Compton’s Kendrick Lamar made two surprise guest appearances at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Friday, performing “Yeah Right” with Vince Staples and “All the Stars” with SZA.
Beyonce will headline Saturday’s second day at the festival in Indio, one year after she was originally slated to perform there, but had to bow out after announcing she was pregnant with twins.
“Queen B” is scheduled to make her Coachella debut just after 11 p.m. on the Coachella main stage at the Empire Polo Grounds, which will also showcase the sister trio of HAIM, rapper Tyler the Creator, and electro duo Chromeo.
Beyonce — who was replaced last year at the last minute by Lady Gaga –will be the first black woman to headline Coachella since the festival’s inception in 1999. Various media outlets have suggested that her set will include a reunion of Destiny’s Child. If so, it would be the first time the rhythm and blues trio has performed together since the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Nigerian singer Wizkid, who was slated to perform at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, was “unable to make it into the country” and his set canceled, the festival announced in a Twitter post, though he will remain on the bill for next weekend.
Tens of thousands of fans are expected to attend the festival this weekend. Those who are unable to make it in person can still view select acts during Weekend One on Coachella’s livestream at www.youtube.com/user/coachella. Users can view the performances on four different feeds, including a virtual reality feed covering the Main Stage, Sahara Tent and festival grounds.
The festival kicked off Friday with the Weeknd headlining.