A female K-pop group will perform at Coachella for the first time ever
BLACKPINK is on track to become the first female K-pop group to perform at Coachella. The four-member girl group from South Korea was announced as part of the the 2019 music festival’s lineup, which features headliners Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala. The annual music festival held in Indio, California will be BLACKPINK’s official debut in the United States.
In past years, Coachella has had an estimated attendance of 125,000 per weekend. This year, Coachella takes place on April 12th to April 14th, and April 19th to April 21st. BLACKPINK is set to play on both Fridays across the two weekends.
Formed in 2016, the K-pop group—consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa—have achieved record-breaking success. Last year, the quartet’s song “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” surpassed BTS and Psy to become the most-watched Korean music video on YouTube in 24 hours. A few months later, the K-pop act reached another milestone when the same song became the fastest Korean group music video to gain 550 million views.
Besides the virality of “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” BLACKPINK reached a new audience when the group collaborated with Dua Lipa on the bilingual song “Kiss and Make Up” last October. The track entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, making the K-pop act the only Korean female group with multiple entries on the chart.
The four-member group will not be the only Korean act performing at this year’s Coachella. Indie band Hyukoh, from South Korea, was also announced in the lineup. With the news of these acts, fans who have never attended the music festival may just be considering to purchase tickets for the first time.