Other Asian acts, like South Korea’s alt rockers Hyukoh, traditionally-inspired avant-rock group Jambinai and Japan’s iconic electro-pop trio Perfume, also drew a lot of attention. The inclusion of Perfume and BLACKPINK marks a new stage for Coachella, as they’re the first-ever J-pop and K-pop girl groups, respectively, to perform at the event.
With the news, fans took to social media after the music festival made its announcement to share their delight and expectations.
Check out some of the reactions to the news below, and check out the full lineup here.
I’ve loved K-pop since the 90s. I’ve pushed for it in my content. I’ve had countless chats with music insiders about its Western breakthrough, which has been happening the past few years. BLACKPINK playing Coachella is hugely significant. The locals have no idea what’s coming. —- pic.twitter.com/bod9uYr19m
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) January 3, 2019
BlackPink is playing Coachella?
Will we get the collab with Pitbull that we’ve been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/FGZgUswTHp
— John (@oniontaker) January 3, 2019
#BLACKPINK make history as the first female K-pop act to be on Coachella’s lineup! Alt rock band Hyukoh will also be performing this year, so honestly 2019 is starting off on a great note for Korean artists —— https://t.co/lx3mqesMxs
— Riddhi Chakraborty (@thisisridz) January 3, 2019
PERFUME… SUDDENLY I DONT HATE COACHELLA https://t.co/xnBOMSGPRz
— dondonweiweiwei (@panloonaleafy) January 3, 2019
hyukoh in coachella: WE ALL DIE ALONEEEE
westerners who came to have fun: pic.twitter.com/xOZVmc0FMa
— ? (@krystaIsz) January 3, 2019
Blackpink will be the first K-pop girl band to perform at Coachella. Always great to see any type of Asian representation in mainstream American art and culture as it is so exceedingly rare. Let’s break more stereotypes and preconceptions in 2019.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 3, 2019
PERFUME GONNA BLOW EVERYONE’S MIND AWAY AT COACHELLA THESE BUTCHES TOO DUMB TO OUT THEIR NAME IN SUCH SMALL FONT pic.twitter.com/WCIvVxXSlQ
— PERFUME @ COACHELLA. — (@jinsoulsflower) January 3, 2019
PEOPLE BE TALKING ABOUT BLACKPINK GETTING A SPOT IN COACHELLA AND IM SO PROUD OD MY GIRLIES BUT YOU KNOW WHO ELSE GOT A SPOT IN COACHELLA? FUCKIN HYUKOH.
MY BOYS DID THAT pic.twitter.com/XS4H9k7k18
— yang | — (@injunmiis) January 3, 2019
— anjy (@mellowyel) January 3, 2019
Me and my PTA oomfs sneaking into Coachella just to see perfume out perform every artist there. pic.twitter.com/erBypwdJG0
— –||xxannieexx||– (@miyaorbitzen) January 3, 2019
White people at Coachella watching BLACKPINK perform pic.twitter.com/kPLarupCqD
— Rosé Knowles (@hilIsideboy) January 3, 2019
guys omg think of all the celebs that would ATTEND coachella cause of blackpink
exhibit a: this guy pic.twitter.com/jwVa1lsLyO
— jc (@kapsyon) January 3, 2019
me after shitting on coachella type bands for years now that hyukoh is apparently one of them pic.twitter.com/VKJeq2ku93
— izzi– (@crapcafe) January 3, 2019
us: ehhhh… perfume haven’t really been up to their best game this past couple of years
us after the coachella announcement: QUEENS OF MUSIC, ABOUT TO SLAY EVERYONE IN THE US
— wonder bacci–? (@Baccibloo) January 3, 2019
Like yeah cool I love Ariana but BLACKPINK AT COACHELLA
— Kiel Tutin (@KielTutin) January 3, 2019
UMMM AM I REALLY CONSIDERING GOING TO COACHELLA RN OR DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME?
No no they don’t, that is Blackpink on the lineup. Okay. WELP. Time to go to Coachella I guess.
— Mica Burton (@MicaBurton) January 3, 2019
Watch the people at coachella lose their mind the moment they heard Blackpink speak english let alone hear their accent.
Global QUEENS —-
— Chippmunkksé —- (@lovechaees) January 3, 2019
Perfume?????? This Perfume????? Can someone confirm??????? I’m freaking out!!!!! pic.twitter.com/KT9rxu8Q0y
— Super Sotres Odyssey (@sotres) January 3, 2019
— BLACKPINK GLOBAL BLINK (@ygofficialblink) January 3, 2019
Thrilled to be a part of the incredible @coachella lineup this year. See you in the desert. ?–?
— Perfume_um (@Perfume_um) January 3, 2019
So excited and happy that we are join the coachella 2019 on 13&20/APR.
with other Korean Artists, Fantastic hyukohofficial and Famous blackpinkofficial
BIG HONOR 🙂
Looking foward to… https://t.co/27CSxj1tC3
— jambinai (@Jambinai) January 3, 2019
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2019