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KIM PETRAS Electrifies with Debut Coachella Performance

(photo: Devin Kasparian)
With A Set That Featured The Live Debut Of Songs From Slut Pop, Techno Remixes Of Fan Favorites, And Unreleased Songs From Her Forthcoming Album
Kim Kicked Off Weekend One With Her Wet & Wild Car Wash & A DJ Set At Day Club Palm Springs
Dialing up the desert heat, international pop sensationKimPetras electrified Coachella’s Mojave Stage Sunday night in front of a sea of festivalgoers with an epic performance worthy of her anticipated festival debut.
Kim took the stage against a backdrop of footage from her vlogs as a teen while “Hardcore Vibes” by Rave Allstars played – a nod to the German techno she loved growing up. Coming in hot with choreography fit for a pop diva and flanked by back-up dancers, Kim launched into her showstopping set with the live debut of songs from her latest release, the sex-positive Slut Pop EP while cracking a whip to the beat. Pouring a bottle of water over herself to cool off amidst cheers from the crowd, Kim bought back the rave vibes after showing off her isolated vocals with techno remixes of fan favorites “Hillside Boys” and “Heart To Break.” “Future Starts Now” followed and Kim teased unreleased songs from her highly anticipated upcoming debut album, proving that good things come to those who wait after the pandemic postponed her planned Coachella debut in 2020. Kim wore a custom leather outfit designed by Zana Bayne and the stage featured a huge, illuminated star from Kim’s Slut Pop art.
Before bringing the party to Day Club Palm Springs with a DJ set Friday night, Kim kicked off the weekend with her Wet & Wild Car Wash on Friday afternoon, treating fans and passersby to free car washes at Rancho Super Car Wash as well as a Recovery and Rehydration Lounge provided by Vita Coco. Inspired by the bubblegum aesthetic of early 2000s pop music videos and movies, Kim and her “Coconuts” arrived in a hot pink MINI Cooper with a group of Kim look-alikes in white bikinis, jean shorts, and blonde wigs.
Next up, Kim will headline NYC Pride’s Pride Island on June 26th at Governors Island. Tickets are on sale now
International pop sensation Kim Petras has become one of music’s most buzzed-about talents with more than 850 million global streams.  After releasing a string of critically acclaimed singles and projects, selling out headline tours of North America and Europe, and earning worldwide media praise as an independent artist, she signed with Republic Records/Amigo Records and will be releasing her debut full-length album, which features “Future Starts Now” and “Coconuts.” Last year, Kim performed on the MTV Video Music Awards and the MTV Europe Music Awards and made a huge splash at the Met Gala. Kim also recently released Slut Pop – a 7-song, sex-positive EP that was a surprise for her fans on Valentine’s Day and exists separately from her upcoming album.
Kim Petras immediately made a splash with her 2017 break-out single “I Don’t Want It At All” (a #1 hit on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart) and “Heart to Break” soon became her first Top 40 smash. Her 2019 project Clarity featured lead single “Icy.” Her Halloween-themed project TURN OFF THE LIGHT included standout tracks “There Will Be Blood” and “Close Your Eyes” and was followed by her 2020 summer hit “Malibu.” As Kim’s widespread acclaim has grown, she has made national TV appearances including Good Morning America andJimmy Kimmel Live! and has collaborated with the likes of Charli XCX, Kygo, Cheat Codes, Madison Beer, and K/DA. She was also personally selected by Ariana Grande to appear on the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack.
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