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ATEEZ make history as the first K-Pop boy group to perform at Coachella

The history-makers will head to Coachella this spring.

By Joseph Kocharian

ATEEZ: Image provided by KQ Entertainment

ATEEZ‘s Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho are marking the beginning of their fifth year as a band with a huge milestone achievement. Riding the wave of their album THE WORLD EP. FIN: WILL scoring them their first number one album on the US Billboard 200 chart, ATEEZ have now been announced as the first K-pop boy band in history to perform at Coachella music festival. The eight-piece group are in good company with their peers this year, as K-pop girl group Le Sserafim are also on the lineup for the April 12th and 19th dates, headlined by Lana Del Rey. K-rock band The Rose will follow up, scheduled for the April 14th and 21st slots of the Californian music festival.

ATEEZ: Image provided by KQ Entertainment

ATEEZ’ number one album has plenty of festival-worthy tracks on it, but it’s almost certain that their emphatic lead track Crazy Form will make it to their set list. Hongjoong’s commanding ‘get up’ intro and Yeosang’s catchy growlingly low verse always gets their crowds revved up, along with the track being packed with viral choreography, such as Seonghwa’s bunny ears move and Wooyoung’s mid-air twerk. As well as their new song, there will hopefully be some favourites from their entire discography such as De Ja Vu, HALAZIA, Bouncy and of course, Guerrilla. If the latter is performed, American ATINY (ATEEZ’ fandom) will have to warm up their vocal chords. During the song, Yunho asks the crowd to ‘Make some noise’ which activates an earsplitting fan-chant of ‘break the wall’ that has been so loud in the past, that it could be heard from outside of the arenas that they perform in (European ATINY, we’re looking at you in Madrid.) The desert crowd are going to be treated to some impossibly high notes from Jongho, explosive dancing from San and some lightning-fast staccato rapping from Mingi. Their high energy performances will fit perfectly before mellowing out as the sun goes down in the desert for a dreamy Lana Del Rey set.