Harry Styles pulled out all the stops for his first headline slot at Coachella, as he was joined on stage by the legendary Shania Twain in Indio, California on Friday.
He promised fans a night full of ‘flavour’ and ‘surprises’ and he certainly delivered as he belted out Man! I Feel Like a Woman! alongside a ‘starstruck’ Shania, 48.
Kicking off his set with his first ever performance of As It Was, the One Direction star, 28, also treated the crowd to two unheard hits from his upcoming album.
Surprise! Harry Styles, 28, belted out Man! I Feel Like a Woman! alongside a starstruck Shania Twain, 48, as the pair fangirled over each other during his Coachella headline set on Friday
Introducing himself to the adoring audience, he announced: ‘We have a full moon, you have a ticket and I have the flavor.’
Midway through this energetic set, Harry, who slipped into a sequinned jumpsuit for the occasion, wowed the crowd as he invited on the country queen and sang her praises.
Harry announced: ‘This lady taught me to sing. She also told me that men are trash.’
Duet: Midway through this sequined emblazoned, energetic set, he wowed the crowd as he invited on the country queen and sang her praises
Shania said: ‘I’m a bit starstruck, what can I say? No, really, I’m a fan of you, of course.
‘I know that when I was writing this song, you were just a little kid. It’s kind of a dream and very surreal to be sitting here right now to sing this song with you.
‘I think I’m just in love and this song is all about love. So let’s just sing about love.’
Fangirling: Shania said: ‘I’m a bit starstruck, what can I say? No, really, I’m a fan of you, of course’
The duo donned matching glitzy ensembles, as Harry showcased his incredible fashion sense in a quirky, chest-baring jumpsuit.
Shania slipped into a coordinating striped mini dress with bell sleeves and white leather knee boots as she belted out her
Taking it down a notch, Shania then perched herself on a stool with a guitar as the pair sang her iconic Nineties ballad You’re Still the One.
Shock: Harry’s sister, Gemma said: ‘I personally cannot fathom this crossover, we grew up listening to Shania in the car ON REPEAT’
Shania took to social media to further praise Harry as she wrote: ‘I mean c’mon…. HARRY STYLES.’
Harry’s sister, Gemma said: ‘I personally cannot fathom this crossover, we grew up listening to Shania in the car ON REPEAT.’
Fans reacted as they took to Twitter to gush over Harry’s performance, one penned: ‘God bless it’s truly the holiest weekend of the year (harry styles performing at coachella)’
Exciting: Fans reacted as they took to Twitter to gush over Harry’s performance, one penned: ‘God bless it’s truly the holiest weekend of the year’
Another added: ‘I didn’t know it’s possible but I’m falling more in love with Harry styles after this Coachella performance I fear.’
A third penned: ‘HARRY AND SHANIA TWAIN AT COACHELLA ?!?! I’m shook to my core!!!!!’
This year’s Coachella line-up featured a massive change as earlier this month it was announced that The Weekend alongside Swedish House Mafia would be replacing Sunday night’s headliner Kanye West.
The Weeknd and the house music group – consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso – have a working relationship as they collaborated on hit track Moth To A Flame together and also have the same management team SALXCO.
Gazing at the stars: The complete festival line-up is shown as it was updated earlier this month
It remains unclear how the headlining gig will work meaning whether one will perform after the other or if they will be switching off but the publication’s sources said The Weeknd’s portion will likely be shorter given the time restraints to prepare for the show.
This will also be Swedish House Mafia’s big return to the highly-popular music festival as they have not performed at it since 2012 as they disbanded in 2013 at their absolute peak of popularity.
The Weeknd first hit the Coachella stage in 2012 and then three years later in 2015. He officially headlined the festival in 2018 with Beyonce and rapper Eminem.
Party time: The festival (pictured in 2019) attracts over 250,000 attendees over two weekends to dance and rave to a wide variety of artist
Rapper Kanye, 44, was set to co-headline the annual festival with Billie Eilish and Harry, both of whom are considered pop/alternative acts, as well as house music group Swedish House Mafia.
Organizers were scrambling to salvage the long-awaited festival after Kanye announced earlier this month that he’d no longer be performing.
Kanye is said to have made the decision himself to bow out from the two weekend event.
Last-minute: Organizers were scrambling to salvage the long-awaited festival after West announced earlier this week that he’d no longer be performing; West pictured at Coachella 2019
Travis Scott was said to be appearing with Kanye – who has changed his name to Ye – and will also no longer perform, the outlet reported.
Travis had been tapped as the headline act for the festival 2020 before it was canceled due to COVID. He was then booked again for 2022 but organizers scrapped those plans after his Astroworld concert tragedy that left 10 people dead.
It remain unclear exactly why Ye had pulled out of the show so last minute. A source has claimed to Variety that West had not rehearsed or prepared for the appearance.
Top man: It was announced earlier this month that The Weeknd (seen at the Super Bowl in February 2021) will fill Kanye West ‘s headliner spot at this year’s Coachella after the rapper decided to pull out of the festival just two weeks before kick off
Even beside the headliners it is a star-studded line-up as Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Daniel Caesar, Phoebe Bridgers, Disclosure, Jamie XX, Run The Jewels, Big Sean, Karol G, Maggie Rogers, 21 Savage, and famed composer Danny Elfman are all set to perform.
Back in January 2021 it was announced that the highly-popular music festival in Indio, California would be returning in Spring 2022 after two years of rescheduling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the world’s largest musical festivals, the event has been held every spring in the Coachella Valley in the Colorado desert since 1999.
Epic: This will also be Swedish House Mafia’s big return to the highly-popular music festival as they have not performed at it since 2012 as they disbanded in 2013 at their absolute peak of popularity
Experienced: The Weeknd first hit the Coachella stage in 2012 and then three years later in 2015. He officially headlined the festival in 2018 with Beyonce and rapper Eminem; The Weeknd pictured in 2018
After being pushed back due to the pandemic, the festival announced its long awaited return on New Year’s Day 2021 with a simple tweet that read: ‘See you in the desert.’
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the US last year the festival rescheduled from April 2020 to October 2020, before being outright cancelled for the first time in 20 years that June.
Tough times: When the coronavirus pandemic hit the US last year the festival rescheduled from April 2020 to October 2020, before being outright cancelled for the first time in 20 years that June
The Coachella 2020 lineup featured Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, and Travis Scott as headliners, with a full lineup including Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, Thom Yorke, Run the Jewels, Danny Elfman, FKA twigs, DaBaby, 21 Savage, Caribou, Lil Nas X, and more.
The festival was then rescheduled for April 2021 before being canceled again in January after California’s public health officer ordered Coachella to cancel the event due to continued concerns over COVID.
The music festival attracts over 250,000 attendees over two weekends to dance and rave to a wide variety of artists