When Coachella announced last week that Beyoncé, who is currently pregnant with twins, wouldn’t be able to perform this April due to doctor’s orders, speculation surrounding her replacement immediately began to make the rounds. I mean, isn’t that what the internet is good for anyway?
Well, just five days later and we now officially have the answer — and all the souls of Daft Punk hopefuls have been crushed yet again.
For the festival’s 18th edition, one pop star has been replaced with another, as Lady Gaga takes Queen Bey’s spot atop Saturday’s bill. The festival made the announcement tonight, just hours after Billboard first reported the news. It marks Gaga’s first-ever performance at Coachella, which hasn’t had a female headliner since 2007 when Björk earned the honor. Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar will serve as the festival’s other two headliners this year.
Both GA and VIP passes are sold out not surprisingly, but we’ll see if the addition of Lady Gaga (and the subtraction of Beyoncé) to the lineup will have any affect on the secondary ticket market. Right now passes are hovering around $545 from what we see on StubHub. Coachella’s first weekend is slated for April 14th-16th, with the second taking place April 21st-23rd.
Also, make sure to relive last year’s festival with our 10 favorite moments, from Sia and St. Germain to The Arcs and Silversun Pickups.