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Idris Elba Showcases His DJ Skills For The First Time At Coachella


Idris Elba was present at Coachella, not as a guest this time, but as a DJ!

The Luther actor, showcased his Deejaying skills at the music and arts festival for the first time Saturday, and in a sweet display of support, his 17-year-old daughter Isan and fiancée Sabrina Dhowe came along to cheer him on.

Idris Elba performing at Coachella | PEOPLE

During his set, the 46-year-old multi-talented artist spun records while wearing a large pair of sunglasses and an intricately patterned shirt, topping off the look with a bandana tied around his neck.

Though the actor sometimes performs under the name DJ Big Driis, he decided to perform under his own name at the Indio, California, festival.

Ahead of her father’s big moment, Isan, who shared that she’d skipped her prom to attend the festival, posted a sweet photo of herself posing with Elba and a friend, captioning the photo, “Coachella weekend… day 1!”

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Coachella weekend… day 1! 🤩🌴

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Speaking to PEOPLE about his Coachella dream, he said: “I’ve worked my whole life to play at Coachella. I made it at 46!” he said. “I nearly passed out when I found out.”

Elba started deejaying as a teenager and has played everywhere from Los Angeles to Ibiza, even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding reception.

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