6 Things We Want to See at Ariana Grande's History-Making Coachella Gig

The "Thank U, Next" singer is headlining tonight

By Mike Vulpo, Elyse Dupre Apr 14, 2019 7:00 PMTags
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Ariana Grande is about to make Coachella 2019 a pop culture event to remember.

The 25-year-old singer will take the music festival stage in Indino, Calif. tonight. Fans can also tune into Coachella's live stream starting at 10:35 p.m. to see her epic performance.

The show is set to be one for the history books. After the music festival revealed the "Thank U, Next" star would be headlining the event along with Childish Gambino and Tame Impala, her manager, Scooter Braun, announced the Grammy winner would also be achieving a major milestone.

"See you in the [desert]," he wrote on Instagram back in January. "@arianagrande 4th female to ever headline and the youngest headliner in the history of the festival! History congrats Ari. #coachella."

Grande was also clearly thrilled by this career highlight.

"Humbled and excited as all hell @Coachella," she tweeted at the time.

While Grande has already been busy performing as part of her Sweetener Tour, there's no telling what she'll pull off for this big show. Still, we can try to guess. Here are six things we hope to see at her Coachella gig.

Coachella 2018: Star Sightings

Bring Them Out: It's no secret that Grande has had countless hits over the course of her career, and some of her chart-toppers feature epic collaborations. Who doesn't love "Bang Bang" with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J? We would love to see Grande bring a few collaborators onto the stage. She's already done this on her Sweetener Tour by bringing out Victoria Monét.

Debut New Music: Speaking of Miss Monét, Grande recently released her new hit "Monopoly" with the 25-year-old artist. She also brought her onto the stage during her Washington D.C. tour stop to sing her unreleased tune "She Got Her Own." We'd love it if Grande surprised us with another new treasure during Coachella.    

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Play the Classics: Even though we're crossing our fingers for some new songs, that doesn't mean we don't want to hear the classics. From "Side to Side" to "7 Rings," we hope the star plays a range of the fan favorites through the years.

Show Us Some Style: When you think Coachella fashion, flower crowns, denim cutoffs and glitter may come to mind. But what if you're one of the biggest performers of the entire festival? We're looking forward to Grande's costume changes, unique hairstyles and some new trends that everyone will be sporting in the summer months to come. She's already been serving us some serious style on her tour.


Bring Her Biggest Fans: For such a big event, we have a feeling Grande's family will want to visit the desert and see her perform live. So what does this mean for us? Awesome videos of mama Joan Grande dancing from the side stage and brother Frankie Grande singing and dancing to every word. What is family for anyways?

Have "Thank U, Next" Comes to Life: When Grande released the official music video for this chart-topper, fans couldn't stop talking about the Mean Girls13 Going on 30Legally Blonde and Bring It On references. We don't expect the casts from each movie to come together at Coachella. But is it too much to ask for Lindsay LohanJennifer GarnerReese Witherspoon and/or Gabrielle Union to be involved in the show somehow, someway? We'd also love to have cameras pan to Kris Jenner filming Grande's Coachella gig from the audience.

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