Beyoncé turned Coachella upside down on Saturday night as she took the stage in Indio, California. The singer and mother of three electrified the crowd with massive hits like "Sorry," "Freedom," "Drunk in Love" and "***Flawless," plus some older classics like "Crazy in Love." Clad in costumes by Balmain and accompanied by a New Orleans-style brass marching band, Bey filled the stage with black backup singers, dancers, and band members, and paid homage to HBCUs with her university-themed set and pledge-rushing choreography. In an especially poignant moment, the superstar launched into the Negro National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" before transitioning into the #BlackGirlMagic anthem "Formation."
Beyoncé was originally scheduled to headline the annual music festival in 2017, but had to postpone the gig because she was pregnant with twins Sir and Rumi Carter. This time around, she made sure to show her maternal side while getting fans riled up for the event; on Saturday morning, Beyoncé posted a rare message to her Facebook page, telling her devoted BeyHive to "please be safe and stay hydrated" ahead of her set. "We need your energy!" she said, adding, "Mark your spot, charge your phones, grab your drinks." A considerate queen.
Watch her incredible performance above now (part two is below!).