A Nanaimo DJ took the stage at one of the biggest music festivals in the world.
Caroline Cecil, who stars as Whipped Cream, will perform at Coachella, a two-weekend music and arts festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16-23, performing on the same days as Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and others.
“It was definitely on my dream board when I started,” Cecil said, speaking to the News Bulletin from California.
She was actually scheduled to perform at Coachella two years ago before the pandemic postponed that opportunity. Now the live music is back, the organizers have honored their commitment and Cecil will be playing the festival’s Sahara tent. She acknowledged that she will be one of the first cast members and doesn’t know what the turnout will be like to hear it.
“But nonetheless, I’m super grateful and I know there’s still going to be years to come and I’m super excited for this debut — my Coachella debut,” she said.
In fact, she’s been to the festival before and said she loves it, and how it brings together so many different genres of music.
“Usually when I go to a festival like this, most of the time I just focus on my show, but this time I will definitely take it into account and I will definitely go every day,” said Cecile.
Although she had to wait longer than expected to hit the stage at the festival, she said it seemed like the right time, as she is even more excited about the music she can share with the audience this time around. . She’s been busy making music during the pandemic and said retreats to Airbnbs in Nanoose Bay and Qualicum Beach allowed her to connect with nature and with herself “and it was the most most creative of my life”.
She said her style of music hasn’t changed, but she feels able to express it the way she’s always wanted.
“How do I explain it?” I now have an almost finished product. I was able to create my story, with all this free time, to start realizing the real vision that I’ve been clinging to since I started,” she said.
Cecil recently performed at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and said it was “the best feeling” to reconnect with the crowd. People appreciate that live shows recur and Cecil said the performers could feel that from the stage.
“I feel like I’m not even the only one performing when I’m in a crowd. I feed off other people’s energy to create a different type of energy. It’s an energy that transfers “, she says.
WHAT’S THIS… Shortly after performing at Coachella, Whipped Cream plans to release new music later this month. To listen to his music, including his most recent singles Cry, Hold Up and Light of Mine, search Whipped Cream on http://spotify.com.
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