Members of the BeyHive were rushing to sell their Coachella tickets earlier this week after it was announced that Beyoncé would no longer be headlining — but lucky for Craigslist shoppers everywhere, another epic musical artist is now slated to take Bey’s place.
According to Billboard, Lady Gaga will officially replace Beyoncé as the Saturday headliner for both weekends of Coachella in April 2017. As the source reports, the festival’s organizers were determined to find another female performer to take Beyoncé’s place after her doctor advised her to sit the shows out due to her pregnancy — and as a result, Lady Gaga will be the first female headliner at Coachella since Björk performed in 2007.
The Joanne star later took to Twitter on Tuesday to confirm the announcement, sharing an updated photo of the festival’s line-up and writing, “Let’s party in the desert!”
Let's party in the desert! 🌴✌️🎤 pic.twitter.com/2SYOv7TscF
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) March 1, 2017
As previously reported, Beyoncé will instead headline the festival in 2018 — but who knows? If you’re lucky, maybe she’ll surprise Coachella attendees by busting out “Telephone” alongside Mother Monster this year.
By Gina Mei