Lady Gaga will be replacing Beyonce as the female headliner for Coachella 2017. The “A-Yo” singer made an official announcement via her Twitter account.
Gaga tweeted an updated line-up poster and captioned it “Let’s party in the desert!”
Let's party in the desert! pic.twitter.com/2SYOv7TscF
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) March 1, 2017
Billboard reports that Lady Gaga will be headlining both weekends at Coachella, as Beyonce has postponed her performance due to her pregnancy. Gaga will be headlining the festival on two consecutive Saturday nights (April 15 and 22) at the Empire Polo Grounds. Reportedly Goldenvoice and AEG Live are in the process of finalizing plans to bring her large-scale stage production to Coachella and will be making an official announcement in the upcoming days.
Beyonce decided against performing at the festival on her doctor’s advice since she would have been in third trimester at the time of the performance. She will be performing at the festival in 2018 instead.
It was of the utmost importance to the organizers of Coachella that a woman replace Beyonce on the bill, and Lady Gaga will be the first female headliner since Bjork’s performance in 2007.
Gaga's Joanne World Tour begins on Aug. 1 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C., and will run through Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston amongst other major cities. The tour was announced shortly after her super bowl performance in Houston. The singer join headliners Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar at Coachella, along with the XX, Bon Iver, Future, Lorde and Justice. Coachella has two weekend runs, from April 14-16 and April 21-23.