Last year we saw Pakistani-American Arooj Aftab make headlines for becoming the first Pakistani to sing at Coachella, an American art and music festival. This year, the tradition continues as Coachella adds another Pakistani singer to its roster — Ali Sethi.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Sethi shared the official Coachella schedule. He wrote, “AAJAAO SAARAY [come everyone] Coachella pre-sale starts Friday January 13 at 11am PT. Register now at coachella.com.”
His post received comments from singer Aima Baig, Talal Qureshi, actor Adnan Malik, painter Salman Toor, BBC radio host Haroon Rashid and artist Misha Japanwala.
He will be performing on April 16 and 23 on the third stage. The list shared by Sethi reveals that Bad Bunny, Gorillaz, Burna Boy, Chemical Brothers, Kaytranada, Blondie, Becky G, Metro Boomin, FKJ, Pusha T, Toba Nwigwe, Wet Leg, SG Lewis, Yves Tumor, Testpilot, Angele, MUNA, Maceo Plex, TRwo Friends, Yungblud, Jamie Jones, Ashnikko, Malaa, TV Girl, Whyte Fang, Doechii, Benee, Idris Elba, Mangdalena Bay, Saba, Dennis Cruz Pawsa, Soul Glo, Lava La Rue, Sleaford Mods, Comet,Comet is COming, Oliver Koletzki, Kyle Watson, The Murder Capital, Chris Stussy, Jupiter & Okwess, Lewis OiMan, Juliet Mendoza and Desert Cahuilla Bird Singers will perform on April 14 and 21.
The second day features Blackpink, Rosalia, Eric Prydz, Kid Laroi, Charli XCX, Labrinth, Diljit Dosanjh, Sofi Tukker and many other artists who will perform on April 15 as well as the second week on April 22.
For the third day, Frank Ocean will headline on April 16 along with Björk, Kali Uchis, Porter Robinson, Fisher, Chris Lake, A Boogie, Dominic Fike, Jai Paul, Jackson Wang, Latto, The Blaze, Willow, GloRilla, Jai Wolf, Boris Brejcha, 2manydjs, Christine and the Queens, Rae Srenmurd, Weyes Blood, Alex G, DPR Live, DPR IAN, Stick Figure, Adam Beyer, Big Wild, MK, Cannons and others.
In 2022 we saw Sethi bloom with Shae Gill for their hit ‘Pasoori’ from Coke Studio season 14. To see him achieve this new milestone is a proud moment not only for the Pakistani entertainment fraternity but his fans and admirers as well.