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Idris Elba Made His Coachella Debut Last Night And Here’s How It Went

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In addition to consistently being People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, English Actor and Producer Idris Elba also has other talents he has been honing since his teen years.

The multi-talented 46-year old has a vast array of talents ranging from actor to producer and director to musician, DJ, and rapper!


In preparation for his set, Elba took to his social media with a topless selfie to bring on his “Game face.”

Elba, who began DJing in 1986 as part of his uncle’s wedding DJ business, then went on to perform at Glastonbury and Creamfields in the UK as reported by Billboard. Since then, the musician and occasional rapper has released his own single and EPs, as well as collaborated with a number of other artists. He was also behind the decks at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding reception in May.

He has often performed under the moniker DJ Big Driis, but for his debut Coachella performance, he chose to perform under his own name, as Idris Elba.

Last night, the 46-year-old British heartthrob took to the Yuma tent stage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, with a DJ set that impressed most. Coming on at around 9 PM in front of what appeared to be a packed house of spectators, his set seemed to silence the skeptics.

Coachella Curated also had dedicated a teaser to celebrate having Elba perform at the festival!

Elba performed last night in a stylish printed shirt and bandana and will play again during the second weekend of the festival on April 20.

Elba’s performance debut at the star-studded music festival comes after he played a DJ turned nanny in his new Netflix series, Turn Up Charlie.

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Melody Siganporia

Content Writer | EDM News & Editorials at T.H.E - Music Essentials
Techie by day, rager by night. Full-time Expert at Apple and part-time writer with multiple EDM publications based in the Big Apple. My interest in the dance music scene began about 10 years ago and there was no looking back from there. I got involved with it on a professional level in 2013-2014 when I joined the core team for a leading music festival in India. Managing the entire Digital Marketing piece for them in addition to the Public Relations aspect, helped me gain insights into the industry. Upon moving to NYC a few years after, I decided to combine my passion for the music along with my flare with words and began contributing to EDM publications as a freelance writer.
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