2022 Coachella Was Low-Key A K-Pop Festival—Here Are All Your Favorite Artists That Performed

It’s a music festival weekend to go down in the history books!

2022 Coachella (also known as The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. It’s one of the most highly anticipated music festivals as the music industry’s biggest names headline. It is known for even having A-listers just in attendance!

While Coachella is known for primarily catering to mainstream Western artists, the first weekend of 2022 Coachella low-key became a K-Pop music festival with many of our favorites taking to the stage.

Recently, American multinational music company 88rising, which primarily focuses on helping emerging Asian artists in America, announced that several of its artists would be performing on the main stage as a collaboration between HEAD IN THE CLOUDS FOREVER and Coachella. Artists included Joji, Rich Brian, MILLI, Niki, and more.

That’s not all, though. So, here are 5+ K-Pop and/or Korean artists that appeared on the first weekend of 2022 Coachella.

1. 2NE1

On Saturday, the queen CL herself was a featured performing act!

Although CL alone excites K-Pop fans…

…her fellow 2NE1 members made a comeback alongside her!

The group reunited for the first time since the 2015 MAMAs as they performed their 2011 mega-hit, “I Am The Best,” live on the main stage!

It’s a moment that K-Pop fans will remember forever, especially BLACKJACKs, who have been looking forward to this day for so long.

Those who attended 2022 Coachella got to witness a historic moment.

Thank you, 88rising, for making a dream a reality!

2. Epik High

2NE1 was not the only legendary Korean hip hop group that performed at 2022 Coachella. Epik High made history as the first Korean to perform at Coachella in 2016. Now, six years later, they became the first Korean group to be invited back!

As always, the legendary group delivered a legendary performance…

Epik High performed on Friday, the first night of 2022 Coachella.

Yet, they will be returning the next weekend too!

3. Feel Ghood Music

Beloved singer-songwriter and producer BIBI wowed American audiences at Head In The Clouds 2021 (HITC). Now, she’s wowing them again at 2022 Coachella. 

She’s a member of the Feel Ghood Music record label founded by Tiger JK and his wife Yoon Mi Rae, and she represents them very well.

Her stage presence is no joke!

You just can’t help but fall in love with her.

If that wasn’t enough, though, the icon, rapper Yoon Mirae took the stage alongside BIBI to perform the hit “The Weekend!”

What did we do to deserve so much royalty all in one weekend?

4. GOT7’s Jackson Wang

Ahgases, prepare yourselves…


GOT7’s Jackson Wang performed at 2022 Coachella as part of 88rising’s lineup.

As always, he brought everything and then some!

Jackson performed his new single, “Blow,” which was truly magical.

We all couldn’t be more proud of him.

There are a couple of moments, though, from Jackson’s performance that are especially memorable.

Jackson stripping his shirt off? Yes, that image will now live in our brains rent-free.

Lastly, Jackson literally strumming one of the dancers like a guitar. RIP, us.

Jackson trended on social media throughout his performance (as he should) and made history as the first Chinese musician to perform at the main Coachella stage!

5. Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast, also known as the Korean American musician Michelle Zauner, performed songs such as “Be Sweet” and “The Body Is A Blade.”

Honorable Mentions

6. Kevin Woo

The former U-KISS member, actor, and singer Kevin Woo enjoyed his weekend attending the music festival!

7. BLACKPINK’s Jennie

In 2019, BLACKPINK made history by becoming the first K-Pop girl group to perform at Coachella. Now, Jennie returned to the music festival as a fan rather than a performer.

She attended the stages of artists such as Billie Eilish.

2022 Coachella is certainly one for the history books, and there is still one more weekend of the music festival to come! Look forward to more updates.

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