VIDEO – The singer ended three days of music under the California palms, confirming its place of honor in the most popular musical events in the world
Rihanna was the surprise at Coachella. The singer ended three days of music under the California palms confirming its place of honor in the most popular festivals of the world, where young revelers and celebrities flock despite high prices.
Under a cap with the colors camouflage, the singer from Barbados has surprised fans Calvin Harris to interpret the title “ We found love writing this British DJ subscriber to the tubes.
Among the fans swaying in the crowd, we could see another superstar, the American singer Taylor Swift, new platinum blonde cut that comes with Calvin Harris. Present suggesting it could spring a surprise on the same stage next weekend.
This is the kind of unexpected apparitions that also make the success of Coachella, a festival taking on two weekends the same program, combining huge headliners and small groups that go up. All tickets were quickly sold after they went on sale in January, despite a high price for each weekend: 400 dollars for the most basic and 900 for a more luxurious entrance.
Not enough to discourage fans that make for many years the most profitable festival in the world: nearly 200,000 people were pressed it in 2015, bringing her income to a new record of about 84 million dollars, according to the trade magazine Billboard .
Many celebrities in the audience
Among the famous audience, actor Sylvester Stallone brought his daughter, former supermodel Cindy Crawford or Maria Sharapova. Russian tennis player praised his Instagram account on the performance of Sia, the mysterious Australian singer whose title Chandelier marked 2014.
clashing contrast with the very “stars” of the festival, Sia, 40, face mostly hidden under his now famous wig, sang almost motionless for a remote corner of the stage, leaving the entire place of honor at the dancers.
Wearing panda masks and donkey, two dancers took the stage for “Titanium”, a piece written by the famous French DJ David Guetta and Sia sung in his deep voice.
Coachella managed this year to offer the perfect poster by developers for years: Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N ‘Roses on stage together for the first time since 1993, after a little warm up lap to Los Angeles it a few days ago.
politics invites the festivities
But in most of the big names, Coachella also calls coming talents. The French Christine and the Queens played Friday for the first time in this festival, seizing a bouquet inspired by the Californian desert, “This is my first meeting with you, Coachella, and I want to keep good memories, “said she launched English.
Trio from Scotland to offer its underground hip hop mixing Liberian and Nigerian origins, Young Fathers came squarely in the American political debate, denouncing vigorously with expletives force, the anti-immigration discourse of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
“We are Young Fathers but we are all migrants. Each of you, each of us, it makes you happy or not, “commented one of them, Graham” G “Hastings.
Another political foray in the California desert, the candidate the Democratic nomination Bernie Sanders made an appearance Saturday by interposed screen on the biggest stage of the festival, provoking applause from the young audience, an age which broadly supports the Socialist facing Hillary Clinton.
“One of the best moments of my presidential campaign in recent months has been to meet with Killer Mike,” said Socialist Senator about a black American rapper who is one of his ardent supporters, run the jewels with his group.
the support of the rapper is valuable for Sanders, behind in black voters face his rival. He warmly welcomed Killer Mike: “The depth of his passion, knowledge and commitment to the community inspires me immensely and I appreciate his friendship”