Beyoncé takes the throne, Ekali sends it, David Byrne rewrites history & more: Here’s everything that happened at Coachella day 2
Ekali played to a packed Sahara tent in the middle of the afternoon
As if closing out the Do LaB tent wasn’t enough of an achievement, Ekali’s Sahara tent set was a testament to his massive growth and range as a producer. With over 20,000 in attendance, it’s for certain that Ekali’s destined for a monumental year, and to that, a congratulations is in order.
Was expecting maybe a couple thousand people at Coachella today.. we had over twenty thousand. Not going to get over this for awhile
— EKALI (@EkaliMusic) April 15, 2018
Party Favor delivers a star-studded set
Party Favor‘s set was filled with surprises. Dropping off a fervent performance with surprises from Tyga, Jamie Foxx, and Rich The Kid, Party Favor saw that things got a even hotter out on the polo fields.
Louis the Child brought out Joey Purp and debuted some new music
EDM’s fastest rising duo, Louis the Child, dropped their new original and confirmed a new remix of a new Khalid song.
Debuting a new remix and a new song with @MAXHellsKitchen today at Coachella.
7:30pm Sahara Tent
Live stream on YouTube 🤘🏼
— louis (@LouisTheChild) April 14, 2018
— louis (@LouisTheChild) April 15, 2018
MØ brought out Diplo and Charli XCX
Danish pop artist MØ graduated from her “Lean On” performance two years ago at Coachella with Major Lazer and blew the crowd away with her main stage sunset performance, where she even managed to bring out a few friends along the way. In addition to performing a solo rendition of the Justin Beiber featured “Cold Water,” MØ brought out Charli XCX for “Porsche,” and danced onstage with Diplo for their collaboration “Get It Right.”
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David Byrne rewrote history
Talking Heads’ frontman David Byrne took the stage with a performance of past and present classics in Stop making Sense fashion, even finishing on a cover of Janelle Monae’s “Hell You Talmbout,” listing names of black victims of police violence with an absolutely epic drum-heavy rendition.
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Beyoncé took the throne
Queen B delivered. As expected, Beyoncé’s headlining performance was nothing short iconic. Undoubtedly, it’ll go down as one of the greatest Coachella performances in history with Beyoncé standing as the first ever woman of color to headline the festival. “Ain’t that ’bout a bitch?” she quixotically squealed, when talking about the phenomena.
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Moving through her performance with poise, hair flowing, barely seeming to break a sweat, Beyoncé’s energy and the performance’s production proved she’s one of the greatest entertainers to ever grace the stage. The New York Times has even gone so far to call her bigger than Coachella in their latest editorial.
She opened with a performance of “Crazy In Love,” brought out her husband JAY-Z for one of their many collaborations “Déjà Vu,” had her sister Solange come out for “Get Me Bodied,” and then she did the unthinkable. She saved humanity. I mean—and then she reunited Destiny’s Child.
Although rumors of a Destiny’s Child reunion have been circulating for months, nothing comes close to the real thing. The trio performed “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name,” and “Soldier.”
“I was supposed to perform last year but I got pregnant, thank God,” Beyoncé said before closing her set with an a cappella rendition of her uplifting “Love On Top.” “I had time to dream with two beautiful souls in my belly and this is everything and more I had in my dream, so thank you for sharing this with me. I want to sing this last song to all my incredible, beautiful fans. Loyal fans. Ride or dies. I love y’all.”
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