Lady Gaga is replacing Beyonce at Coachella this year after the superstar postponed her headlining performance until 2018 because of her pregnancy with twins.
Gaga will headline the huge music festival on both Saturday nights, the first female to headline the festival since Bjork in 2007, Rolling Stone noted. She will perform April 15 and 22 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California.
Beyonce decided to pull out of the festival to follow her doctor’s advice to “keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months,” Rolling Stone reported. She will be in her third trimester at the time of the performances on consecutive weekends. Instead, she rescheduled her performance at the music festival to 2018.
Coachella organizers felt strongly that a female headliner should fill in for Beyonce, and Gaga agreed even though she has a busy world tour schedule, Billboard reported.
Other performers at Coachella will be Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Bon Iver, Future, Lorde, and Justice. The festival will run April 14-16 and April 21-23.
Gaga is known for having a huge and complex stage production, but festival officials are confident Gaga will be an asset to the longtime festival, which features dozens of musical acts and draws thousands of music lovers from around the country.
Gaga tweeted the news of her appearance by posting the updated lineup poster with the caption, “Let’s party in the desert!”
Both singers have performed recent halftime Super Bowl concerts and have huge fan bases.
Twitter reactions to Gaga replacing Beyonce at Coachella were mixed.
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