. We’re guessing because Kanye needs to go to bed early to wait for the Easter Bunny and prepare for Sunday Service tomorrow in the campground.

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Coachella 2019: Childish Gambino changes his tune and embraces fans cellphone usage

Donald Glover, known as Childish Gambino, had a change of heart and embraced his fans throughout his Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival weekend two set.

Gambino broke away from his “put away your cellphones” mindset from weekend one by embracing his fans’ phones Friday, April 20.

“I’m not against pictures and (expletive),” Gambino told the audience, even though he bared media outlets such as this one from photographing his set. “Just bring (the energy) for me.”

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The same energy the performer asks of his fans is the same type of energy that his fans appreciate about him.

“I just like him as a person and his personality,” said Coachella attendee Candice Lodge. “He is really smart and he is the nerdish type.”

Childish Gambino’s #Coachella Weekend 2 set is a complete 180 from the Weekend 1 performance.

He loosened up on the “put your phone away” rule and took selfies with the fans instead of sharing a ‘smoke.’ pic.twitter.com/XRzFGPrBzW

— James H. Williams @ Coachella (@JHWreporter) April 20, 2019

Gambino took a group selfie with his audience, one week after sharing a blunt with a weekend one fans.

“I loved it,” Nikki Warmsley said. “Artists forget there fans and when you smoke a blunt with someone that means so much. It’s personal. Our ancestors do that.”

Weekend two festival goers knew very little about his Gambino’s weekend one performance after avoiding the Coachella live stream last Friday.

“I never watched him live before so I am pretty excited,” Julie Hamilton said after buying some exclusive Gambino Coachella merchandise. “I didn’t watch the stream because I wanted to be surprised. I saw some things on social media, but I just didn’t watch.”

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Coachella 2019: Ariana Grande, ‘NSYNC, family, fashion and more wrap up the festival’s first weekend

That’s a wrap on the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Sunday, April 14, was capped off with Arichella and special guests, crowd-pleaser Lizzo and Pusha T‘s iceberg set.

Not only did we catch headliner Ariana Grande, who fans at home had a hard time waiting for, we also spent some time with H.E.R., Khalid, Bad Bunny, Gucci Gang, and more. You can also check out photos from Saturday sets here and Friday performances here.

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Grande definitely topped off the night by bringing out ‘NSYNC, Nicki Minaj and Diddy, but some festival goers and Couchella viewers at home had a hard time picking between the pop star and the premiere of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones.”

We didn’t see people watching “Game of Thrones” on their phones, but they were doing plenty of other things. Coachella had plenty of new tech partnerships for 2019, including Postmates delivery, Amazon lockers and more.

Two of the stages got into the tech, too. The Do Lab’s new stage has some LED columns incorporated into its design while the Sahara Tent revamped with an augmented reality experience.

Meanwhile, we kept an eye out for festival fashion all weekend, but we didn’t see any janties. However, there were plenty of bedazzled faces.

And if you really want to know about the heart of Coachella, it’s the people. At age 70, Susan Phillips attended her first Coachella, with her son Eric, who clocked his 10th this weekend. We spent time with them throughout the weekend.

We’ll be back next weekend for a second round of Coachella goodness, and to quote Sunday night’s headliner, we say, “Thank U, Next.”

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Coachella 2019: Ariana Grande slays weekend 1 of Coachella complete with an ‘NSYNC reunion

If “God is a Woman”, then the official god of Sunday’s weekend 1 of Coachella Arts and Music Festival is Ariana Grande.

Due to a delay, fans waited longer than expected for Grande to hit the stage, but it was worth the wait for those catching the live streams and fans at the festival.

Grande pulled out all the stops which included costumes that doubled as couture, an ‘NYSNC reunion, a Nicki Minaj and Diddy appearance, and a string orchestra.

Below is a roller coaster of emotions that started from the delay until the last song, in tweet form.It wasn’t just the fans having a meltdown for Arichella, even mama Grande was counting down:

#Arichella about to go down!!!!

