March 1, 2017


Lady Gaga to Replace Beyoncé at Coachella 2017

Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Lady Gaga will officially replace Beyoncé as the third headliner at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2017. The pop star confirmed the news on social media with an updated lineup poster, exclaiming, "Let's party in the desert!"

She will now join Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead as the other top-tier performers at the festival. According to Billboard, Coachella's organizers wanted another female artist to take over Beyoncé's spot, thus making Gaga the first woman to headline Coachella since Björk in 2007. Beyoncé previously dropped out last week "following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months." The entertainer is now set to headline the fest next year.

Gaga's Coachella slot comes after her sparkling Super Bowl 51 halftime show in early February. The singer is also slated to begin her Joanne World Tour on August 1 in Vancouver, BC. The massive trek will be her first solo headlining tour since she took Artpop on the road in 2014.

This year's Coachella will once again span two weekends (April 14-16 and April 21-23), and takes place at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The xxLordeTravis ScottBon IverFutureDJ Khaled, Martin Garrix, Schoolboy QKehlani and others are also set to perform.

Next, watch an old school Fuse interview with Lady Gaga below: