ATARASHII GAKKO! Performs Solo for 45 Minutes During the GOBI STAGE Grand Finale at Coachella, One of the World’s Largest Music Festivals


On April 14, ATARASHII GAKKO! performed solo at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one of the world’s largest music festivals held in Indio, California.

This year’s headliners at Coachella included Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator, and Doja Cat. ATARASHII GAKKO! performed during the grand finale of the GOBI STAGE for the April 14 set headlined by Doja Cat.

The opening sound effects and Taiko project set the mood as the girls appeared on stage in their original padded kimonos, starting with a performance of Toryanse, released in January. Without a pause, they transitioned seamlessly into OMAKASE, performing the song for the first time as the audience cheered loudly in tune with the fusion of Showa-era and modern sounds.

“Everybody jump,” SUZUKA screamed during Pineapple Kryptonite Remix. Not needing to be told twice, the crowd was instantly united, the voltage almost unbearable. “Let me hear you,” the group called out after the song ended, to which the audience instantly responded “ATARASHII GAKKO!” This was the perfect intro to the group’s beloved song OTONABLUE.

The group continued by performing two never-before-heard songs: Arigato and Forever sisters. During Arigato, each of the four members held a broomstick and used it as a guitar, and despite these songs never being heard before, the audience jumped in perfect unison.

With dynamic dance moves typical of ATARASHII GAKKO! , the girls performed their popular 2018 number Saishu Jinrui. To wrap up the set, the group performed Tokyo Calling with the USC marching band, bringing America and Japan closer together and stirring the audience’s hearts. The energy in the air was palpable, and without prompting, fans raised their fists in the air as the members chanted “We are marching!”

The last song performed was NAINAINAI, the first song to be released on the global record label 88rising, bringing ATARASHII GAKKO! to the world. The girls ran around the stage, keeping the fans on their toes until the very end, and closing their set with a smile. Yet again, they have left their mark as “representatives of Japan’s youth” at Coachella, one of the biggest music festivals on Earth.

ATARASHII GAKKO! has announced that a new album is on the way. Details will be released soon.

The group continues to expand, performing in countries around the world and taking on new challenges at every turn. This year, ATARASHII GAKKO!  World Tour Part I will take the girls across Europe and Asia.

Starting with the Primavera Sound Festival, one of the largest music festivals in Europe held in Barcelona, Spain, the band will perform a total of 13 concerts across Europe and Asia.

スペイン・バルセロナで開催されるヨーロッパ最大級の音楽フェスPrimavera Sound Festivalを皮切りに、ヨーロッパ、アジア13ヵ所をめぐる全13公演を予定している。

June 1 – Barcelona, Primavera Sound Festival ※
June 3 – Brussels, La Madeleine
June 5 – Paris, Bataclan
June 7 – Cologne, Live Music Hall
June 8 – Berlin, Metropol
June 10 – London, Indigo at The O2
June 12 – Amsterdam, Melkweg Max
June 19 – Seoul, Yes24 Live Hall
June 21 – Kuala Lumpur, Zepp
June 23 – Bangkok, Samyan Hall
June 25 – Hong Kong, MacPherson Stadium
June 27 – Taipei, Zepp New Taipei
June 29 – Singapore, The Theatre at Mediacorp
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