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Heineken House brings the party and the dance floor – Press Enterprise

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Fat Joe performs at the Heineken House during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Saturday, April 20, 2024. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

The Heineken House made a name for itself at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and this year it really stepped up its game by hosting its own party with a big crowd on the dance floor.

The venue features unique guests over the two weekends of the festival with notable rappers and DJs such as T-Pain, Fat Joe and Bob Sinclar.

Before the sun went down, the space offered chill vibes and space on the dance floor to bust out whatever moves came to mind. In a nearby area where colorful cushions were stacked for seating, people relaxed and sought shade as they listened to DJ sets. Some even napped on the pillows while the music played. Others took advantage of the bar that was available and where there were no long lines.

Once the temperature dropped, Toronto’s Jaron Burnett was among the fans who conquered the long line that extended beyond the organized railing to help pack the small and intimate venue to watch Channel Tres and Fat Joe on Saturday.

Tres, a Compton native who played for Fat Joe, had the crowd dancing to Elicit’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and singing along to Frank Ocean’s “Pink + White.”

“I’ve been a fan of Tres for a few years and I love his mix of dance and hip-hop,” Burnett said. “But Joe is just very nostalgic for me. I remember him from my high school days.”

Burnett made the trip from Toronto with his girlfriend Tara Cole to attend his seventh festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

“He introduced me to Tres,” Cole said of her friend. “I’m a little younger, so Fat Joe is a little older for me, but we’re both just as excited to see him.”

Coachella is all about finding new music for Brian Ramos, but he couldn’t miss Fat Joe, the exclusive headliner of Weekend 2 at the Heineken House. T-Pain headlined the venue on April 13.

“I came looking for new artists,” Ramos said. “But when I saw Fat Joe’s name on the lineup board outside yesterday, I was so excited. I was hyped and felt like a little kid.”

Ramos was no stranger to Fat Joe’s music catalog, which started more than 30 years ago, as he could rattle off all his albums, such as “Don Cartagena” and “The Elephant in the Room.”

“I have been following him for a long time and know everything about him,” said an energetic Ramos before the show.” I don’t know if he’ll play all the songs I want him to play, but it’ll be good. I’m going all the way to the front. I hope to meet him.”

Joe performed some of his most notable songs including “Lean Back,” “What’s Luv?” and “All the way UP.”

Sinclar, a French DJ, was the Friday headliner both weekends.

He had a number of people in the crowd letting loose and moving around the dance floor and lawn with his set list which included some of his own songs ‘World Hold On’, ‘Rock This Party’ and ‘Feel The Vibe’.

Rapper Lupe Fiasco returns to the stage as headliner on Sunday at 7:15 PM

Richard Guzman contributed to this report.