Just a few days after Beyoncé’s reps announced that she will be performing at Coachella next year instead of this year, sources report that Goldenvoice and AEG Live are “finalizing plans to bring Gaga’s huge stage production to Coachella and will make the announcement in the coming days.”
And on Tuesday, Gaga confirmed the news via social media. She announced her Coachella appearance with a tweet. Alongside an amended poster for the festival, Gaga wrote, “Let’s party in the desert!”
Many tried to guess as to who will headline the music festival. Lady Gaga turned up to be the redeemer of the moment.
Fans were rather relieved as the 30 year-old artist’s Coachella performance confirmation came after Queen Bey’s cancellation.
Last week, the very pregnant Beyoncé decided to pull out of the festival due to her doctor’s orders. The diva was advised to keep a less demanding schedule in the coming months. However, she plans to finally headline Coachella in 2018.
Because of that, Gaga will be performing on April 15 and 22 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. According to reports, Coachella organizers were resolute that a female artist replace Beyoncé.
Lady Gaga and Beyoncé formerly worked together on the 2009 hit, Telephone
And now, Gaga will be the first woman to lead the festival since Björk in 2007. Other headliners that will join her include Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar.
Even though it’s her first time to join Coachella, Gaga is familiar with performing extravagant shows for large crowds. The desert festival is certainly not the first time Gaga will be performing on such a scale.
Last October, Gaga released her latest album, Joanne and just recently, she performed at the Super Bowl halftime show. Currently, she is preparing to start a vast arena and stadium tour. The pop star will get her Joanne world tour underway at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on August 1.
It’s definitely shaping up to be a great year for Gaga.