Coachella Weekend 2 Best Moments: Harry Styles, Lizzo Unite
Retro jams and powerful duets set the tone for weekend two of this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, with surprise appearances from Lizzo, Hayley Williams and Kendrick Lamar.
On Friday, headliner Styles and Lizzo joined forces for some disco-boyband fun. And rapper Baby Keem sent hip-hop fans into a frenzy by bringing in his cousin Lamar for a live performance of their Grammy-winning collab.
Headliner Billie Eilish sprinkled some pop-punk magic into her set with a little help from the Paramore singer Williams on Saturday. Here’s a look at the best Coachella Weekend 2 moments so far.
Lizzo One Direction styles and chain
Pop peers and besties Styles and Lizzo traveled down memory lane to a fabulous duo of Gloria Gaynor’s disco classic “I Will Survive”, followed by a nostalgic interpretation of the One Direction anthem “What Makes You Beautiful”.
(Former One Direction Heartthrob Styles has repeatedly returned to his live-action boy band roots despite launching a hugely successful solo career five years ago.)
Draped in vibrant feather coats, the two hitmakers smiled, danced and harmonized, much to the delight of the lively audience. The musicians previously reunited on stage for a dynamic performance of Lizzo’s hit “Juice” after Styles’ cover of the track went viral in 2019.
“Last night was amazing,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram on Saturday.
“[Styles] is a treasure, a gift from the gods to rock n roll, the light that comes from him is real and infinite.. he makes it easy to be on stage in front of hundreds and thousands, because he is a friend. His team is amazing – and baby the Gucci coats….?!?? Thank you H, as you said “see you next time”.
Lamar and Keem are cousin goals
It’s only fitting that Lamar would step out to perform his verse to Keem’s “Family Ties,” which won the Grammy for rap performance earlier this month.
” Oh shit ! Keem exclaimed as Lamar makes its grand entrance and cheers erupted from the crowd. Feeding off each other’s thundering bass and energy, the cousins bounced and rapped in unison as neon pyrotechnics lit up the stage.
Lamar also contributed to Keem’s performance of “Wind” from the latter’s 2021 album “The Melodic Blue”. The Pulitzer Prize-winning artist’s Coachella cameo came days after he announced that his long-awaited new album, “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” is set to arrive May 13.
Coachella marks Lamar’s second major concert in California this year after the hip-hop superstar teamed up with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre for the Super’s halftime show. Bowl 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
Eilish and Williams go to Paramore
Eilish and Williams fired him in the early 2000s for an acoustic duo from Paramore’s pop-punk anthem “Misery Business”.
It should be noted that Paramore made a conscious decision in 2018 to stop playing “Misery Business” for “a very long time” after some judged the song about two women competing for the same anti-feminist guy.
“Wow…my first Coachella,” Williams said after kissing Eilish onstage. “Thank you for sharing this with me. It’s sick!
Williams later came back on stage during the climactic second half of Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” single.