— Joan Grande (@joangrande) April 15, 2019

When a delay prevented people from seeing Grande’s set both in Indio and the live streams, fans had this to say:

Waiting for Ariana Grande to come on stage at Coachella. H.E.R didn’t finish her masterpiece yet.

— Naama Yemini❤ (@naamayemini05) April 15, 2019

they’ve been saying “Ariana Grande next” for the last 30 minutes but i see everything but not her

— ricky (@ricardodrtmelo) April 15, 2019

But this teaser was worth it:

Tune in now https://t.co/kRjOZ0KCue @coachella @ArianaGrande pic.twitter.com/fc1tOLyayb

— *NSYNC (@NSYNC) April 15, 2019

You know you’re a true fan when:

HI GUYS, I’VE NEEN INSIDE THE CROWD CLOSE TO THE BARRICADE FOR THE PAST 5 HOURS FOR ARICHELLA!!

✨Francis Dominic✨ (@frncissdominc) April 15, 2019

But once Grande started, Twitter went wild:

IT’S HAPPENING…… #ARICHELLA pic.twitter.com/s4deCGdiee

— dillen 43 (@arianassuperior) April 15, 2019

So Ariana Grande did NOT allow our professional photographers to capture her #Coachella set. When this happens, I have Terrible Stick Figure drawings like a courtroom artist, terrible because I can’t draw. Here’s the first from #Arichella pic.twitter.com/OmTOSfB6NN

— Vanessa Franko (@vanessafranko) April 15, 2019

#ARICHELLA BABY KILLED GOD IS A WOMAN AND IM LIVING FOR IT. pic.twitter.com/41UmiRBMwE

— ʟʏss ♡ (@umgrvnde) April 15, 2019

When ‘NYSNC (minus Justin Timberlake) came out to sing “Tearin’ Up With My Heart”:

SHE BEOUGHT NSYNC BACK TO LIFE GOD REALLY IS A WOMAN AND HER NAME IS @ArianaGrande #ARICHELLA

— 𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙖 (@hermosohs) April 15, 2019

https://twitter.com/amblingpanda/status/1117669837147267072

When @NSYNC got on stage for @ArianaGrande pic.twitter.com/wxR01NFdm4

— 𝐬. (@stayupwithsarah) April 15, 2019

When Nicki Minaj showed up, tweets in all caps came out:

NICKI & ARIANA A DREAM TEAM #ARICHELLA

— dom (@uncutissuperior) April 15, 2019

I LOVE THEIR FRIENDSHIP @ArianaGrande @NICKIMINAJ #ARICHELLA WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN

— where no one knows my name (@leavemefnlonely) April 15, 2019

Oh, and there was this special surprise:

OK #AriChella with the @Diddy, Mase, and Biggie tribute. ✊🏾@ArianaGrande

🤴🏾 (@TheGreatOne___) April 15, 2019

A taste of some of her visuals:

#ARICHELLA pic.twitter.com/i6dI7kWlOa

— ShyRazzy21 (@Raeshaw78842618) April 15, 2019

These outfits on top of the talent are just unreal😩😍@ArianaGrande you’re so cool ily #Coachella

— Danielle (@deetornatore) April 15, 2019

 

And of course, Grande had to say “Thank u, next”, that is until weekend 2 of Coachella.

ENDING THE NIGHT WITH A NUMBER ONE SONG, LEGEND #ARICHELLA

— brenna | may 14th (@breakupwitchagf) April 15, 2019

 

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Coachella 2019: Ariana Grande sweetens festival’s closing night

When Ariana Grande was announced as a headliner of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in January there might have been some grumbling from the old-timer crowd but as the 25-year-old pop star’s set got underway it all made sense.

Grande might be even more current in the pop scene than last year’s headliner Beyoncé. Which isn’t to say she’s better than Queen Bey — she’s not, though she is undeniably an incredible talent.

