THE EXTRAORDINAIRE DEBUT OF BELGIUM SINGER, ANGELE
By Carolina Benjumea
Coachella has once again solidified its status as one of the most iconic and influential music events in the world. For its 2023 edition, the festival boasted an extraordinary lineup featuring 150 artists, making it one of the largest and most diverse lineups of all time.
The festival, which unites music enthusiasts, artists, and performers from various genres, has transcended the boundaries of the music sphere and evolved into a grand celebration of creativity, diversity, music, fashion, and self-expression. With its vibrant atmosphere, awe-inspiring performances, and cutting-edge art installations, Coachella has emerged as a cultural phenomenon that knows no borders, language barriers, or cultural limitations.
With its influence, Coachella has retained its position as one of the primary platforms for emerging artists to showcase their talents, resonate their names globally, and solidify their careers. The trailblazing performances create immersive experiences for attendees and secure a well-deserved place in the hall of fame for the artists.
This year's lineup featured entertainers from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, resulting in a captivating fusion of styles, genres, and aesthetics that mirrored the diverse and pluralistic nature of the audience. Hailing directly from Latin America, Bad Bunny enthralled the crowd with his infectious reggaeton beats, transporting them to the vibrant energy of the Caribbean. Making their mark from Asia, Blackpink delivered a fiery and exhilarating performance, while the European quota was represented by Rosalia from Spain, Christine and the Queens from France, Tale of Us from Italy, and Belgian sensation, Angèle.
While Angèle has enjoyed considerable success in the European spotlight for some time now, she has been gradually making her mark in the American market through collaborations with established singers such as Dua Lipa. Her journey began by performing in cafes around Brussels and sharing videos on social media, which eventually paved the way for a thriving career, becoming the most broadcasted artist on Belgian French-speaking radio stations and selling around 70,000 tickets across two shows in Paris.
The Coachella crowd joined in unison, singing along to her profound French lyrics, while she performed chart-topping hits like "Tout oublier" and "Balance ton quoi", conquering the vast American desert with her undeniable talent, infectious energy, and distinctive style, cementing her status as an international pop star.
As the performer paves her way in the international market, French fashion labels contribute to shaping her style and aid in establishing her as a fashion icon. After being named Chanel ambassador, she joined an exclusive list of celebrities who have represented the iconic label, and for her Coachella debut the singer shined in a sensual and fashion-forward style created by Ludovic de Saint Sernin, consisting of an all-metal bra adorned with rhinestones, paired with a matching fluid miniskirt, which featured astounding 15,000 Swarovski crystals.