Updated: Mother Monster is heading to Coachella!
Mother Monster is heading to Coachella.
UPDATE // FEB 28:
Lady Gaga has confirmed via her social media accounts that she is indeed Beyonce’s replacement!
Let's party in the desert! ?✌️? pic.twitter.com/2SYOv7TscF
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) March 1, 2017
Beyoncé officially backed out of Coachella 2017 (she’ll headline 2018 instead), and filling in for her is her “Telephone” co-star Lady Gaga. Billboard reports the “Million Reasons” singer will headline both weekends.
Gaga will fill in for Beyoncé on consecutive Saturday nights (April 15 and 22) at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. Officials with festival organizers Goldenvoice and AEG Live are finalizing plans to bring Gaga’s huge stage production to Coachella and will make the announcement in the coming days, say sources.
They add it was important to secure a female pop star to replace Beyonce.
The dual April shows will take place several months before Gaga’s Joanne World Tour kicks off, but she’s already in fighting form following performances at the Super Bowl and the Grammys.
Gaga will be joined at Coachella by fellow headliners Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar, as well as The XX, Bon Iver, Future, Lorde and Justice. The festival is set to run April 14-16 and April 21-23.