There were many notable names in the recently announced Coachella 2020 lineup list but perhaps none as intriguing as Japan’s holographic idol Hatsune Miku. Japan’s dance/electronic star routinely sells out arenas in Japan with her unique animation and entrancing tunes and now will have an opportunity to be showcased at one of the largest music festivals in the world. According to Rolling Stone, Miku was created by audio-media company Crypton Future Media in 2007 and was originally an animation for a vocal synthesizer program. Originally voiced by anime actress Saki Fujita, Miku’s voice is now entirely computer-generated.
Hatsune debuted in America in 2011 and has since performed with artists such as Lady Gaga and even performed at various anime conventions. This upcoming performance presents a whole new challenge and a wide audience for the pop icon. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been focusing on inviting more international acts each year, expanding their already massive influence while introducing fans to all new artists and genres. Hatsune has been hugely popular for over a decade, and so it is welcome that major festivals are at last recognizing acts that have a huge influence in major parts of the world.
Hatsune Miku will be performing April 10th on Weekend 1 and April 17th on Weekend 2 of the 2020 festival. Joining acts like Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean and Travis Scott will surely propel this already megastar to new heights and provide a close look at the kind of holographic technology that has the music world intrigued. Check out the video below to get a sense of the kind of star power that Hatsune Miku wields.