by Publisher CoachellaValley | April 24, 2023 11:11 am
INDIO, CA (April 24, 2023) – Coachella’s first solo Latin headliner, Bad Bunny, closed out the first night of the festival’s second weekend with an unforgettable experience true to Puerto Rico.
Opposite to the first weekend’s colorful outfit designed by ERL, he took the stage in an all black, custom designed Mugler outfit. Kicking off the night with his iconic hit “Titi Me Preguntó,” he filled the stage with irresistible reggaetón, jaw-dropping surprises and a lesson on the history of Latin music. This performance marks the first one after spending a year on the road with his record-breaking tours “World’s Hottest Tour” and “El Último Tour del Mundo.”
For the second weekend, The GRAMMY award-winning musician shared the festival’s largest stage in its history with special guests, performing his latest hits, such as “La Jumpa” with Arcángel where they recreated their impromptu concert on top of a gas station in Puerto Rico and “unx100to” with Grupo Frontera, which became the first regional Mexican song to hit #1 Globally on Apple Music and Spotify. After taking fans on a journey of tracks like “Moscow Mule,” “La Difícil,” “Booker T,” “I Like It,” “El Apagón,” “Yo Perreo Sola,” “Callaíta,” and “Después De La Playa,” he sat on a palm tree that flew him across the crowd towards stage B, where he was joined by José Feliciano for the night’s most touching moment an acoustic performance of “La Canción” and “Yonaguni.” He also performed “Dákiti” and “Tarot” with Jhayco and “Safaera” with Jowell & Randy and Ñengo Flow.
|“His set took place on one of the largest stages Coachella has ever built, which allowed the Puerto Rican superstar to interact with the crowd from entirely different sides of the festival grounds. In between, he brought out artists and urbano luminaries, among them.” – Rolling Stone|
“Benito’s voice washed over the crowd, which erupted in ecstasy. In a sultry tone, he gave an ode to Coachella as a place of first kisses, of first getaways, of finding ourselves and the answers to our questions.” – Los Angeles Times
“When he took the stage at exactly 11:35 p.m., he was received as the icon that he is. A roaring crowd went crazy.” – Billboard
Beyond renditions of his exhilarating repertoire, Bad Bunny paid homage to stars across Latin America, educating the crowd on the growth of Latin music and how it came to be performed on the world’s biggest stage. The segment highlighted a variety of Latin American icons as well as underground reggaetón. The celebration began the first weekend though as he made history before even stepping onto the stage and delivered a show stopping performance, during which he brought out Post Malone, for the same medley José Feliciano took part in. Weekend one also featured Jowell & Randy and Jhayco.
Right before his set on the second weekend, Bad Bunny joined Gorillaz during their set to perform their song “Tormenta” live for the first time. An unexpected surprise, the performance added an extra layer of excitement as the crowd prepared for him to close the night.
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