Although Coachella ended up ended up freeing itself from the pinnacle of surprises this year, namely whether headliner now retired Kanye West was going to open his Sunday performance slot by smashing a watermelon with ‘PETE DAVIDSON’ scribbled on it in Sharpie, at the Gallagher – the music festival possesses managed to knock out a few big shocks so far this year. Shania Twain and Justin Bieber both took part in the first weekend of the festival (accompanying Harry Styles and Daniel Caesar, respectively)delightful I Heart Huckabees and Zoolander 2 fans alike. And this weekend’s return engagement turns out to be just as full of surprises, with big stars Kendrick Lamar and Lizzo the two show up(especially) without notice, to give fans pleasant shocks.
Lamar – is currently preparing to release his New album, Mr. Morale and the Big Steppersafter a multi-year hiatus from album play—showed up during all by his cousin and frequent collaborator Baby Keem, accompanied by digital walls of fire and an explosive crowd reaction. The duo ended up taking on Baby Keem’s “Vent” and their Grammy-winning team, “Family Ties.”
Lizzo, meanwhile, showed up to help her old friend Styles, providing audiences with an interpretation of both One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful” and Gloria Gaynor’s classic “I will Survive.” Would it surprise you to learn that it’s a lot of fun to watch Lizzo and Harry Styles dating a disco touchstone? This is very fun.
Of course, we’re only a third into Coachella’s second weekend so far, so god only knows what other secret performances are on the way. Billie Eilish is the headliner of tonight’s show series…so be on the lookout, rabid Finneas fans!—while Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd will wrap up the entire festival for the year tomorrow night.