French rap duo PNL were unable to perform at Coachella this weekend after Ademo, a member of the group, was denied a visa. The duo have yet to perform in the United States and the festival would have marked their first chance to showcase their work to American audiences.
Check out their full statement below in French and English.
"It will be unfortunately impossible [for] this first weekend. After several months of administrative steps, one of the two of us still hasn't been allowed to return to the United States for reasons that you can imagine. The other is already on the scene and trying to get things done hoping to have some good news from here the next weekend. We'll keep you up to date, thank you to those who that are moved to California to bring us strength, we think about you!"
They're currently aiming for Weekend 2 of the festival, and are remaining cautiously optimistic about their chances.