Photos, Videos: Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige And More Surprise Acts At Coachella
Now that the dust has settled over Indio for weekend one of Coachella, we can take a look back at the surprise acts that closed out the desert music fest on Sunday. It was definitely a star-studded affair and we're not sure if weekend two (which takes place from April 18 to 20) will get the same treatment or have other surprises.
LAist covered some of the most explosive surprise acts for day one and two, showing that it's really Queen Bey's world and we're just living in it. Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z graced the Coachella stages with their presence for Solange and Nas, respectively. While Pharrell (of course, donning his mountie hat) also threw down one of the most memorable performances with Gwen Stefani, Diddy, Busta Rhymes and Nelly in tow. (Check out some of the clips here.)
But as the sun was setting on the festival on Sunday, we got a bevy of more unannounced guests to rock out in the desert. And one of the most surprising ones was Justin Bieber sporting a black bandana next to overall-wearing Chance the Rapper. They performed "Confident" together, a Bieber track that Chance the Rapper is featured on. The Biebs posted this video of his performance on Instagram:
And in the later part of the evening, Arcade Fire brought down the house with some nostalgic love with Blondie's Debbie Harry on stage performing her "Heart of Glass" and the band's "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)." The best way to end the night? How about Arcade Fire marching through the audience and performing "Wake Up" with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band?
Electronic garage house brothers Disclosure didn't disappoint with the surprise guests either. They brought out AlunaGeorge for "White Noise" and Sam Smith for "Latch." But most delightful was that Mary J. Blige lit up the stage with Disclosure's remix of "F For You."
While Jhené Aiko (who seems to be pretty damn popular with the celebs) was out in the Gobi tent, she was visited by Drake for their "From Time" duet and then by Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover from Community) for their "Bed Peace" collaboration.
And we can't forget how Slash (remember Guns N Roses?) gave a full rock-out performance with Brit band Motörhead's performance with "Ace of Spades."