The Guardian festival blog: Coachella day three review: Ariana Grande on fire and Pusha T on an iceberg | Music

The gold, fluorescent green and animal print that defines Coachella’s wardrobe gives way to a sea of pink and lavender: Ariana Grande’s disciples have arrived. The queen of relatability closes out the weekend, but not before another typically rich and cosmopolitan array of global pop.

‘Blatant symbolism for cocaine’ ... rapper Pusha T at Coachella.

‘Blatant symbolism for cocaine’ … rapper Pusha T at Coachella. Photograph: Valérie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria’s Burna Boy opens up the main stage in the festival’s best outfit: a frayed, spliced, sapeurs-worthy Burberry suit. His 12-piece band strengthen and deepen his exuberant Afropop, which sometimes touches on a reggae pulse from the other side of the Atlantic. He warms the mood only for Pusha T to freeze it. The rapper appears atop an iceberg, flanked by dancing abominable snowmen and backed by footage of exploding powder, all of it extremely blatant symbolism for cocaine. Pusha is admirably on point, laying out his…


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