The rumors are confirmed: Lady Gaga will headline at Coachella 2017. Gaga will replace Beyoncé who announced last week that her doctor advised her against performing due to her pregnancy. Beyoncé fans won’t have to wait too long to see her perform the festival—she will headline Coachella in 2018.
The rest of the Coachella 2017 lineup remains unchanged. Radiohead will headline both Fridays (April 14 and 21) while Kendrick Lamar headlines Sundays (April 16 and 23).
Joanne World Tour
For Lady Gaga it will be her biggest appearance since her already legendary halftime performance at NRG Stadium in February. After the two weekends at Coachella she’ll return to rehearsals for her Joanne world tour that kicks off in August. Gaga fans around the country can see her perform at baseball stadiums such as AT&T Park in San Francisco and Citi Field in New York, or basketball and hockey arenas like Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia or back in Houston at the Toyota Center.
About Coachella Festival
Coachella Festival takes place every spring at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, between Palm Desert and Joshua Tree National Park. The first Coachella was held in 1999 featuring Beck, Tool, Rage Against the Machine and more. Still, the event struggled to take hold on the festival calendar until 2003 when Beastie Boys and California natives Red Hot Chili Peppers headlined the show. 2004 followed with Radiohead (who headlined again in 2012) and later years saw Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, The Cure and virtually all the top acts in music ever since. It expanded to add a second weekend in 2012.