At Coachella, Pakistan’s first Coachella performer, Arooj Aftab, serenades the masses.

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Arooj Aftab hasn’t had enough of creating history yet. Pakistan’s first ever Grammy winner performed in Coachella this year for the first time in two years after the festival was forced to take a break due to the epidemic that ravaged the country in 2015. “Incredible awesome epic weekend 1 at Coachella,” the Mohabbat singer said in the caption of a photo on her Instagram account. I’ll see you at The Roxy in Los Angeles on Monday and at Coachella the following weekend.”

A spikey structured statement black top and matching black slacks were the singer’s fashion choices. Aftab wore her hair in a ponytail and paired it with a pair of sunglasses for the performance. The singer’s off-stage attire consisted of a black T-shirt and pants paired with a colorful collared shirt.

Revellers in thong bodysuits, glitter eyeliner, and neon clothing danced late into the night Friday as the first Coachella since the pandemic’s inception began in the California desert..

Styles made his Coachella debut as a headliner, opening the night’s premiere show in an over-the-knee fur coat before stripping down to reveal a disco ball of an outfit for the stage runway.

 

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 Shania Twain joined him on stage for a series of duets, informing the crowd that he used to sing along to her songs in his mother’s vehicle as a little boy.

“A little star-struck, to be honest. To perform this song with you, it’s a little weird “When the duo sang Twain’s 1997 song You’re Still The One, she said:

One of the world’s most-watched festivals, the two-three-day weekend event generally sets off the year’s summer music season.

Because of the coronavirus epidemic, Coachella’s 2020 edition was canceled, and the festival’s program has been in flux for the last two years.

This year Coachella is a barometer for the multi-billion dollar touring business, which is still reeling from chronic economic losses, as it returns after a three-year sabbatical.

Unlike other large-scale events, such Lollapalooza this year, Coachella said last winter that it will not need any precautionary measures like masks or social separation, such as evidence of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test.

Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat are among the other big names performing at Coachella this weekend.

Billie Eilish will take the stage on Saturday, followed by Styles Friday and The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia on Sunday.

The duo was a last-minute replacement for Kanye West, who abruptly bailed on his headlining slot only weeks before.

After a catastrophic stampede at his Astroworld event in Houston last year, Travis Scott also opted out, while Frank Ocean, who was expected to headline in 2020, is scheduled to return in 2023.