It will be the first of its kind to be enjoyed by West’s fans.
This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will incorporate a unique performance by Kanye West. West, known as Yeezy to his fans, will make an appearance at the music festival. Coachella’s official social media account posted a video clip showing West at a “Sunday Service,” confirming that he will bring his gospel concert series to the Coachella festival on April 21. Incidentally, the second weekend of the festival falls on an Easter Sunday, and West will honor this by hosting the morning Sunday Service. The Coachella music festival is scheduled to be held April 12 to April 14 and then again April 19 to April 21 at the Empire Polo Club located in Indio, California.
For West, this arrangement was a step down. The singer was reportedly negotiating with the Coachella authorities to be the headline performer in the festival, but matters could not be sorted out over a staging dispute. However, for the religiously inclined festival goer, Yeezy’s Sunday Service will be a rare treat.
Kanye West's Sunday Service on Easter, Weekend 2 🙏 pic.twitter.com/jFIcLYNUlV
— Coachella (@coachella) March 31, 2019
West is presently promoting his brand-new series of morning concerts held almost exclusively on Sundays. This strategy is mirrored in his social media accounts where several uploaded video clips show the talented rap artist perform with a gospel choir. The Coachella-West collaboration was not finalized without its controversies. There were reports during the initial months of 2019 that he exited the festival as the Goldenvoice producers declined to allow him to construct a dome. West told Paul Tollett, a co-founder of the festival, of his requirement for a custom-built giant dome designed by John McGuire. As per Billboard magazine, the singer demanded this structure only a few days before he was set to be announced by the festival authorities to be the 2019 headline performer.
Kanye doin Sunday service at Coachella👀
— michael (@Mclementine22) March 31, 2019
Kanye’s Easter edition Sunday Service at the festival will be the first of many available to be enjoyed by the public. It is unclear of what the event will entail as the congregation members were reportedly urged to sign non-disclosure agreements if they wanted to attend. From the video clips shared on various social media, it is apparent that the event will be a jam session by a religious gathering. Tony Williams, a longtime West collaborator, said the Sunday Service sessions aim to “communicate the message of love effectively.”