Hatsune Miku’s long-awaited appearance at Coachella fulfilled a promise from 2020, affirming her influence on the music industry. Miku’s virtual roots and extensive discography make her Coachella performance a major step forward for the pop culture powerhouse. Although she is a fictional character, Miku’s voice has created thousands of songs, highlighting the vibrant music community she represents.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced that Hatsune Miku, Japan’s most prominent virtual diva, will perform during the three-day event.. This fulfills a promise that has gone unrequited for four years after the 2020 event went on hiatus. Even though this idol is famous around the globe, seeing her at one of the most important music events in the world further confirms the influence of Vocaloid shows on the music industry.
Reported separately by Pop Base and Crunchyroll’s X accounts, the digital performer will appear on Saturdays on two different weekends in April. Coachella hosts two consecutive three-day events; For 2024, this means April 12-14 and then April 19-21.
While other Japanese artists will attend on other days, Miku stands out as a virtual being treated as an authentic flesh-and-blood performer.
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While this isn’t technically Miku’s first appearance at Coachella, there have been attempts to include this virtual diva years ago. She had previously signed up to perform at the 2020 festival. However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to be canceled, sharing the fate of several other annual festivals. While Coachella reopened in 2022, the pop star didn’t reappear in the lineup until now. In addition to Miku, other famous Japanese artists will also be attending, such as YOASOBI, who will appear at Coachella’s Friday events, and Atarashi Gakko!, who will perform on Sunday..
Miku’s appearance at Coachella was an important step for her, as she started out as a simple voicebank intended to communicate with Yamaha’s Voicaloid program. However, by providing vocals to amateur musicians for many years, she now has a rich repertoire of records spanning many genres that are both her own as well as those of artists who have used the program. hers. Previously, this female idol has performed live with the help of using holographic technology and this may happen again when she performs in California. While holograms and virtual singers are nothing new in Japan, this will likely be a new experience for many Coachella attendees.
While it might be easy to dismiss Hatsune Miku as not being a real singer, the fact remains that her voice helped create thousands of songs, thus starting a vibrant culture of music production associated with anime. The band Supercell, whose performers performed the ending theme for Bakemonogatari and the opening theme for Takt Op. Destiny, starting with Vocaloid. Having Hatsune Miku and the music she represents at Coachella this April is an acknowledgment not only of a fictional character but also of the vast community that has adopted her voice..
Source: Pop Base (X account), Crunchyroll