08/01/2019 | Le Bureau Export Paris

USA | 11 Made-in-France acts to perform at Coachella

Coachella has revealed its full 2019 line-up. The Coachella Valley and Arts Festival will span during 2 weekends of April: from the 12th to 14th of April and from the 19th to 21st of April.

11 Made-in-France acts to perform

On Fridays the 12th and the 19th, the made-in-France performing artists are:

  • Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because Music)
  • Polo & Pan (Ekler’o’shock/Caroline)
  • Calypso Rose (Because Music)

The French EDM-star DJ Snake is set to perform as well on Friday.
DJ Snake is not considered a made-in-France artist as he is represented by US companies. 

On Saturdays the 13th and the 20th of April, 6 made-in-France acts will perform:

  • Christine and the Queens (Because Music)
  • FKJ (Roche Musique)
  • Parcels (Because Music)
  • Jain (Colombia/Sony)
  • CloZee (Klakson)
  • Agoria (Sapiens Records/Virgin Mercury)
Two other made-in-France artists will be performing on Sundays the 14th and the 21st:
  • Gesaffelstein (Colombia)
  • Cola Boyy (Record Makers)

Reactions of International media

The line-up has been closely analyzed by the international media, which have drawn the following trends:

A line-up featuring unexpected acts:

Cola Boyy  has been one of the first names announced on Goldenvoice‘s Twitter account – Goldenvoice is the producer of the festival. The Californian artist has been discovered by French indie label Record Makers and he is described by Noisey as the “new hope of disco”.

A more inclusive line-up:

This year, more women are featured on the Coachella bill and headliners include Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae or Solange.

The line-up is also shedding light on LGBTQ+ acts, featuring artists like SOPHIE, Christine and the Queens, Jaden smith or Kaytranada.

It also showcases engaged artists in favor of more social justice – hence Cola Boyy’s disco tracks depicts the realities of the minorities (the disabled, the immigrants…) in America.

If Pop and Dance music are making the headlines, world music is making its way to Coachella:

Among Dance acts, Gesaffelstein’s come-back is one of the most awaited. Billboard has enlisted him as one of its “5 Dance Music Hot Takes”.

The media (Stereogum, Press Enterprise) point out the diversity of the bill with artists coming from everywhere: from France (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jain, Christine and the Queens), from Trinity & Tobago (Calypso Rose), from Chile (Mon Laferte, Tomasa Del Real, Javiera Mena), from Mexico (Los Tucanes De Tijuana), from Nigeria (Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi)… In addition, 2019  will be the very first edition to host a K-pop girlband, Blackping.