“Magical energy”: Layla Benitez takes us on a tour of Coachella
We go backstage with the New York-raised DJ at California’s annual event
Puerto Rican-British DJ and producer Layla Benitez has given us an exclusive look behind the scenes of her debut set at Coachella, California's most iconic glitter-clad festival taking place every spring. For the event’s 22nd edition, Coachella featured a stacked line-up of electronic acts including Caribou, Disclosure, Floating Points, Fred again.., Honey Dijon, and New York-raised producer, Layla Benitez.
Making her inaugural showcase at the event which takes place across two weekends in April, Benitez kicked off the first night with her debut set. After checking in at the Yuma tent on Saturday, Benitez made an appearance at Framework’s Art Of The Wild party alongside Damian Lazarus, Michael Bibi, Bedouin, and Dixon the following evening. The biggest after-hours party at Coachella took place in a private airport where revellers were invited to take a peek at the planes taking off and landing just a few hundred metres away.
Check out a photo diary documenting Layla Benitez’ sensational weekend at Coachella below.