The destiny's fulfilled, again, as Beyoncé joins former group members at Coachella

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On Saturday night, Beyoncé took the main stage at the music festival in Indio, California to perform her long-anticipated set.

The singer - whose set marked the first time a black woman has headlined the California festival - was a trending topic nearly immediately, sparking hundreds of thousands of tweets declaring the festival #Beychella. At one point, the singer payed homage to Fela Kuti as her band ran through a pulsating rendition of the afrobeat legend's 1976 classic "Zombie".

Director Ava DuVernay was the first to share her appreciation for the Single Ladies singer - flocking to Twitter to share a clip of the 36-year-old mid-performance.

"There has been a reshuffling of the order now, meaning that there's a new top three performers of all time at Coachella".

While the Destiny's Child reunion might have been the headliner, Bey also kept it in the family for some other surprise guests - her sister Solange and her husband Jay-Z.

She kicked off her headlining set, which she was forced to cancel a year ago when she fell pregnant, by marching along a catwalk set up in the crowd, dressed as an Egyptian queen and accompanied by nine dancers dressed in Tutankhamun bodysuits.

The trio sang a few of their hits including: Lose My Breath, Soldier, and Say My Name. Beyoncé wore sultry black patent leather thigh-highs for two performances while a pair of PVC ankle booties completed another ensemble, but one red-bottomed Christian Louboutin style stole the show.

As Beyoncé finished her set Saturday, she told the audience, "I'm so happy that I am here. I hope y'all enjoyed the show, we worked very hard".