“From now on, this is Prince’s House,” read a projected message before LCD Soundsystem performed Prince’s 1981 song “Controversy.” Elsewhere, Goulding took on “When Doves Cry,” and Stevens teamed up with Gallant to perform “Purple Rain.” Gallant covered “Diamonds and Pearls” earlier during his own set, while other Prince tributes were performed by Jack Ü, Mavis Staples, Joey Bada$$, and HÆLOS.
See some of the performances below.
Before taking the stage, Gallant responded to a fan inquiry about the possibility of a tribute performance. “There is absolutely nothing that an amateur like me could EVER do that would even come close to tribute enough,” he wrote.
Prince, who passed away at the age of 57 on Thursday, performed at Coachella back in 2008 where he covered Radiohead’s “Creep.” According to Variety, the performance was screened on the main stage’s screen before LCD Soundsystem’s set.
Beyond Coachella, Mariah Carey, Stephen Colbert, Spike Lee, and the cast of The Color Purple are among the entertainers who continue to honor Prince. AMC Theaters and Carmike Cinemas also announced the return of Purple Rain to theaters at select locations.