The 2019 Coachella line up was announced last week. Fans of Latin music have reason to rejoice. While uber talented artists like Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Tame Impala will be headlining, there will be an undeniable presence of Latin music and artists taking the stage.
The Heavy Hitters
Perhaps the most noteworthy of Latin artists that will appear are J. Balvin and Bad Bunny. Colombian reggaetonero J. Balvin, who dropped his album “Vibras” last year, will be appearing April 13th and 20th on the Tame Impala portion of the festival. Balvin had a career worthy 2018 banging out hits such as Machika, X and Reggaetón, along with the chart topping collab with Cardi B and Bad Bunny, “I Like It.” It simply makes sense that he’d be on stage at this year’s fest.
As will be his “I Like It” collaborator Bad Bunny, who also had a monster 2018. From gracing the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, to collaborating with virtually every A-List artist from Drake to Jennifer Lopez to starting off 2019 at the top of the Latin Albums chart with his newly released album “X100PRE”. Not including him would have been a major snub. Mr. Bunny will be appearing
April 14th and 21st.
The Indie Darlings
Aside from the now ubiquitous artists mentioned above the festival is also known for showcasing a diverse array of talent across the globe. Enter, Mon Laferte who will perform this year. The Chilean singer-songwriter and actress holds the distinction of being the Chilean singer with the most sales in the digital era. Here’s to hoping she performs the “Amárrame” theme which won her the 2017 Latin Grammy for best alternative song.
Yet, Mon la Ferte won’t be the only Chilean siren on stage. Tomasa del Real will also appear. The Chilean singer, composer, and reggaetón artist is regarded as a pioneer of Neoperreo, a sub-genre of reggaetón with many referring to her as “La Reina del Neoperreo.”
Rounding out the trio of Latina songstresses appearing in Indio, is Rosalia. The Spanish singer and songwriter is best known for turning traditional flamenco music on its ear with her fresh, unapologetic take. With over 20 million views of her first single “Malamente,” on her album El Mal Querer we think she might be on to something.
Artists on the Come Up
The beauty of Coachella is that it gets to the grass roots level of music no matter the locale. In 2019 Latino America is represented. Los Tucanes de Tijuana, the norteno band from Mexico will appear (despite being banned from their native Tijuana). The trio from Costa Rica, Las Robertas are also set to appear, as is Dominican rapper 070 Shake and local Coachella cumbia band Ocho Ojos. It’s hard to go wrong with this diverse and eclectic line-up.
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Coachella will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on April 12–14 and April 19–21. Passes became available this Friday, Jan. 4. To purchase yours visit: on the Coachella.com.