Surprise Destiny’s Child reunion as Beyoncé headlines Coachella
Published: 16 April 2018 Image credit: Twitter
Beyoncé has made history twice, headlining a two-hour nonstop show at the US music festival Coachella in front of more than 100,000 fans.
As the first black woman to headline to annual festival, Beyoncé did not disappoint fans with a performance that included 100 back up dancers, a full marching band and several costume changes.
"Coachella, thanks for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline," she told the crowd before breaking into her feminist anthem ‘Run the World (Girls)’.
She also belted out ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’, a song considered an unofficial African American National anthem by many.
Image credit: AP Media Beyoncé’s husbandJay-Z joined her on stage.
Beyoncé got her start in girl band Destiny’s Child, and excited fans have been eagerly awaiting a reunion for years.
Just as devoted fans thought Beyoncé was done, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams – the two other members of Destiny’s Child – rose from the stage while elements of ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by activist and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s played.
The trio were dressed in military inspired wear and sung a medley of their hits starting with ‘Say My Name’, ‘Soldier’ and ‘Lose My Breath,’ sending the crowd wild.
It was the highest profile reunion since the band performed together during Beyoncé’s Super Bowl headlining show in 2013, with Beyoncé thanking her “sisters” for joining her.
Beyoncé’s sister Solange also joined the stage for a dance off to ‘Get Me Bodied,’ and Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z joined her for ‘Déjà vu’.
Coachella takes place over two weeks and with one more show to go, there is no telling what Beyoncé has in store for her second performance.