Coachella 2017 Lineup: Lady Gaga Replaces Beyonce, Tweets Revised Poster [VIDEO]
Lady Gaga is set to take over as the co-headliner of Coachella, replacing Beyoncé.
Gaga will perform Coachella on Saturday, April 15 and Saturday, April 22. After several reports from publications like Billboard revealed the news, the pop superstar confirmed it herself with an updated version of the poster on Twitter:
Let's party in the desert! pic.twitter.com/2SYOv7TscF
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) March 1, 2017
Gaga is replacing Beyoncé, who was originally slated to headline both weekends but was advised to sit these performances out due to her pregnancy. Beyoncé announced on Feb. 1 that she is having twins and is pretty far along, as seen at this year's Grammy Awards.
"Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival," said a statement from Coachella on Feb. 23. "However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding."
This is the first time a female performer will headline Coachella since Björk in 2007.
It's been a busy year already for Gaga, promoting her new album Joanne, performing the halftime show at the Super Bowl, performing with Metallica at the Grammys and planning her upcoming world tour. She is also preparing to star in Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star Is Born, with Gaga writing new music for the film.
Coincidentally, this is the second time Gaga is replacing Beyoncé in recent years, with the Lemonade singer originally slated to be the lead in the A Star Is Born remake. The pair collaborated on one of Gaga's biggest singles, "Telephone".
Gaga's fellow Coachella headliners are Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar, at a festival that will include Lorde, Bon Iver, Justice, the xx, Father John Misty, DJ Khaled, Empire of the Sun, DJ Snake, Gucci Mane, ScHoolboy Q, Mac Miller, Porter Robinson and many more.