Lady Gaga, fresh off her amazing appearance during the halftime show of Super Bowl LI, will replace Beyoncé as the headliner at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival two Saturdays in a row. She announced the exciting news through both her Instagram and Twitter accounts, and captioned a newly released Coachella poster with “Let’s party in the desert!”
According to People, Beyoncé did not decide to bow out of headlining Coachella because she felt like staying out of the limelight for a while. Instead, she had another, very good reason for postponing her performance until some time in the future. She backed out of performing at Coachella 2017 on the advice of her doctors because she is expecting twins.
Billboard reported that by the time of this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival, in April, Beyoncé will be in her third trimester. Lady Gaga will include Coachella as part of her 2017 tour schedule. Her Joanne World Tour is scheduled to begin on August 1 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C.
Coachella organizers, AEG Live, and Goldenvoice, believed it was important to have another female performer fill in for Beyoncé. Gaga tweeted out the news about taking over as the double-headliner at Coachella late on Tuesday night, Feb. 28.
Lady Gaga will be only the second woman performer to ever double-headline the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. The first one was “Björk in 2007.”
It has been confirmed by Beyoncé “that she’ll be headlining 2018’s Coachella dates.” For anyone who might be wondering, the cost of Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI halftime performance was reportedly a staggering $10 million.
The two consecutive Saturday nights that Gaga will headline at Coachella are April 15 and 22. The Empire Polo Grounds, where the festival will be held, is located in Indio, California.
Beyoncé fans may be bummed out, but Lady Gaga fans who intend on going to the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in 2017 will rejoice at the news that Mother Monster will be double-headlining the festival two Saturdays in a row. Other musical headliners slated to perform at this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival will include Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Justice, Future, Lorde, and the XX. Coachella will be held from April 14-16 and April 21-23.
By John Samuels
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