Idris Elba will be playing Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival in California in his gig as DJ Big Driis. The actor says he will ‘rock’ Coachella during his DJ set at the festival in April.
The “Luther” star had been DJing for years, even though it seems lots of people are just now discovering that.
Elba frequently shares his DJing activities over on his social media.
The Luther actor, also known as DJ Big Driis spoke to E! News’ Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards on 6 January and says he can’t wait to perform.
“I mean it’s a lifetime ambition, you know to play Coachella for any DJ, for any artist so I am going in.”
Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala were announced as some of the headliners for the six-day event.
In 2015 he released the album “Murdah Loves John (The John Luther Character Album)” and the musician/rapper also has several EPs under his belt.
Last year he told Dancing Astronaut he plans on devoting more time to his music, including a new album.
“It’s ironic that I’ve definitely reached a pinnacle in my acting space, which is amazing, but it means that I can’t really take time out to concentrate on music,” Elba said.
“But next year, the whole of the spring through April, is dedicated to touring and putting out this Hiatus album alongside a string of tours.”
Elba was selected as People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2018.