Coachella 2022: aespa Confirmed to Perform

Coachella 2022 is in full swing, and now aespa are confirmed to perform the second weekend of the music festival. The K-pop group will perform as part of 88rising’s Head in the Clouds Forever stage. The announcement of aespa joining the Coachella lineup comes after KARINA, WINTER, GISELLE, and NINGNING dropped hints about performing at the music festival on social media.

The members of aespa attend the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards
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aespa will perform at Coachella 2022

The first weekend of Coachella 2022 took place on April 15, April 16, and April 17. The second weekend will kick off on April 22, and it will continue on April 23 and April 24.

After KARINA, WINTER, GISELLE, and NINGNING published cryptic posts on aespa’s Instagram story, it was confirmed the quartet will perform during the second weekend of Coachella 2022.

According to a press release, aespa are poised to perform an “explosive set on the main stage.”

The band’s performance will take place on April 23 as part of 88rising’s Head in the Clouds Forever stage. Fans will be able to watch aespa’s performance on Coachella’s official YouTube channel.

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What the members of aespa think about their upcoming performance

aespa debuted in 2020 under SM Entertainment. Their upcoming performance at Coachella will be aespa’s first live concert performance in the U.S.

In a recent interview with Billboard, KARINA, WINTER, GISELLE, and NINGNING shared their thoughts about their upcoming Coachella appearance.

“Truthfully, we don’t have much experience performing live in front of an audience since we debuted during the pandemic, so the thought of performing in front of a large audience at Coachella, which is the dream stage for many artists, made me feel very nervous,” KARINA told Billboard.

She continued, “We didn’t have many opportunities to showcase our performances in person, so we are incredibly excited and looking forward to performing our music live to the audience and delivering positive energy to the crowd.”

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The K-pop group will debut a new song at Coachella

In the interview with Billboard, the members of aespa revealed that their Coachella set will include a new song that fans have not heard before.

KARINA told Billboard, “… We worked hard to prepare a special performance for Coachella, including a never-seen-before performance of our unreleased track, so we hope everyone enjoys it and have a lot of fun with us!”

WINTER added, “Yes! We are preparing a special performance of an unreleased track from our soon-to-be released album and it’s called ‘Life’s Too Short.’ We’re singing the English version of the song so please stay tuned, hope you’re excited!”

In 2020, aespa debuted with a single called “Black Mamba.” The K-pop group released an EP called Savage in October 2021. Savage reached No. 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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