10 surprising celebrity performances at Coachella 2024

The best part of Coachella isn't even in the lineup. Throughout the festival from April 12th to 14th, surprise performances by celebrities continued to emerge.

Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat and Tyler, the Creator headline the 2024 event, with notable performers including Ice Spice, J Balvin, Lil Uzi Vert, Sabrina Carpenter, Renée Rapp, Victoria Monet and No Doubt reunion. Many pulled out all the stops and prepared surprises, with artists including Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Justin Bieber coming to perform.

While she didn't take the stage, even Taylor Swift got in on the fun, cheering on her friend Ice Spice in the audience and her collaborator Jake backstage · Supporting performances by Jack Antonoff and Bleachers. (Sadly, Coachella queen Vanessa Hudgens wasn't in attendance this year, possibly because she's pregnant.)

In case you missed it, read on for the 10 most surprising celebrity guest performances at Coachella 2024.

billie eilish

Billie Eilish will perform at Coachella on Saturday, April 13, 2024 . Christina House/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

Coachella kicked off with a bang when Billie Eilish made a cameo appearance at Lana Del Rey's headlining show on Friday night surprise. The two collaborated on their first single together in a sweet gesture, starting with Eilish's 2017 breakout song "Ocean Eyes" and then moving into Del Rey's 2011 debut single "Video Games," where the two sang on each other's They all sound right at home in the song.

Eilish made another appearance the next day with a surprise DJ set at the festival's DoLab, where she previewed new songs from her upcoming album , Hit Me Hard and Soft .


Shakira performed with Bizarrap at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California on April 12, 2024 . VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Across the polo grounds, Shakira joined Argentinian DJ Bizarrap on the Sahara stage to perform two of their collaborations. She also took the opportunity to announce that she will start a world tour in November.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton attends Neon Carnival during the Coachella music festival in Hot Springs, California on April 14, 2024. Gilbert Flores/WWD/Getty Images

Vampire Weekend has become a surprise addition to the Coachella lineup, but the band themselves are also getting a very unexpected guest. During Saturday afternoon's show, Paris Hilton took to the stage to play cornhole. (for real). It's a funny moment, but "Stars Are Blind" deserves a performance.

olivia rodrigo

Gwen Stefani and Olivia Rodrigo of No Doubt at the 2024 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California on April 13, 2024 Performance. John Shearer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Olivia Rodrigo is just a girl. To celebrate their first show in nine years, No Doubt tapped Gwen Stefani to invite Rodrigo to perform their 2000 hit "Bathwater." It's a full-circle moment for Rodrigo, who listed "Bathwater" as one of her 18 favorite songs for her 18th birthday in 2021 and praised Stefani's "honest" songwriting.

childish gambino

Donald Glover attends the Tyler the Creator LV men's wear conference in Beverly Hills, California on March 21, 2024. Greg Deguire/WWD/Getty Images

After Donald Glover backed a collaboration with Louis Vuitton to launch Tyler, the Creator collection, he brought his own musical figure Childish Gambino to support Tyler at Coachella Festival headliners. He joined the rapper on stage to perform "Running Out Time."

Nellie Furtado

Nelly Furtado will perform at the 2024 Coachella Music Festival on April 13, 2024 in Indio, California. Matt Winkelmeier/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Nelly Furtado proved she's an absolute pro at Coachella. The singer appeared at Dom Dolla's show (presented by none other than Swift) and performed their collaboration "Eat Your Man," as well as her own hit "Maneater." But during the performance, Furtado fell down and stood up again a second later, as if nothing had happened and he hadn't missed a note.


Kesha and Renée Rapp perform on stage during the 2024 Coachella Music Festival on April 14, 2024 in Indio, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Kesha performed her debut hit "TiK ToK" on Renee Rapp's Sunday show after dancing with Hilton and Kyle Richards at the "No Doubt" set the night before. , brought surprises to fans. It even brought about a surprising change, with Kesha changing the first line of the song from "feels like P.Diddy" to " f*ck P.Diddy" amid the rapper's ongoing sexual assault accusations .

Will Smith

Will Smith and J Balvin perform at the 2024 Coachella Music Festival on April 14, 2024 in Indio, California. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

A Men In Black sequel happened at Coachella - sort of. Will Smith showed up to J Balvin's Sunday night show wearing a full Men in Black suit and sunglasses to perform the song of the same name from his famous 1997 film. J Balvin is dragged off stage by a dancer while Smith attacks him with the film's "neuroanalyzer" to complete the sci-fi fantasy, making himself part of the plot.

justin bieber

Justin Bieber and Daniel Caesar perform on stage during the 2022 Coachella Festival on April 15, 2022 in Indio, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Justin Bieber loves making guest appearances at Coachella. After performing with Ariana Grande in 2019 and Daniel Caesar in 2022, he returned to the festival on Sunday to treat fans to the Tems and Wizkid performance by performing their "Essence" remix. Here comes the surprise.

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky attends the Bottega Veneta fashion show on February 24, 2024 in Milan, Italy. Vittorio Zunino Cerlotto/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

A$AP Rocky pulled double duty at Coachella. After appearing during Tyler, the Creator's preparations to perform their songs "Potato Salad" and "Who Dat Boy," he appeared again the next day to perform alongside Sunday's headliner Doja Cat, debuting their set on stage New collaboration "Urrrge". Yes, Rihanna was there to support him all weekend.