Beyoncé at Coachella
An era-defining festival performance
Staging a momentous Coachella performance with a modern American icon
- // 2019
- // Festival
- // LA
STUFISH worked with Beyoncé’s team to create her now-legendary Homecoming show for the Coachella Festival 2018. Now the subject of a Netflix documentary, it became the year’s iconic festival performance, and a crucial reference point in her career. Paying homage to the culture of black colleges and universities, the design of this production was integral to the show’s message.
Beyoncé Homecoming’s college concept was achieved with a bleacher-style pyramid structure, filling the stage and supporting a moving backdrop of dancers and musicians. The show began with a large inverted triangle of 150 lights sitting on the stage, facing the audience before rising to reveal the stage design and over 100 performers.
The New York Times
“Let’s just cut to the chase: There’s not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year, or any year soon, than Beyoncé’s headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday night. It was rich with history, potently political and visually grand. By turns uproarious, rowdy, and lush. A gobsmacking marvel of choreography and musical direction.”
Show Director Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Creative Director Ed Burke / Todd Tourso Executive Producer Steve Pamon / Erinn Williams Associate Producer Janet Rollé Creative Producer Dora Melissa Vargas Production Manager Bill Leabody Musical Director Derek Dixie Lighting Design Cory FitzGerald Costume Design Marni Senofonte/Olivier Rousteing for Balmain Sound Design Stephen Curtin Art Director Andrew Makadsi Staging Supplier Show FX Choreography Jaquel Knight/Chris Grant Photo Credit WWW.Beyonce.Com