Coachella 2022: K-pop act aespa confirmed to perform next, fans say 'no longer clowning'

It has been reported that aespa has become the first K-pop girl group to be officially invited to perform on Coachella's main stage


                            Coachella 2022: K-pop act aespa confirmed to perform next, fans say 'no longer clowning'
aespa is the third K-pop girl group to perform after Blackpink and 2NE1 at the music festival (@aespa_official/Twitter)
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Coachella 2022 truly has turned into a K-pop festival. We first had Epik High becoming the first Korean act to be invited thrice and the first to perform not once but twice at the music festival. Asian-American record label 88rising gave the best surprise gift ever as they roped in GOT7’s Jackson, BIBI, and CL to perform on the main Coachella stage. Furthermore, CL made week 1 a night to remember as she brought her former girl group 2NE1 with her on stage. And now aepsa has also been added to this star-studded lineup.

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Since April 14, aespa has been clowning fans as they hinted at something huge to come. The girl group kept teasing MYs (aespa’s fandom) as they asked for food recs and tourist spots in LA and asked how the weather was in California. They went on to ask for music recs to spend their time on a long flight and shared The Weeknd’s songs who is one of the headliners at Coachella. With the music festival taking place in Indo Valley, California, fans were almost sure that the K-pop group would be performing. Furthermore, a suspicious photo started circulating that Doja Cat was to invite aespa during her segment. 

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Coachella 2022 ropes in aespa

Well, all rumors about the group's performance can rest now because we finally have concrete news. On April 19, just as week 1 of Coachella ended, it was announced that aespa was confirmed to perform in week 2 of the 2022 edition of the music festival. They have been officially invited on April 23 to perform on the main stage of Coachella and are the first K-pop girl group to do so. Blackpink had performed on the Sahara stage in 2019 while 2NE1 was not officially invited since it was supposed to be CL’s solo segment. 

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We also have a tentative setlist as aespa is said to be performing their iconic title songs ‘Black Mamba’, ‘Next Level’, ‘Savage’, and an unreleased song especially prepared for Coachella 2022. To thank international fans for their support, aespa’s performance will be live-streamed on Coachella’s YouTube channel on April 23 PST (April 24 KST).

‘We win’

Fans were excited as they made tweets like, “aespa is confirmed to perform at Coachella on April 24th (local Korean time) And will be performing "Black Mamba", "Next Level", "Savage", as well as unreleased music!!!! Y’all were no longer clowning!” Another MY posted, “aespa will perform at coachella!!! icb this we’re finally graduating from kwangyanators clown university.” One fan shared, “Imagine the surge of content we're about to get for the next coming days oh my god i apologize in advance for the mess im about to unleash when aespa finally performs in coachella.” One made a reaction meme, “aespa is going to perform at coachella they're gonna perform unreleased music.” Another added, “AESPA AT COACHELLA WE WIN.”

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