The official lineup for Coachella was announced and it’s headlined by Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, and Tame Impala. But many people were surprised to see Idris Elba’s name on the flyer.
Wait, why is Idris Elba a part of the lineup?! Lol pic.twitter.com/kfntyJf2ws
— J a m i e (@CandidlyJAMIE) January 3, 2019
Why tf is Idris Elba on the setlist at Coachella lmfao pic.twitter.com/QcQqj9Ub2j
— Glen ?? (@GlenKeepIt100) January 3, 2019
I just have 2 questions about Coachella and then I'm done talking about it forever.
1. How is Tame Impala billed above Aphex Twin?
2. Idris Elba?
— johnn O))) (@Born_2_Lose) January 3, 2019
Are we just going to ignore the fact that Idris Elba is a dj in his spare time and is on the coachella line up??
— Yewande (@OneYewande) January 3, 2019
You read it correctly, the actor has a DJ set at the festival.
If you didn’t already know, Idris Elba has been DJ’ing since he was 14 years old. “My uncle was a DJ and he used to do weddings and christenings, and basically I was his box boy,” Elba told Mixmag, a British electronic dance and clubbing magazine.
If you follow him on Twitter, you would notice that he regularly tweets about his side hobby.
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) July 25, 2018
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 20, 2018
“It’s ironic that I’ve definitely reached a pinnacle in my acting space, which is amazing, but it means that I can’t really take time out to concentrate on music,” he told Dancing Astronaut in 2017.