6 Of The Best Performances At Coachella This Year

After the passing of pop icon Prince this Thursday, Coachella got a lot more purple during the course of its second weekend. Between lavender neon lighting, tribute videos projected on stage screens, and a number of performances, artists and concert-goers were mainly focused on celebrating the life and music of Prince, and celebrating West Coast OGs. Festival headliners LCD Soundsystem played Prince’s version of “Creep,” flashing “From now on, this is Prince’s House” on the screen. Joey Bada$$ played “1999,” during his show. Ellie Goulding sang lines from “When Doves Cry,” and Sufjan Stevens sang “Purple Rain.”

From tributes to surprise guests, here are some of the best performances from this year’s musical festival.

1. Usher 

The R&B singer came out on stage during Major Lazor’s set for a surprise performance of “I Would Die 4 U” and “1999” in tribute to Prince, which is epic.

2. Jack Ü

Diplo and Skrillex finished their Jack Ü set on Weekend 2 with Prince’s unpronounceable music symbol onscreen.

3. Disclosure

The EDM duo brought out the best surprise guests for their set.

4. N.W.A

The N.W.A reunion was legendary.

5. Rihanna and Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift was also psyched on this one.

6. Anderson Paak with Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre

The newcomer, heavyweight, and legend teamed up for a set that would include Kendrick’s “Backseat Freestyle,” and Dre’s classics “Next Episode.,” “California Love,” and “Still D.R.E.”

And even Dre payed homage.


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