"India's first artist to perform at Coachella."
Diljit Dosanjh impressed the crowd with his performance at Coachella.
The popular star made history by becoming the first Punjabi singer to perform at the well-known California festival.
For his live performance, Diljit opted for an all-black ensemble, complete with a black turban, sunglasses and even a pair of black gloves.
As the crowd cheered and danced, Diljit energetically performed some of his hits, including ‘Patiala Peg’ and ‘Lemonade’.
Fans on social media were proud of Diljit for representing the Punjabi community.
One wrote: “Historic night in California and proud, inspiring, moment for Punjab and the entire diaspora worldwide.”
Another said: “Punjabi artist exhibiting Punjabi culture and bringing pride to our pagh (turban) – nothing better.”
A third wrote: “This means so much to so many. Truly brings tears to the eyes. A God-gifted moment.”
One comment read: “Historic night in California and proud inspiring, moment for Punjab and the entire diaspora worldwide.”
Pointing out the historic moment, a user said:
“India’s first artist to perform at Coachella.”
Diljit’s Coachella performance impressed many celebrities.
Rapper Raja Kumari commented: “History!”
Arjun Rampal said: “A true rockstar. Legend.”
Actress Simran Kaur Hundal said:
“Woo hooo this is just amazing you make us so so proud Diljit Dosanjh more power to you.”
Sophie Choudhry commented: “Making history.”
A video has gone viral of American DJ Diplo enjoying Diljit’s performance and dancing with his friends.
The video was noticed by Diljit and he responded to Diplo’s show of appreciation, writing:
Diljit added a smiley face and sunflower emoji.
Diplo out here vibing to Diljit Dosanjh at Coachella
Love the vibe in this vid ! pic.twitter.com/DAs4qsjo0V
— Prince (@princesoman9) April 16, 2023
In the lead-up to his historic performance, Diljit Dosanjh had been sharing glimpses from behind the scenes.
The star previously shared pictures of himself rehearsing for his performance.
He also looked at ease in a floral co-ord as he carried out a soundcheck on the stage.
Diljit was with his team as he made his way around the stage making final preparations before his performance.
Sharing the images, Diljit wrote: “Sound Check #coachella.”
Replying to the post, Diljit’s colleague and rapper Badshah wrote: “Dilchella.”
In addition to music, Diljit Dosanjh has a number of acting projects in the works.
He will next be seen in the Punjabi film Jodi, which releases on May 5, 2023.
Diljit is also working on the Hindi films Chamkila and The Crew.
Coachella 2023 will continue to have South Asian representation, with Pakistani singer Ali Sethi set to perform on April 16, 2023, at 1:50 pm (PST).