With over 200 artists on Coachella’s 2019 lineup — plus Heineken House and Do Lab lineups still to come — there’s a lot of information to comb through. However, two of the names that have people talking the most recently are Idris Elba and Virgil Abloh, both making their Coachella debuts this year.
Both Elba and Abloh will play on Saturday; Elba could potentially play Yuma or Mojave, while Abloh is more likely destined for Gobi or Mojave, possibly even Sahara since it’s been pushing more hip hop in recent years.
Though Virgil is getting more recognition recently for his fashion, his history in music is well documented. Elba, on the other hand, seems to be getting the brunt of the “Why is he on the lineup?” brigade.
Billboard shared this compendium of Elba’s history in music, but all you need to know is he’s been DJing for longer than he’s been acting. He launched his own record label in 2018, he even played Tomorrowland in 2018.
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— Idris Elba (@idriselba) January 3, 2019