Idris Elba shocked fans after randomly showing up on the final setlist for Coachella 2019.
The British actor appears beneath chart-toppers toppers like Childish Gambino and Ariana Grande on the festival’s poster, but some thought it might be a mistake or joke. Others guessed it was a hoax being circulated on the internet. Turns out Idris Elba actually has a not-so-secret talent spinning records that’s about to be Coachella-approved.
Some fans of the actor had no clue Idris Elba moonlights as a DJ.
Why tf is Idris Elba on the setlist at Coachella lmfao pic.twitter.com/QcQqj9Ub2j
— Glen 🤘🏽 (@GlenKeepIt100) January 3, 2019
According to Variety, Elba has involved himself in the music industry since the age of 14.
Coachella 2019 definitely won’t be his first professional gig, as he’s already played music all over the world and even spun records at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding reception.
Idris regularly posts some pretty sweet clips on social media of himself DJing.
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) July 25, 2018
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 6, 2018
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 20, 2018
But many were shocked and totally unaware of his “secret talent.”
I just have 2 questions about Coachella and then I'm done talking about it forever.
1. How is Tame Impala billed above Aphex Twin?
2. Idris Elba?
— johnn O))) (@Born_2_Lose) January 3, 2019
WAIT THE IDRIS ELBA THING ISN'T A JOKE AND HE IS ACTUALLY A DJ!?!?!?!?!?!!
— FILM CRIT HULK (@FilmCritHULK) January 3, 2019
I guess all of the people freaking out about Idris Elba Being on the Coachella list don’t follow him on social media…where ALL HE TWEETS ABOUT IS BEING A DJ.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) January 3, 2019
Fans of Idris are pretty pumped that he’s going to be at Coachella.
— C H A R L O T T E 🔸 (@CharJordan2) January 3, 2019
me: *makes fun of coachella*
also me: *sees Idris Elba on the lineup*
maybe….it’s not so bad
— annie (@annieahn_) January 3, 2019
Me Earlier: huh there’s a band called Idris Elba…
Me after googling: LOOKS LIKE I’M GOING TO #coachella
— Meredith Woerner (@MdellW) January 3, 2019
Idris Elba at Coachella?
…I think I may have to go. pic.twitter.com/dXeplngfAH
— Alamin Yohannes 🇪🇷 (@AlaminYohannes) January 3, 2019
One person on Twitter had the perfect explanation for the confusion.
He's English. They're all DJs.
— Mary (@parkism) January 3, 2019
Idris is super talented. Take a listen!
— E! News (@enews) January 4, 2019
True fans of Idris Elba know the actor is deep into the world of professional DJing, but now that he’s appearing at Coachella, we suspect his awesome music is about to impress a bunch more listeners.