Pop superstar Beyonce has reunited Destiny’s Child for a surprise performance.
Queen Bey made a spectacular return to the stage to headline Coachella festival’s second night on Saturday, ending a year-long hiatus from live music after giving birth to twins.
And as if her two-hour action-packed performance boasting about 100 backing dancers and musicians was not enough, her former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined her much to the delight of her fans.
In front of about 100,000 people in the southern California desert, they reunited for the night to perform three of their songs, including one of their most famous, Say My Name.
The crowd were beside themselves as the iconic silhouette of the trio appeared on the stage and they strutted out singing Lose My Breath followed by Say My Name and Soldier.
Destiny’s Child disbanded afer nearly 10 years in 2006 when they all embarked on solo careers, but have reunited a handful of times for one-off performances.
Before last night they last performed together in 2015 at the Stellar Awards where they sang Say Yes.
Ranked by Billboard magazine as one of the greatest musical trios of all time, they have sold more than 60 million records worldwide. They were nominated for 14 Grammy Awards – winning twice for best R&B group performance and best R&B song.
And if the screams from the Coachella crowd were anything to go by, they have not lost their touch.
Beyonce referred to her bandmates as her “sisters” and was also joined on stage by her real sister, singer Solange Knowles.
Her rapstar husband Jay Z helped complete a star-studded band of friends and family appearing on stage with her.
Beyonce’s show was themed around “homecoming”, complete with a brass band and string players on American high school-style bleachers.
She paid tribute to historically black colleges and universities and performed Lift Every Voice and Sing, known as the unofficial national black anthem.
One of the world’s best ever selling artists voiced her pride in being the first black woman to ever headline Coachella, making her one of the few women to top the bill of any major festival.