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EntertainmentIdris Elba almost 'passed out' at Coachella set news

08:30  15 march  2019
08:30  15 march  2019 Source:   covermg.com

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Actor-turned-DJ Idris Elba "nearly passed out" after learning he'd been invited to perform at California's Coachella music festival this spring (19).

The Thor star will be taking over the decks during the hugely-popular two-weekend desert bash, joining the likes of Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, and Tame Impala on the bill, after previously DJing at clubs around his native London and Los Angeles, and enjoying a residency in Ibiza.

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However, Idris couldn't quite believe the news when he first received the call from Coachella booking agents - because performing for tens of thousands at the longrunning festival will be a dream come true.

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Idris Elba is best known for his roles on television and in film, so many were surprised to see his name on the Coachella lineup . Elba , who has worked as a DJ and producer since his teenage years, will perform on April 13. Tame Impala is set to headline that day, while J Balvin, Bassnectar, Weezer, Wiz

Coachella 2019 to feature Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Ariana Grande and Idris Elba . She last performed her own Coachella set in 2013. Additional general admission passes traditionally go on sale for Coachella Valley residents a few days before each show, but that hasn't been announced.

"I've worked my whole life to play at Coachella. I made it at 46!" he laughed to People magazine. "I nearly passed out when I found out."

"Coachella is a big deal," he added to Us Weekly. "I'm excited about that."

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But Idris reveals he won't be giving his set a test run before his big debut - even though he acknowledges Coachella as "the biggest music festival in America", with last year's (18) event drawing a record 750,000 people over the two consecutive weekends.

"No rehearsals," he said. "I've got a two-hour set, so I'm just going to bang some great records together. I'm in a dance tent with other DJs who play what I play, so hopefully we're just going to bring some energy."

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And Idris Elba has added another notch to his musical belt, scoring a slot at the upcoming Coachella Music Festival. Coachella will not be the first music festival Idris has performed at as a DJ - he also previously plied his trade at England's Glastonbury festival.

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Although the crowds will likely be some of the biggest the Brit has ever played for, he has a little experience with spinning for high-profile gigs - he was personally invited to DJ the royal wedding reception following Prince Harry's nuptials to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex last year (18).

"They were great, and we had an amazing time," he told People. "It was just an honour to be able to be part of that celebration."

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