Founded in 1999, The Coachella Music and Arts Festival is one of the largest outdoor music events in the country, brining artists from all genres to the stage. Not able to book a flight and take a quick road trip to Cali for this year’s festival? No worries, we got you covered with all the OMG moments that went down this weekend.
For those who were unable to attend this dynamic music event in person, Coachella and YouTube teamed up to allow fans from all over the globe to stream the festival live online.
R&B Singer SZA kicked off Coachella on night one and delivered a stellar performance, singing her hit records “Love Galore” and “Supermodel” from her Grammy nominated album, CTRL. She even brought out special guests Kendrick Lamar and Trippie Redd.
Also performing on opening night was R&B Crooner The Weeknd who gave an emotional performance of “Call Out My Name” and “Privilege.”
After announcing her pregnancy on “SNL” last week, Bronx rapper Cardi B hit the Coachella stage rocking her TLC-inspired ensemble and ponytails. The “Be Careful” rapper didn’t let her baby bump stop her from performing a stellar set and twerking! She brought out Chance the Rapper, 21 Savage, Kehlani, G-Eazy and YG to perform some of her biggest hits.
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Speaking of baby bumps, last year Queen Bey was scheduled to perform at Coachella, but she had to postpone her performance due to her pregnancy announcement. However, she promised the Beyhive that she would make up for it, and boy did she do that!
Beyoncé headlined the festival on Saturday and to get us ready for an amazing performance, she shared a special message to her fans on Facebook, saying, “I am so excited to see the BeyHive tonight at Coachella. We have been working hard and have a special show planned for you so please be safe an stay hydrated we need you energy!”
With a message like that from Bey, we already knew the show was going to be lit. Beyoncé opened her two hour Coachella set paying homage to Queen Nefertiti in a custom Balmain ensemble. Her set then transitioned to a good ole southern HBCU homecoming with a drum line, full band, steppers and dancers. She even created her own sorority (Beyoncé Delta Kappa) and serenaded the crowd with the unofficial African American National Anthem, “Life Every Voice and Sing.”
Later in the show, Beyoncé was joined by Jay-Z as they performed “Deja Vu.” Then, the moment we’ve been waiting for happened—Destiny’s Child Reunited. Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle haven’t been on stage together since Bey headlined the halftime Super Bowl show in 2013. The ladies brought the crowd back singing their classics,“Say My Name,” Lose My Breath” and “Soldier.”
And if that wasn’t enough, Beyonce brought Solange out to dance to “Get Me Bodied.”
Watch the full performance below or stream it on Tidal:
It’s safe to say that Beyoncé slayed our ENTIRE lives with her amazing performance. She also made history being the first black woman to headline Coachella. In the words of Bey, “Ain’t that ‘bout a bitch?”
If you missed all the action, Beyonce will return to the Coachella stage this Saturday for round two.
Written By: Tiffany Hercules