Kanye West will be at Coachella 2019, along with some congregants from the Church of Ye.
The folks behind the massive Californian music festival today shared news that Kanye will bring his ‘Sunday Service’ to the desert on Sunday 21 April, a date better known as Easter Sunday.
Kanye West’s Sunday Service on Easter, Weekend 2 🙏 pic.twitter.com/jFIcLYNUlV
— Coachella (@coachella) March 31, 2019
COACHELLA 2019 SUNDY SERVICE EASTER SUNDAY pic.twitter.com/YxY86gguft
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) March 31, 2019
In case you’ve been hiding from Yeezy-adjacent intel: Kanye has gathered musicians and a choir on Sundays since the start of the year for a series of private performances.
The shows, which feature participants dressed head-to-toe in white, feature gospel classics, Kanye’s own music, and what would best be quantified as ‘sermons’.
Snippets of the shows have been shared online by Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian. Her clips reveal the Sunday Service often resembles a semi-secular hymn recital inside a James Turrell exhibition.
The Coachella performance will mark what could be the first public (and definitely the largest) Sunday Service show.
The announcements comes a few months after reports emerged that Kanye’s bid to headline the festival collapsed due to his request for a wildly elaborate stage set-up.
Take a minute to imagine a stage too extravagant for Coachella.
In addition to the one-off Sunday Service performance on Easter Sunday, Coachella will feature the likes of Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, and Childish Gambino. Peep the full line-up here.