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Lady Gaga Replaces Beyoncé At Coachella

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Matt Sayles/AP

Party in the desert with Mother Monster. 

Lady Gaga announced yesterday she'll be replacing Beyonce as Coachella's Saturday headliner for the two-weekend festival, joining Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar as the California festival's biggest acts. "Let's party in the desert," she tweeted, following news that expecting mother Beyonce would have to cancel her performance due to her pregancy with twins.

After the Lemonade singer dropped out of her co-headlining slot, the festival saw an immediate dip in the price of Coachella tickets on the secondary market, Billboard reports. Prices for the first weekend dropped 12 percent from an average price of $978 to $872, and nearly 3 percent for weekend two, from the original $856 to $834. Gaga's performance, however, will likely help balance out sales for Coachella, having just delivered her SuperBowl Halftime Show spectacular and "John Wayne" video.

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This news follows Coachella being under fire for its alleged association with anti-LGBTQ hate groups. Phillip Anschutz, owner of AEG (the entertainment group responsible for organizing Coachella), has reportedly donated to Alliance Defending Freedom, Family Research Council and National Christian Foundation. He later denied the viral report, telling Rolling Stone "I unequivocally support the rights of all people without regard to sexual orientation."

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