Actor Idris Elba will make his Coachella debut when he performs a DJ set at the massive music festival in April. To some onlookers, seeing his name on the lineup alongside Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala was a head-scratching surprise, but the 46-year-old has been bumping the beats since his teenage years as DJ Big Driis in nightclubs even before he landed any TV or movie roles.
Coincidently, a day after the Coachella reveal, Netflix announced that Elba would star as a "struggling DJ" in a new comedy called Turn Up Charlie (pictured above). The series premieres a few weeks before he turns it up with trance music in the desert.
Though Elba is most known for his onscreen roles in Beasts of No Nation, the Thor films, Avengers: Infinity War and Star Trek: Beyond, he has been honing his DJ skills for more than three decades now.