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All the surprise guest appearances at Coachella 2024, from Billie Eilish to Will Smith

Eammon Jacobs   

All the surprise guest appearances at Coachella 2024, from Billie Eilish to Will Smith
  • Coachella's 2024 lineup features huge acts including Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat, and Sabrina Carpenter.
  • Some of the acts brought out guest performers during their sets.

It's April and that means one thing: music fans and A-listers are flocking to the Colorado Desert for Coachella.

This weekend was the first of three, with a lineup including Lana Del Rey, No Doubt, and Sabrina Carpenter. In the crowd were stars from Barry Keoghan and Megan Fox to Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, while Jeff Bezos was seen waiting to see Del Rey with his fiancé, Lauren Sánchez.

It's easy to see why it's a huge event on the cultural calendar, and things have changed a lot since 25,000 watched Rage Against the Machine in the desert at the first Coachella in 1999. But there's chatter that it's losing its shine, as it shifted tickets at a slower rate than it had done in a decade this year, The Guardian reported.

Those who did make it to the desert were treated to a string of surprise performances, from acts including Billie Eilish and Shakira.

Billie Eilish sang Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games.'

Billie Eilish joined Del Rey during her set, where she performed her own song, "Ocean Eyes," before the pair sang "Video Games" on a balcony together.

Will Smith performed 'Men in Black' during J. Balvin's set, wearing a very appropriate suit.

The actor and rapper also wore black shades, just like his character in the 1997 sci-fi comedy. He was even joined by alien dancers.

Olivia Rodrigo performed with No Doubt.

No Doubt reunited on Saturday at Coachella, where they were joined by Olivia Rodrigo for their 2000 track, "Bathwater." Rodrigo previously told Vogue that No Doubt was a huge musical inspiration to her when growing up.

Shakira performed her song with Bizarrap during his set.

During Bizarrap's set, Shakira came out to perform their new song "La Fuerte," before moving on to "Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53." The "Hips Don't Lie" singer also announced her upcoming tour, called the Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour.

Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky, and Charlie Wilson joined Tyler the Creator.

Tyler the Creator's creative set started with him descending onto the stage on a wire while dressed as a park ranger, and he kept audiences on their toes by bringing out A$AP Rocky, Charlie Wilson, and Childish Gambino.

Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, performed "Running Out of Time" from Tyler's 2019 album, "Igor."

'The L Word' cast introduced Reneé Rapp.

Reneé Rapp was one of the biggest names on the bill this year, and she was introduced by the cast of "The L Word," the groundbreaking '00s show about a group of lesbian and bisexual women living in LA.

Stars Leisha Hailey, Jennifer Beals,Katherine Moennig, and the show's creator, Ilene Chaiken all welcomed Rapp to the stage on Sunday.

Kesha also joined Rapp during her set

Rapp then brought out Kesha, and the pair performed Kesha's 2010 hit, "TiK ToK," together.

Peso Pluma surprised the audience with Becky G.

Becky G brought Peso Pluma out during her Coachella set in 2023, and he repaid the favor this year by inviting her to join him during his performance on Friday, where they sang "Chanel."

Paris Hilton played games with Vampire Weekend

Paris Hilton played a game of cornhole with Vampire Weekend in the middle of their set on Saturday. She joked that she hadn't played it since she was on the 2004 E! reality TV show "The Simple Life" with Nicole Richie.

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