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The secret Coachella set hosted by Diplo and Flume

music news 01/05/2019

While Kanye West's Sunday Service stole headlines during Coachella's second weekend, a low key event featuring Diplo and Flume during the first weekend dubbed the “Secular Sabbath” sounded like the place to be.

With a focus on calmness and creativity, the two-day event was held in Palm Springs, just far enough from the Coachella site for the artists to escape from the masses.

“Secular Sabbath was special,” Diplo told Rolling Stone, “and I got to chill out, which is kind of rare.”

“It’s kind of like the anti-festival.”

While Diplo performed at Coachella’s Sahara Tent on both weekends for an energetic set, his effort at Secular Sabbath - hosted at the Two Bunch Palms resort - was reportedly the complete opposite.

Punters rested on “makeshift mattresses” while Diplo “improvised ambient music by candlelight” from sunset to sunrise.

“It was a blast,” Diplo said. “I got to sit in a hot tub, I took a nap – there was great stuff going on all at the same time. And, I got to play some cool music and I loved it. It’s good to try new things.”