Coachella 2016: Kesha to make appearance
Kesha is heading to the desert. The singer will attend this year’s Coachella Festival, a source tells EW, marking her first high-profile public appearance since her February court appearance.
“She’ll be there,” says the source.
While it’s unclear whether Kesha will perform at Coachella, the pop star is lining up other performances, including at Nashville’s Dylan Fest, a two-day event celebrating Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday.
Kesha is in the midst of an ongoing legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke that prevents her from recording new music outside of her Kemosabe Records and Sony Music contract. She was denied a preliminary injunction in February after requesting to be let out of her contract on the grounds that Dr. Luke abused her sexually, emotionally, and mentally. (Dr. Luke and his lawyer have denied all allegations of abuse.)
Last week, a New York court dismissed Kesha’s counterclaims that Dr. Luke’s alleged sexual assault should be considered a hate crime. “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime,” a portion of the ruling reads.
After the February injunction ruling, many stars used the hashtag #FreeKesha to post their support, including Halsey, Zedd, and Grimes, who are all playing at Coachella. The festival begins Friday. Weekend 2 takes place from April 22 to 24.