Less than a week ago it was announced that Beyoncé would not perform at this year's Coachella, but will headline the 2018 festival instead.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said that she had to pull out of performing, under doctor's orders.
Coachella have now confirmed that Lady Gaga will take Beyoncé's place across the two weekends instead. Lady Gaga will now take to the stage April 15th and 22nd.
— Coachella (@coachella)
Mother Monster herself is absolutely chuffed. She tweeted her fans 'Let's party in the desert!'
Let's party in the desert! 🌴✌️🎤 pic.twitter.com/2SYOv7TscF— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) March 1, 2017
There's been a mixed reaction on social media following the announcement.
Twitter: Chance and Rihanna to replace Beyoncé @ coachella— Levi Lucero (@Levi_Lucero28RD)
*check back an hour later
Twitter: Lady gaga to replace Beyoncé
Coachella:"We need someone to replace Beyoncé!"— Mikiel Curtis (@mikielc95)
The public:"Well it's not like another queen is just gonna fall from the sky"
GOD DAMN IT THEY CHOSE LADY GAGA TO REPLACE BEYONCE??? UGH NOW IT GOT EVEN WORSE THAN IT WAS BEFORE.— Cristiano (@AyalaCD760)
Lady Gaga is who they chose to replace Beyoncé? 😒— reena villamater (@reenajoyy)
Lady Gaga was the perfect choice to replace Beyoncé at , closest person to be able to actually perform almost as good as Beyoncé!— VKINGV (@IIKINGII6)
Very impressed that Coachella was able to get Lady Gaga to replace Beyoncé so close to the festival. Gaga isn't Beyoncé, but she's a force.— Jules Winnfield (@paulm4749)