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PHOTOS: David Archuleta, Lance Bass, Bretman Rock & all the queerest looks from Coachella 2024

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The 2024 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off the first of two star-studded weekends of performances and with it came the hordes of music-lovers decked out in a sea of head-turning desert looks. Thankfully, it appears most got the notice not to co-opt Native American headpieces!

Queer music fans were set to feast extra hard this year with headliners including sad gay pop icon Lana Del Rey, rapper Tyler the Creator and Doja Cat.

Other LGBTQ+ artists taking to the various stages included Ice Spice, Victoria Monét, Chappell Roan, Honey Dijon, Young Miko, Reneé Rapp, Brittany Howard, and Billie Eilish who joined for a surprise performance of “Video Games” during Del Rey’s set on Friday night.

Apparently, it was a healing moment for certain segments of the nation.

Other celebs making headlines included rapper Lil Uzi Vert’s giving ballroom while voguing during his set that left the audience gooped and gagged.

And a tender moment between Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith as the buds got real close dancing together and kissing on the cheek.

Boys will be boys!

The pop queens were also ruling the roost.

Standouts included Shakira’s surprise performance during Bizarrap’s set, Gwen Stefani reuniting with No Doubt for the first time in nine years, and Reneé Rapp bringing out Kesha for an infectious rendition of “TikTok.”

Not to be outdone, Nelly Furtado performed during Dom Dolla’s set and proved what a pro she is after eating it hard while singing “Eat Your Man” and not missing a beat.

But the other story was the outfits. And with the festival taking place in the Southern California desert, many gays took the chance to show off their hard-earned gyms gains with sleeveless outfits that raised temperatures even more.

From David Archuleta and Matt Rogers giving tank bottoms top realness to Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin’s His & His bicep flex, click through to check out the sizzling getups from week 1 of Coachella 2024…

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers

A libation is just what Las Culturistas ordered.

Reneé Rapp

Renee Rapp

RR solidified her position as the new rock goddess on the scene.

Ice Spice

ICe Spice

Ice brought all the lace drama.

Tyler the Creator

Tyler the Creator

Tyler started his fiery set by being shot out of a trailer!

Doja Cat

Doja Cat

Is this what Bey meant by “Alien Superstar”? Iconic.

Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan

He’s a Burberry boy.

Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha

Bebe continued her pop slayage in this black onesie.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

The 54-year-old pop diva is “Just a Girl” 29 years later. Bow down!

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  • BartmanLA

    Justin & Jayden WHO??? Isn’t their 15 minutes expired already???

    • Jim



      …..and yours will never begin!!!


      @bartman, that’s 15 minutes more than you’ll ever have.

  • bachy

    There must be something wrong with the monitoring system. I try to post the most innocuous, one-sentence comments and I get repeatedly thrust into the “your comment is awaiting moderation” black hole.

    • Fahd

      As a gesture of transparency, shouldn’t Queerty tell its readers what will get a comment flagged for moderation? (Though, I suppose people would spend all day trying to work around the software.) Right now, as far as I can tell, the main guideline is that they strongly discourage (and will not allow) being mean-spirited. But you’re already following that guideline.

    • bachy

      It’s very strange. There are some articles I cannot comment on at all. I scan my posts for forbidden curse words, even those embedded inside longer words. But I’m still not allowed to post. I can’t make heads or tails of it!

    • abfab

      well, not repeatedly, obvioulsy.

  • Fahd

    Thank goodness it wasn’t that hot this weekend. Looks nice, especially in the VIP section. I was reading an article trying to explain why Coachella ticket sales are slow this year. Apparently, Coachella has jumped the shark with its heyday behind it…too many influencers in attendance (yuck!), not enough 20-30 year olds willing to tolerate uncomfortably standing around in fields (see also, audiences more interested in specific genres/styles rather than comprehensive festivals), tickets too expensive, associated travel costs to go to middle of nowhere skyhigh, etc., etc….the post-pandemic world.

    • Kangol2

      Yes, and the owner of Coachella is a longtime right-wing patron, though that backstory tends to get elided/forgotten.

  • abfab

    Not to mention the threats of large scale terrorist attacks ala the kibbutz. No thank you.

  • abfab

    A sad line up and a sad audience.

  • monty clift

    The ginger thing is grotesque. Not a looker among them.

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