Attendees of the second weekend of Coachella got a big surprise when the French electro-pop duo Daft Punk came on stage during Arcade Fire’s set, but was the Daft Punk Coachella performance fake?
Arcade Fire had a headlining spot for the festival this weekend and during their set Sunday night, the band had a surprise for the crowd.
Front man Win Butler announced that they had some special guests and out came two men in all white robot suits who began playing a slowed-down version of Daft Punk’s hit single Get Lucky.
Fans were ecstatic and have been Tweeting about it heavily since.
“At the Disclosure set, just saw massive amounts ppl run to Arcade Fire set as Daft Punk sang lil bit of Get Lucky. Holy moly coachella,” read one such Tweet.
However, the men in the suits may not have been Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the men behind the masks in Daft Punk.
According to Radio.com, the people in the suits were not Daft Punk but actually just a couple of random people playing a prank. Butler supposedly said that “Daft Punk” would be joining the band on stage, but attendees claim that what he actually said was “Paft Dunk.”
Nobody on either side has come out to confirm or deny what actually happened.
Butler did, however, criticize many of the electronic artists that were performing at the festival during the first weekend of Coachella.
Beck also did come out with Arcade Fire to play a cover of Prince’s Controversy to the delight of the audience.
Be sure to check out the video below of the alleged Daft Punk performance from Coachella.
Was Daft Punk Coachella Performance Fake?
YouTube video courtesy of Kevin Ryder