The first weekend of Coachella has officially arrived, and more Latin acts than ever will be taking the stage at the famous festival.
For years Coachella had few Latin representatives, including indie rock artists such as Los Amigos Invisibles, Cafe Tacvba and Zoe, and incorporating cumbia with the presence of Los Angeles Azules, to name a few. -ones. But that’s all changed now, as organizers have recorded nearly 20 Latin acts, presenting a multi-genre roster that includes reggaeton, Latin hip-hop, corridos tumbados, banda and Brazilian funk.
On TikTok, Grupo Firme teamed up in front of their private plane to take on the “Una Noche en Medellin” dance challenge. “We’ve arrived at Coachella,” they captioned the clip. Anitta has also shared videos on her Instagram Stories of how she is preparing for her big show, where she promises to showcase her Brazilian culture and music.
Karol G fans, on the other hand, have already created a hashtag called “Bichotella” to make the Colombian star a trending topic when she performs on Sunday.
After being postponed for two years due to COVID-19, the Coachella festival returns to Indio, Calif., over two weekends, April 15-17 and April 22-24.
To celebrate Latin-heavy programming, Billboard curated the ultimate road trip playlist with bops from each of the bands playing this weekend, including Banda MS, Nicki Nicole, Nathy Peluso, Natanael Cano, Omar Apollo, Jessie Reyez, Karol G, Anitta, Grupo Firme and many others.
Listen to it below and blast it at full volume during your Coachella road trip!