INDIO (CNS) - The Coachella Music & Art Festival concludes today in Indio with Kanye West's Sunday Service as the featured attraction.
The 21-time Grammy-winning rapper is expected to lead the choir group The Samples alongside Tony Williams and Ant Clemons in a performance expected to have a connection to West's most recent album, “Yandhi.”
The performance is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the western campgrounds of the Eldorado Polo Club near Eldorado Lake, with doors opening at 6 a.m. It will be the first major set in the festival's history at the location.
Sunday Service will be streamed on YouTube.
West made a surprise appearance late Saturday night during Kid Cudi's set in the Sahara Tent and was spotted by fans earlier in the day walking the campgrounds and reviewing the concert venue.
Shuttle service will begin at 6 a.m. from the Renaissance Palm Springs, at 6:30 a.m. from the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa and 7 a.m. from the JW Marriott, La Quinta, Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Albertsons Palm Desert.
A spokesman for festival's promoter, Goldenvoice, told the Desert Sun there will be a yellow path from Avenue 49 to Monroe Street across Avenue 50 through a divide between the VIP area and Car Camping to the mountain where West is scheduled to sing.
Prohibited items at Sunday Service include audio recording devices, chairs, coolers, flashlights, selfie sticks, markers and video cameras.
Brunch will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a menu including plant-based breakfast burritos, fresh acai bowls, bagel dishes and chicken and waffles. There will be a Bloody Mary bar in the camping area.
Sunday's performers at the festival's main venue, the Empire Polo Club, include the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R., the rapper and flautist Lizzo, Khalid, Dillon Francis and Blood Orange.
Headliner Ariana Grande is expected to begin her set at 10:25 p.m.
Indio city officials said motorists should expect traffic delays on:
-- southbound Jefferson, Washington and Monroe streets from Interstate 10 to Avenue 52;
-- Avenue 48 between Jefferson and Jackson streets;
-- Highway 111 at Jefferson and Monroe streets; and
-- eastbound Interstate 10 exits at Jefferson, Monroe and Washington streets.
The following street closures are planned through Monday:
-- Avenue 49 between Hjorth and Monroe streets;
-- Avenue 50 between Madison and Jackson streets;
-- Hjorth Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 50; and
-- Madison Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 52
City officials recommend that north- and south-bound motorists use Washington, Jackson and Calhoun streets as well as Golf Center Parkway; while east-west travelers were advised to use Highway 111, Fred Waring Drive, Miles Avenue, Dr. Carreon Boulevard and Avenue 54.
When the festival ends early Monday, the departures on nearly 40,000 campers are expected to cause significant congestion Interstate 10, authorities warned.
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