On Saturday night, Beyoncé returns to the Coachella stage for her second, history-making headlining performance. It’s hard to imagine how she’ll manage to top last weekend’s blockbuster performance that featured appearances from both Jay-Z and Solange Knowles, as well as a long-anticipated Destiny’s Child reunion. But it’s Beyoncé we’re talking about, so we’re sure she’ll find a way to eclipse the occasion.
Rumors about the performance abound as hints have leaked here and there—such as a photo posted to Beyoncé’s official website that has fans speculating about the set list, while a dancer told Variety that “we’re switching up a couple things, so there could still be a ‘wow’ factor.”
One (disappointing) difference is that, unlike the first weekend’s performance, this one will not be live-streamed.
Before you blame the Queen B herself for this travesty, know that it was not her decision. YouTube has had an exclusive streaming deal with Coachella since 2011 where they only stream the first weekend. Unfortunately, if you want to watch the second weekend live, you will need to book a ticket and head to Indio, California.
But there are still ways to get your Beyoncé fix this weekend.
Like all performances at Coachella, Beyoncé’s return will be streamed live on SiriusXM’s Coachella Radio, so fans can listen there to hear the surprises as they happen.
Further, the endless amount of Beyoncé-centric social media accounts (including her own) will likely document the spectacle both during and after the fact.
As for where you might be able to watch the performance in full at a later date, that is still unclear. Some have speculated that it might be released as an exclusive on Tidal, Jay-Z’s streaming service. Another exciting theory is that the footage could be part of an eventual feature film like Lemonade.
Live stream or no, Beyoncé’s first Coachella performance has already been groundbreaking. At different turns political, personal, and just plain theatrical, Beyoncé knows how to put on a show.
How To Listen to Coachella’s Beyonce Performance
Audio of Beyoncé’s performance will be streamed live on SiriusXM’s Coachella Radio.
Her performance is scheduled for 11:05 p.m. PT/2:05 a.m. ET, so tune in around then for round two.