As Diplo’s hourlong set on the cosmicMEADOW stage came to a booming close, the DJ and producer brought out Lil Nas X to perform his hit tracks amid a fireworks and pyrotechnics display. Dressed in a Metallica cutoff midriff T-shirt and a knee-length kilt, the 22-year-old rapper hyped up the EDC crowd while singing along to his chart-toppers “Industry Baby,” “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” and “Old Town Road.” For the latter song, Lil Nas fittingly threw on a black cowboy hat.
This isn’t the first time Diplo and Lil Nas X have appeared onstage together at a music festival. In 2019, Diplo closed out Stagecoach in Indio, California, by unveiling a remix of “Old Town Road” featuring the rapper himself. Country star Billy Ray Cyrus, who appears on the song, also made a surprise cameo during the set. Of course, both Diplo and Cyrus were both featured in the cowboy-themed music video for “Old Town Road.”