Beyonce during her 2018 Coachella Festival performance. Photo: Supplied
One year after skipping Coachella due to her pregnancy with her twins, Beyoncé returned to the music festival with a memorable performance, which started with a drum line and the songstress introducing herself as a modern-day Nefertiti in beautiful, custom-made Balmain attire. That intro made it clear that our souls were about to be snatched at #Beychella.


We cannot deny that Beyoncé blessed the Coachella stage. She told the crowd: “Thank you Coachella for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline. Ain’t that ‘bout a b**ch?”

The two-hour performance included a surprise appearance from Jay-Z, a Solange dance-off, a Destiny’s Child reunion, Black-American college theme, the return of Les Twins, male dancers and several other elements that made the production spectacular.

Beyoncé’s Coachella performance wasn’t just a great performance, it was an important historic cultural moment. Her 26-song set featured her best material from a staggering back catalogue.

She opened up with 2003 hit single Crazy in Love, then transitioned into Freedom, Formation and Sorry from her 2016 visual album Lemonade.

During Sorry, she mixed in verses from Me, Myself and I and Kitty Kat. The trio performed fan favourites Lose My Breath, Say My Name and Soldier. The group wore matching camouflage attires reminiscent of the Survivor video.

Beyoncé also brought her sister, Solange, on stage. The two danced to Get Me Bodied. This isn’t the first time the sisters have been on stage together at Coachella. Well, Beychella now! 


Jay Z joined Beyoncé on stage. The power couple brought back to stage their 2006 single Déjà Vu. The two are preparing to go on a world tour.

Beyoncé performs again on Sunday.