Lady Gaga Will Replace Beyonce At Coachella

Lady Gaga will headline in Beyonce’s absence at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this April, according to Billboard.

The outlet learned on Tuesday that festival organizers Golden Voice and AEG Live have finalized plans to have Gaga perform at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 15 and 22. The news comes five days after Beyonce’s reps announced her cancellation due to doctor’s orders. The Lemonade artist, who is pregnant with twins, moved her appearance to 2018.

In a statement to The Associated Press last Thursday, Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment and Goldenvoice said the singer had to pull out of the festival "following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigourous schedule in the coming months."

It was important for Coachella to find another female act to replace Beyoncé, an insider whispered to Billboard. Gaga will be the first female headliner since Björk in 2007.

Coachella will take place over two consecutive weekends: Weekend 1 is from April 14 to 16, and Weekend 2 is from April 21 to 23. The lineup was first announced in January, billing Radiohead on Friday with the xx and Mac Miller, Beyoncé on Saturday with DJ Snake, Future, and Martin Garrix, and Kendrick Lamar on Sunday with Lorde, DJ Khaled, Tove Lo, and others.

Earlier this month, an astounding 117.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Gaga perform her greatest hits at the Super Bowl 51 halftime show, which saw the singer perform a few lines of "God Bless America" and "This Land Is Your Land" with 300 drones on the stadium roof, before getting lowered through the air on suspension cables and belting her songs while performing trapeze-like flips on the field.

Original article by Marc Inocencio at iHeartRadio