Coachella Nabs New Female Megastar to Headline

Lady Gaga will replace Beyonce as first woman headliner since Bjork in 2007
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2017 6:53 AM CST
Gaga's Next Big Show: Coachella
Lady Gaga performs at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

While a pregnant Beyonce is at home resting under her doctors' directives, a replacement has been named for her at Coachella: Lady Gaga, USA Today reports. The newly anointed headliner confirmed the announcement with a late-night tweet Tuesday, "Let's party in the desert!," along with a lineup card highlighting her name for two Saturday performances, along with fellow headlining acts Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar and the bevy of other bands that will take to the stage over two weekends (April 14-16 and April 21-23) in Indio, Calif. Per insiders who spoke to Billboard, organizers wanted a female performer to take Beyonce's slot, considering the last woman to headline the mega-concert was Bjork 10 years ago. Beyonce is set to take back her headlining spot in 2018. (More Lady Gaga stories.)

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