Work hard, play harder: That seems to be the deal for many major talents at Coachella, especially Rihanna, Shania Twain and others who aren’t necessarily hitting one of Indio’s stages but came to support their favorite acts and party anyway.
From Justin Bieber‘s affection for Greta Van Fleet and “Yodel Boy” to Minaj‘s Shania Twain-starring backstage pics, here’s a brief rundown of how the celeb set is spending their weekend at the desert festival.
Keep checking out what your favorite stars are up to throughout the weekend, and take a look at photos from the first day of Coachella 2018 here.
The pop star isn’t on the Coachella lineup this year, but that didn’t stop him from booking it to Indio to catch the first day of action. He posed for a pic with Mason Ramsey — the “Yodel Boy” whose now-viral vocal acrobatics launched him from his local Walmart to national fame — shortly after watching the young sensation perform. He also hung out with “fav” rock act Greta Van Fleet. If Bieber was this pumped this early into the weekend to see some music and chill, it’s safe to assume he’ll continue to live his best life throughout the weekend.
The rapper was the centerpiece of one of the most celeb-packed pics to be posted this weekend yet, thanks to cameos from Shania Twain, Quavo, French Montana, The Weeknd, Timothee Chalamet of Call Me By Your Name and more. (Twain shared the pic, too, and threw in a kissy-faced emoji for good measure.)
Rihanna hit the desert channeling the mod glam of the ’60s in a powder blue ensemble complete with a Supremes-worthy bob and a pastel eyeshadow that’s gotta be Fenty Beauty.
— Destiny’s Child (@destinyschild) April 15, 2018
As part of Beyoncé’s two-hour, historic Coachella headlining set — she was the first black woman to headline the fest — the superstar brought a reunited Destiny’s Child to the stage. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined her for some of the group’s classics, and the Destiny’s Child Twitter account marked the occasion with this iconic photo from the night.
Bey’s sister bowed down to the Coachella star of 2018, admitting that “my wig slid back 7 inches from your excellence” in a throwback clip of the two — and demanding a geo tag for #beychella when she posted the above video from this year’s show. Solange danced with her big sis on stage and loved every minute of it.
What a night. We opened for Beyonce!! Huuuuuuge thank you to Paul Thomas Anderson for directing our dream show ! pic.twitter.com/iMQFVhP5T2
— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) April 15, 2018
Opening for Beyoncé’s headlining set was a dream come true for sister act Haim. “What a night,” they captioned a series of Coachella pics. “we brought Ventura blvd to the desert,” they added in clip showing off some of visuals from their live show.
Lil Wayne, Diplo and Post Malone
The rapper and super producer showed up backstage to support the “rockstar” before his Friday (April 13) set. Two out of three coordinated hand gestures ain’t bad!
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jack Antonoff surprised his crowd by bringing pal and collaborator Carly Rae Jepsen out during his Bleachers set, and the “Call Me Maybe” singer was clearly thrilled to belt out her “new fave tune,” “Alfie’s Song.”
Ora was all smiles on- and off-stage, as Kygo tapped her to sing Selena Gomez’s verses on their smash collaboration, “It Ain’t Me,” for the thousands-strong mainstage crowd.
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) April 14, 2018
The singer posted a few selfies before heading off to the festival to see Marian Hill do her thing on Saturday (April 14).
Halsey and G-Eazy
The “Him & I” couple were spotted holding hands and dancing across the festival grounds at various points on Friday. G-Eazy posted a couple of adorable photos of the two enjoying the music on his Instagram story, and shouted out Kyle during his performance as well.
Quavo and Diddy
A Coachella party became “H U N C H O C O M B S C H E L L A” in the moment this hip-hop pair got together for a photo opp, featuring an unforgettable statement coat. (Diddy was sure to post another photo on Instagram to show off the detail on the back.)
Steve Aoki and Alan Walker
Aoki and Walker treated Coachella as the birthing ground of a new collaboration. During Walker’s live set, they debuted a new track, which you can catch of preview of here.
hey guys! check out my ass!! pic.twitter.com/YHTAovbvDy
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) April 13, 2018
After basking in the glow of SZA’s set and getting her tan on in this leopard number, Charli partied in VIP at Coachella and earned herself a proper hangover. The “Boys” singer isn’t on the lineup this year, but did perform at Lucky Brand’s Desert Jam at the Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs on April 14.
Uchis wowed for her Coachella debut, and she’s eager to get back onstage in all her gold-wrapped glory for the second weekend of the fest.