Lady Gaga is stepping in! Days after Beyoncé dropped out of Coachella due to her pregnancy, it seems the festival has found her replacement.
While the 35-year-old singer will be tending to her unborn twins, Mother Monster has reportedly been booked to replace Beyoncé as headliner with performances on consecutive Saturday nights, April 15 and 22.
According to Billboard, “Officials with festival organizers 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.” The outlet also reports that it was “important” to Coachella organizers that a female singer replace Beyonce; the last woman to headline the festival was Bjork in 2007.
Coachella announced last Thursday that Beyoncé, who would be in her third trimester at the time of the festival, would no longer be performing in 2017, but would instead headline in 2018.
“Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival,” Coachella announced on Facebook. “However, Goldenvoice [the festival producer] and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding.”
Gaga’s schedule, meanwhile, continues to pile up. The 30-year-old singer, fresh off her Super Bowl halftime performance and duet with Metallica at the GRAMMYs earlier this month, is preparing for her upcoming world tour, which kicks off Aug. 1 in Vancouver, B.C.
If the reports are true, Gaga will join fellow Coachella headliners Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar for the festival, which runs April 14-16 and April 21-23 at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California.