What We Learnt From Coachella 2019: Top Entertainment Trends

What We Learnt From Coachella 2019: Top Entertainment Trends

A hotbed of leading-edge style, music, and art, and a who’s who of celebrity culture, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual festival held over three consecutive three-day weekends in April in the Colorado Desert of California. 

A highlight of the global festival calendar, all eyes are on Coachella as one of the largest, most famous and profitable festivals in the world. Showcasing popular and established music artists as well as emerging acts and installation art, the Coachella experience ratchets up year after year.

From fashion and the arts to music and entertainment, a number of industries look to Coachella for a sign of what’s to come. A fantastic source of inspiration for events over the summer ahead, we take a look at the top entertainment trends from Coachella 2019.  

K-Pop is Hot!

From skin care and makeup and k-pop culture and food, South Korean culture has been enjoying a moment in the spotlight as a wave of influence sweeps from East to West. 


While K-pop boyband, BTS, has been taking over the American and UK music charts, K-pop girl group, Blackpink, is making sure they leave their mark, too. The first K-pop girl act to perform a set at Coachella, Blackpink’s badass singing and rapping four-member K-pop girl group has generated a surge in popularity. 


Book the K-Pop Trend with:

K-Pop dance Crew. Our award-winning dance crew is perfect for bringing a slice of K-Pop culture to your event.


What We Learnt From Coachella 2019: Top Entertainment Trends

Make like Coachella and bring K-Pop culture to your event

Turn Heads with Interactive Installation Art

In addition to hosting live music, Coachella is a showcase for visual arts, including installation art and sculpture. Many of the pieces are interactive, providing a visual treat for attendees as well as offering entertainment and practical uses such as seating and shade. 


Throughout the years, the art has grown in scale and outrageousness, and 2019 gave us a range of inspiration for art installations for events including giant geometric baobab trees, vibrant paisley sculptures and a floating spaceman who delivers light shows come dark. 


Book the Art-Installation Trend with:

Bright colours and LED lights deliver maximum impact in large spaces and can take art installations for events from day to night. Discover a whole host of inspiration including our Mechanical Umbrella Tree, Light Art Installations, and stunning watery Holographic Ship


What We Learnt From Coachella 2019: Top Entertainment Trends

Interactive art installations offer a visual spectacle as well as iconic photo backdrops and practical uses such as seating, shade and shelter


Choirs Can Be Cool and Contemporary

We’ve seen a boom in artists mixing up genres and styles to create cool new sounds. Remixes of legendary classics? Check. Pop songs in a swinging 1920s jazz style? Check. Choirs are the latest acts to be given an overhaul and Coachella has given us plenty of fresh inspiration for a cool chorus. 


Kanye West performed his Sunday Sessions at Coachella for an Easter morning concert interspersing sacred music with soul and hip-hop and even house music. While Wheezer opened with a barbershop quartet rendition of their hit, Beverly Hills, complete with striped blazers and straw hats. 


Book the Contemporary Choirs Trend with:

Raise the roof with a contemporary gospel choir, barbershop quartet or pop songs sang a cappella at your next event. Check out our Urban Choir and Gospel Choir for uplifting and powerful performances.


What We Learnt From Coachella 2019: Top Entertainment Trends

Bring choirs up to date with an eclectic mix of styles and genres a la Kanye West and Wheezer at Coachella

Western-Themed Entertainment Is One To Watch

In addition to its acclaimed musical acts, Coachella has become renowned for the trend-setting fashion choices of its trend-setting crowd. A growing trend on the runway for the past few seasons, the Western trend cemented its status at Coachella 2019. 


From cowhide prints and western boots to fringing and Texan influences, Coachella’s style set interpreted the Western trend in multiple ways. We predict this fashion trend to tip into a rise in the popularity of Western-themed entertainment as it spreads from clothes to pop culture and entertainment.


Book the Western-Themed Entertainment Trend with:

Trick riding, shooting and line dancing horses from our Wild West Equestrian Show, String Quartet tribute to Western film scores, or Country Blues Singer.


What We Learnt From Coachella 2019: Top Entertainment Trends

Get into the Western spirit with Wild West-themed entertainment

What We Learnt From Coachella 2019

From interactive art installations and western influences to the K-Pop wave and reimagining choirs for a contemporary audience, Coachella 2019 has given us plenty of top entertainment trends inspiration for entertainment to book for the year ahead and beyond. 


Want to hear more about how you can use these trends at your event, or need more inspiration for summer festivals? Get in touch with our team who’ll be happy to talk to you about concepts and advise you on booking. 


Check out our guide to hosting a festival-themed summer party.


__By Freya Britton

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