Coachella Boasts Star-Studded Cameos In Weekend One
April 14, 2014

In addition to kicking off the OutKast reunion tour, the first weekend of the Coachella festival in Indio, CA gave fans plenty to talk about. The weekend was full of surprise cameo appearances, including one from Beyoncé, who showed up during her sister Solange's set to join her on the song "Losing You." Nas performed his 1994 album Illmatic in its entirety, and his set boasted a cameo from former rival Jay Z, who rapped on "Dead Presidents" and "Where I'm From." Diddy also dropped in on Nas to perform their collaboration "Hate Me Now." Even Justin Bieber was on hand to hit the stage with Chance The Rapper for their collaboration, "Confident." 

Rap fans got even more of a treat when singer Jhenę Aiko summoned Childish Gambino for an assist on "Bed Peace," and then Drake showed up for a duet on their Nothing Was the Same track "From Time." Pharrell Williams brought out a parade of his famous friends to play the many hits which Pharrell has produced. Nelly dropped in for "Hot in Herre," Busta Rhymes and Diddy teamed up for "Pass the Courvoisier Pt. II," Gwen Stefani was there to sing "Hollaback Girl," and Snoop Dogg was on hand to "Drop it Like it's Hot." Tyler, the Creator and Diplo also made cameos during Pharrell's set.

On the other side of the musical coin, Arcade Fire closed out the first weekend of Coachella with a little help from Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, who joined the Canadian band to sing the 1978 Blondie hit "Heart of Glass." Harry also added occasional vocal harmonies to The Suburbs track "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)." Motorhead offered the heaviest set of the weekend, and it featured a guest appearance by Slash on a rendition of "Ace of Spades."

Other festival highlights came from Lorde, who played her Coachella debut, and Beck, who played a triumphant set with his 1999-era band that included classic hits like "Devil's Haircut" and "Loser," along with his mellower, more recent material. And of course, OutKast reunited for the first time in seven years, emerging onto the stage from a giant cube and
opening with the frenetic track "B.O.B." Big Boi and Andre 3000 also invited guests like Janelle Monae, Future and Sleepy Brown to help them through their set of hits, including "Rosa Parks," "Gasoline Dreams," "Aquemini," and "ATLiens."

As for weekend two of Coachella (April 18-20), AXS TV will broadcast 20 hours of live coverage, including select performance footage and artist interviews.




 
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