The Coachella Music Festival just released it’s 2019 line-up, and it features five-time Grammy-nominated Filipina American artist, H.E.R. and Blackpink, a female K-pop group.
This will be the second year in a row that H.E.R., a San Francisco Bay Area native singer is featured in the famous music festival.
In 2018, she was seen performing with fellow Grammy-nominated artist Daniel Caesar. This year, she will be showcasing more of her brand of music on both Sundays, April 14 and 21, alongside global artists like Ariana Grande, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and more.
H.E.R. was born to a Filipino American mother and an African American father and is from Vallejo, CA-east of San Francisco.
In 2018, nearly every major music festival was blasted for their lack of gender equity. Men dominated the stage.
Coachella, which is the trendsetter for all other festivals, caught a lot of the negative feedback despite having Beyonce as its headline act last year. Based on the 2019 lineup announcement, it looks like they heard the feedback from their attendees and from women.
Besides the artist known as H.E.R. (Having Everything Revealed), the premiere music festival will feature Blackpink, the first K-pop girl group to play the music festival.
The four-girl South Korean group’s inclusion is the latest case of K-pop making it on the radar of the American general public. They will hit the Coachella stage on April 12 and 19.
Ariana Grande is the Sunday headliner, making her only the fifth-ever woman to headline a day at Coachella and the youngest in the festival’s 19-year history.
The entire festival is set for two weekends in April, beginning on April 12-14 and the following weekend, April 19-21.
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