Coachella 2024 live: Taylor Swift and Travis Kielce spotted as No Doubt bring out Olivia Rodrigo

Gwen Stefani teases No Doubt’s Coachella appearance with behind-the-scenes rehearsal

The Saturday night of this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2024 is well underway, with Blur currently midway through a boisterious set on the main stage.

We’ve still got a stacked line-up still to come, including No Doubt’s first show in ten years and a headline set from Tyler, the Creator.

Last night, Lana Del Rey was joined by Billie Eilish and Jon Batiste during her rapturously received and beautifully staged headline performance.

Earlier in the day there were performances from rising Mexican singer Peso Pluma, rapper Lil Uzi Vert, French dance act Justice and a history-making set from K-pop boyband Ateez. Shakira made a surprise appearance during DJ Bizarrap’s set, and announced a new world tour while she was there.

Tomorrow night Doja Cat is set to close the festival. The second weekend takes place from Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April, with the same artists performing at both events.

Asides from its reputation for drawing influencers, many celebrities have been known to attend the event over the years, with Vanessa Hudgens being unofficially dubbed the Queen of Coachella. This year, even power couple Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have made the trip out to the desert – clearly not put off by reports of ridiculous traffic jams and overpriced burritos.

The festival also includes some must-see art installations, food and drink, and immersive experiences for ticket holders, which you can read about here.


No Doubt bring out Olivia Rodrigo

The first No Doubt show in almost a decade was already providing Coachella with one of its biggest “moments” even before Gwen Stefani brought out pop superstar Olivia Rodrigo, wearing an ‘I heart ND’ shirt, to duet on 2000 hit “Bathwater”. The Guts singer’s excitement at the moment was infectious.

No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and Olivia Rodrigo onstage at Coachella 2024 (YouTube)

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 06:09


Ice Spice brings hometown aesthetic to Coachella debut

It’s Ice Spice’s first time at Coachella, so she’s brought some memories of home with her: The fast-rising rapper performs on an elaborate set styled to look like Fordham Road Station in the Bronx, near where the 24-year-old grew up. Sad news for any Swifties in the crowd, though: Although Ice Spice performs her remix of Taylor Swift’s “Karma” early on, the pop superstar’s vocals are prerecorded and Swift is nowhere to be seen.

Ice Spice onstage at Coachella 2024 (YouTube)

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 04:53


Important Update: Taylor and Travis are here after all

We’ve received a breaking news update that Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have finally arrived at Coachella. Eager-eyed fans spotted the pop culture power couple side of stage for her frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff’s set with Bleachers on the Mojave Stage. More as we get it.

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 04:39


Blur share spotlight with local Native American group Torres Martinez Cahuilla Bird Singers

Blur invited members of the local Native American group Torres Martinez Cahuilla Bird Singers to share the main stage of Coachella with them, and the result was unforgettable. First, the singers (and dancers) performed one of their traditional bird songs, which describe the experience of the Cahuilla people as they migrated south long ago. Then they teamed up with Blur for a staggering reworking of 1997 single “Death of a Party”. “Wow,” says Damon Albarn as they leave the stage. Wow is the word.

The move also went down well online, with one X/Twitter user writing: “Thank you, Blur, for the indigenous representation”.

Blur share the stage with Torres Martinez Cahuilla Bird Singers at Coachella 2024 (YouTube)

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 04:26


Blur arrive with screaming guitars and a punk snarl

Much has been made of the dearth of guitar bands on the Coachella lineup this year, so when Blur arrive on the main stage in a squall of guitars, spitting out last year’s single “St Charles Square” (from the five-star album The Ballad of Darren), they seem both out of place and decidedly at home. “It’s very nice to be on this stage again,” announces Damon Albarn, shortly before breaking into classic 1997 single “Beetlebum”. The most retro thing about their set so far, though? Alex James smoking a cigarette onstage. Hasn’t he heard everyone vapes now?

Blur’s Damon Albarn and Alex James onstage at Coachella 2024 (YouTube)

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 03:53


Grimes rides onstage on a robotic tarantula

If Lana Del Rey’s bike motorcade last night was meant to evoke classic Americana, Grimes’ arrival on the Sahara Stage atop a sort of gigantic off-road tarantula robot looked more like something out of a terrifying futuristic sci-fi dystopia. As Grimes – born Claire Boucher – kicks off her DJ set, the robo-car sticks around to “dance” on its metal legs. You don’t get that with a Harley.

Grimes arrive onstage at Coachella atop a robot vehicle (YouTube)

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 03:21


The Last Dinner Party lay on a feast

The Last Dinner Party provided an indie rock masterclass on the Gobi stage earlier this afternoon, rocketing through 11 songs including a triumphant, closing “Nothing Matters”. Here’s Abigail Morris, Emily Roberts, a mystery guest, Aurora Nishevci, Georgia Davies and Lizzie Mayland backstage looking deservedly pleased with themselves:

The Last Dinner Party at Coachella 2024 (Getty Images for Coachella)

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 03:01


Vampire Weekend play cornhole with Paris Hilton

Who had this on their Coachella bingo card? Vampire Weekend just brought out hotel heiress and reality TV star Paris Hilton to play cornhole live on stage during their set. If you predicted that one coming, well, I’d love to know your thoughts on this weekend’s lottery numbers.

Also nice to see Paris getting onboard with this year’s Cowboy Carter-influenced fashion trend.

Vampire Weekend and Paris Hilton onstage at Coachella 2024 (YouTube)

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 02:02


Is Gwen Stefani ready for Coachella? No Doubt

No Doubt’s first show together in over a decade is one of the big draws on today’s lineup – and singer Gwen Stefani is getting into the mood in ripped tights and a vest that reads ‘Anaheim’, the Los Angeles suburb where the band formed all the way back in 1986.

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 01:24


Vampire Weekend nod to Shane MacGowan during Coachella set

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig wearing a ‘The Pogues’ shirt onstage at Coachella 2024 (YouTube)

Kevin Perry14 April 2024 01:12


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