The insider said the added surprise is "to make up for the fact she was unable to perform past year", when pregnant.
With an audio recording of novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's essay We Should All Be Feminists allowing Ms. Beyonce a moment to prepare, she re-emerged being elevated to the stage in an unmistakable silhouette of three figures.
Her former Destiny's Child bandmates, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, joined her onstage. Queen Bey is the first black woman to headline Coachella, which she acknowledged at the beginning of her set.
Beyoncé made history on Saturday night, becoming the first black woman to ever headline Coachella.
We need your energy! Prior to her performance the pop star rallied up the Bey Hive as she promised she had a'special show up her sleeve
However, the Someone Like You star took to Instagram to let the mum-of-three know just how much she was enjoying her performance.
The singer appeared to break down in tears while performing "Call Out My Name", drawing a similarly emotional response from fans.
Jay's appearance won't have come as a surprise to many people, given that the couple are set to go on a joint tour together later this year.
As Beyoncé finished her set Saturday, she told the audience, "I'm so happy that I am here". 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 she ran through hits including "Crazy in Love", "Formation", "Flawless", and "Partition", she also reunited Destiny's Child and brought out sister Solange and husband JAY-Z for added firepower.