Zendaya Takes Coachella 2023 Stage for Surprise First Live Performance in 8 Years

Zendaya gave a surprise performance at Coachella, marking the first time she's performed music onstage since 2015. Find out more about her stage return.

By Corinne Heller Apr 23, 2023 6:04 PMTags
Watch: Zendaya Makes SURPRISE Live Performance at Coachella 2023

Zendaya just hit "Replay" on her onstage music career, for a special occasion.

The Euphoria actress made a surprise appearance at the Coachella 2023 festival April 22, joining British musician Labrinth during his set to perform their song "I'm Tired" and "All for Us," which were both featured on the HBO series. 

This marked Zendaya's first live music performance since she took the stage for her own concert in Los Angeles in 2015, after touring on and off for three years prior. For her onstage return at Coachella, the Emmy winner wore a sleeveless pink ruffled mini dress over a white tank top. She paired the look with black, over-the-knee boots.

"I cannot express my gratitude enough for this magical night," she wrote on her Instagram Stories after the performance. "Thank you to my brother @labrinth for inviting me and giving me the most beautiful safe space to be on a stage again. And to the crowd tonight...wow my heart is so full, I can't thank you enough for the love I received tonight, made all my nerves melt away. I'm so grateful."

Zendaya's Best Looks

The Spiderman actress first released music in 2011, initially as part of soundtracks to the Disney Channel series that made her famous, Shake It Up!. In 2013, Zendaya dropped her first and only full solo album, Zendaya, which included her debut single, "Replay," a song that just earlier this month was certified three-times Platinum.

However, just last year, she expressed her reluctance to return to her music career. "I was talking to [Euphoria creator] Sam [Levinson] about this earlier. I was like I don't know if I could ever be a pop star," she told fellow Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield in a Variety chat. "It's because as an actor, there's a level of anonymity that I get to have, which I really like."

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See more photos of Zendaya, plus Labrinth and other stars performing onstage at Coachella 2023:

Zendaya & Labrinth

The Euphoria actress gives a surprise joint performance with the British musician, marking her return to a music stage for the first time in eight years.


Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa appear together.

Debbie Harry (Blondie)

The '80s rocker addresses the crowd.

Phoebe Bridgers (Boygenius)

The singer performs with her supergroup.


The star performs during weekend 2.


The singer smiles onstage.

Kendall Jenner & Bad Bunny

Shay Mitchell

at Revolve Festival with BÉIS x Wanderlust 

Camila Cabello

at Levi's brand presents Neon Carnival with Tequila Don Julio

Olivia Culpo

at evian's Club Hydration at TAO Desert Nights

Lil Nas X & PinkPantheress

at Amazon Music and Donavan's Yard Coachella after-party

Paris Jackson

at Lucky Brand Desert Mirage

Victoria Justice

at Lucky Brand Desert Mirage

Delilah Belle Hamlin

at Flying Embers presents The Racquet Club


at Flying Embers presents The Racquet Club

Anderson Paak

DJ PEE WEE (a.k.a. Anderson .Paak) celebrates Cap’n Crunch’s 60th Birthday at Cap’n’s Cove during Coachella Weekend 1.

Austin North

at Levi's brand presents Neon Carnival with Tequila Don Julio

Janelle Monáe

at Levi's brand presents Neon Carnival with Tequila Don Julio

Zoey Deutch, Irina Shayk & Emma Roberts

at H&M Poolside Brunch

Quincy Brown

at Soho Desert House with CIROC Honey Melon

Ariana Madix & Scheana Shay

at CELSIUS Oasis Vibe House. Ariana wearing Butterfly belt by Streets Ahead.

Rachel Zoe

at The Zoe Report's Zoeasis

Alessandra Ambrosio

at The Zoe Report's Zoeasis

Reneé Rapp

The Mean Girls: The Musical actress celebrates Cap’n Crunch’s 60th Birthday at Cap’n’s Cove in Palm Springs.

Teddi Mellencamp

at The Zoe Report's Zoeasis

Myles O'Neal

at Playboy After Dark presented by London Alley

Kathryn Newton

at the Heineken House

Stormi Bree

at Dickies x OCA Coachella Brunch 

Carlacia Grant

at Neutrogena Skin's Vitals Experience

Nayte Olukoya, Mikey Planeta, Andrew Spencer & Rodney Mathews

at Sonic Desert Oasis presented by Coca-Cola Creations

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