Lady Gaga confirms she'll replace Beyonce as Coachella headliner

Lady Gaga has confirmed she will replace Beyonce as headliner at the Coachella music festival in April (17).

Beyonce had been scheduled to perform at the two-weekend California event in April (17), but pulled out after announcing she is expecting twins with husband Jay Z.

It had been widely rumored that Gaga would take over the slot, fueled by fans putting her top of a Billboard wish list poll for replacements, and now the singer has confirmed the news.

Alongside a picture of the new line-up for the festival, taking place at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Gaga wrote on Twitter: "Let's party in the desert!"

She added palm tree, peace sign and microphone emojis.

Gaga will perform on 15 and 22 April (17), alongside other names including Bon Iver, Future and Martin Garrix, and is reportedly the first female to headline Coachella since Bjork in 2007.

The headlining slot is the latest in a series of massive gigs for Gaga, who kicked off 2017 with her well-received Halftime Show performance at the Super Bowl in February (17).

After the mini-concert, Gaga told Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1: "I’m really happy and had such an amazing time performing at Super Bowl, wish I could relive it all over again.

"I really had a real sense of being in the zone for this performance, worked on it for a really long time, took months, trained hard. Every second I wanted to give the world an day fans what they deserve, a great show. It's really exciting, I wanted to enjoy the moment not just be hell bent on everything."

Just a week later, Gaga teamed up with Metallica for a show-stopping Grammy Awards performance and she's also gearing up for a world tour, which kicks off in Vancouver, Canada on 1 August (17).