5 HIDDEN GEMS OF COACHELLA 2020

The Coachella 2020 lineup is already out, and it’s full of big names that the rest of the world festivals are fighting to get... What's more interesting, however, are the artists written in small characters. Here are five hidden gems who will be killing it this year.

2020 began with one of those news capable of paralyzing the whole world, even in the midst of New Year celebrations: the announcement of the Coachella lineup. In spite of the rumors declaring the end of the festival's ability to be the most Instagrammable event ever (we can blame the Art Basel in Miami for that), Coachella still remains Coachella. And its 2020 edition has everything you can expect: a schedule with big names that will attract even the less music-savvy. But also names in smaller characters, among which musicologists know how to identify the true hidden stars of the festival.

It's really undeniable, after all: Coachella leads the way to the rest of the world festivals. And while these latter fight tooth and nail for stadium-filling artists, emerging artist may find the way into worldwide festival lineups on their own. That's why we'll go over five artists of Coachella 2020 who could become the unexpected protagonists of the upcoming festival season...

DOJA CAT. Can you mix the excessive flamboyance of Nicki Minaj and the R&B-infused pop of the more commercial Solange into one cocktail? Doja Cat proves that yes, you can. She drops hit after hit since 2014... And 2020 could be her big moment.

FONTAINES D.C. If you ask the specialized indie press, 2019 was the year of the Fontaines D.C. They released an impressive rock garage album, Dogrel, which put them in comparison with the giants of the moment: the Idles. They have also been growing from concert to concert, leading them directly to the big festivals of 2020.

JESSIE REYEZ. Kali Uchis, Tei Shi, Kehlani... This is the path that Jessie Reyez is following, while she defines the limits of her sound -so close to a revision of R&B because of her infinite sensuality. Easy game when you have a seductive voice like this Canadian of Colombian parents has.

OMAR APOLLO. Eminem was the one who made us admit (reluctantly) that even a white man could do hip-hop. And Omar Apollo could become the artist who will make us believe that a white man can do soul too... The world is more than ready.

PINK SWEAT$. Imagine that The Weeknd is not The Weeknd, but a chubby black man who always wears pink sweatshirts. And that he doesn't have the (somewhat) tiresome intensity of The Weeknd, but he's rather much closer to Frank Ocean's calmer creative sensitivity. The adorable result is Pink Sweat$.