And the Now means a lot in music, which is what Grande brought, though not without the occasional nod to the past on Sunday.

Grande opened with “Raindrops (An Angel Cried),” just a snippet really, which revealed her onstage seated at a long table with her dancers in a tableau reminiscent of a Last Supper scene.

“God Is A Woman” followed as Grande, wearing a puffy shoulder crop jacket over a bra top, mini skirt and platform stilettos worked the song’s slow groove.

Huge cheers greeted “Bad Idea,” the stage still bathed in deep red tones, and when “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” followed, there was an air of anticipation — this was the song the widely rumored ‘N Sync guest turn was expected to occur during, given her use of a bit of their music in it.

“Ladies and gentlemen, ‘N Sync!” Grande announced near the end of the song and there they were — minus Justin Timberlake, who is on tour.

When that number ended Grande joined the boys — who really look like Lil Ariana’s dads these days — to perform the boy band’s “Tearin’ Up My Heart.”

While I was writing this she did a few more numbers and now Nikki Minaj is out with her, so got to run. Check back later for Our full report.

 

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Coachella 2019: Tame Impala, Billie Eilish, and Weezer cap off Saturday in the desert

While Tame Impala technically headlined the main stage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday – and played a strong and enjoyable set – two other acts, one old, one new, captured most of the conversation as the second day of the festival wound down.

Weezer, who play festival sets around their native Southern California so often they almost feel like the region’s house band, turned in one of its strongest sets in recent memory, thanks partly to the cross-pollination its recent album of covers brought to the band’s mix of sing-along songs.

And Billie Eilish, the 17-year-old indie pop musician from Los Angeles, was set for one of the biggest crowds and most-anticipated sets of the weekend until technical issues delayed her start for more than 30 minutes, during which a good number of fans drifted away – their loss, because once she hit the stage she was terrific.

Tame Impala opened strongly with one of its most melodic numbers, “Let It Happen,” the soaring vocals of Kevin Parker and swirling psychedelic rock of the Australian band an instantly engaging sound. Add to that trippy visuals, often in electric pinks and reds, and anyone who’d altered their consciousness before the show was surely digging the scene.

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But the video screens also seldom let fans see Parker or the other musicians, who played strongly on songs such as the heavy rocking “Elephant” and catchy “Less I Know The Better,” which created a distance between fan and performer that didn’t change until the final number, “New Person, Same Old Mistakes,” when Parker’s face could finally be seen on screen.

  • Tame Impala performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

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  • Tame Impala performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

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Eilish, whose career has skyrocketed over the past year, made her debut on Saturday after her team struggled through the kind of apparently serious technical difficulties that had to have created a bit of panic back stage.

Once she arrived on the Outdoor Theatre about 33 minutes after her scheduled time the teenager showed no sign it had affected her, opening with the live debuts of a pair of songs, “Bad Guy” and “My Strange Addiction,” off her debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” which arrived the last week of March.

Other highlights of her set included “Idontwannabeyouanymore” and “Watch / & Burn,” the latter which featured a guest turn by rapper Vince Staples though continuing technical problems made his vocals nonexistent to listeners on the field.

Weezer, who played before both Eilish and Tame Impala, might have been the fan favorite set of the night. They opened with a barbershop quartet rendition of “Beverly Hills,” then clicked into rock mode and blazed enthusiastically through one familiar song after another, including numbers such as “Buddy Holly,” “Hash Pipe,” and “Island In The Sun,” all of which had fans singing loudly along wherever you were on the field.

Add to that the that recent covers album, the so-called Teal Album, made for opportunities to bring in guest stars. Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal joined singer Rivers Cuomo and the rest of Weezer to performer “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” A little later, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC out to sing “No Scrubs” with the band.

But the final cover, “Africa” by Toto, had the biggest impact on the fans. It’s the oddball choice that started Weezer on the path to recording the covers album, and you should have heard all the Coachella-goers blessing the rains down in Africa as they sang it loudly, sincerely, and happily so.

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