Kanye West had a hill built in the Coachella camping area for his Sunday Service performance on the second weekend of the festival. The rapper was joined by a gospel choir, live band, and several special guests including Teyana Taylor, Chance The Rapper, and DMX.
Kanye began doing Sunday Service in January, with gospel choirs performing renditions of his songs each week. Largely taking place in Calabasas, he brought the show to Coachella for a special Easter edition; constructing a small mountain suit.
Kanye didn’t get the custom dome he’d originally requested when slated as a Coachella headliner. Instead, he got a custom hill, on which he performed Sunday Service with a gospel choir.
Coachella co-founder Paul Tollet told Billboard that when the idea of bringing Kanye’s Sunday Service to the festival was first pitched, it was an instant yes, but presented complications.
“It’s challenging for us because we’ve never done this before,” Tollet said.
“It was suggested, ‘Why don’t we try this in camping, since it’s in the morning and all the other campers are already there?’ Other people going to the show can come early, if they want [and they’ll be allowed in].”
Here’s what it looked like:
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Kanye West’s Sunday Service on Easter, Weekend 2 🙏 pic.twitter.com/jFIcLYNUlV
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