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In 2020, Leningrad will become the first Russian-language band to play at Coachella

Source: Meduza
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Leningrad, a legendary Russian rock band founded in 1997, has appeared in the music festival Coachella’s 2020 lineup.

Leningrad (or Ленинград, as the festival named it) is scheduled to perform in the third weekend of the festival (April 12 – 19) alongside Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, Fatboy Slim, and others.

Sergey Shnurov (or Shnur), Leningrad’s bandleader, said in October on a national talk show that he had “received an offer to perform at the Coachella festival.” Shnurov emphasized at the time that no Russophone artist had every performed at the festival before, adding, “Guess we’ll have to go.”

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