Watch now: The Best of Coachella – Pharrell, Beyonce, Solange, Jay Z, Lorde and more
Full sets and surprise star performances
Buro 24/7 Middle East edits the best of the best sets from some stellar performances at the first weekend of music's coolest gathering, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014:
With guest cameos from P Diddy, Nelly, Gwen Stefani, Tyler the Creator and Lorde dancing with her boyfriend on stage... And of course his hat, Pharrell's star-studded set had more shout outs than we can count:
Never, ever underestimate the power of Beyoncé. Her name wasn't on the poster for Solange Knowles perfomance, but the pop star showed up unannounced during her sister's set to duet on the track Losing You – and the world of social media exploded.
The Haim sisters joined in on the massive line up of stars, giving the crowd a run down of tracks from their album, Days Are Gone.
After rising quickly to what can only be described as mega success, Lorde – having attended the festival last year being relatively unknown, now commands it's second-largest outdoor stage. Girls in bohemian, strappy tank tops with glo-sticks around their necks included.
Nas, Jay Z and Puff Daddy
Hip hop fans were in for a treat when during Nas' set, he was joined by his one-time rival Jay Z to perform Dead Presidents and Where I'm From. Later in the set, Diddy (now to be officially referred to as Puff Daddy again, FYI) came out and sung the track Hate Me Now.
A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky
After some reecnt producing, A$AP Rocky returned to the art of performance – hopping on stage amid A$AP Ferg's afternoon set to debut an untitled new song. The hazy, piano-heavy track features a bit of mathematics and a super simple, lethally-effective hook.