By Rachel Bucchino

Members of the BeyHive prepped their stingers as Queen Bey stepped down from being the Coachella headliner this April.

Coachella sold out of general admission tickets in just three hours at $399 for each, according to Teen Vogue. Artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, Mac Miller, ScHoolboy Q and Lorde will be featured at this year’s festival, and Beyoncé was set to headline.

However, just a few days ago, Beyoncé announced to her fan base that she will be in her third trimester of pregnancy and has been warned by her doctor to not perform in such a committed event. Queen Bey promised to headline Coachella 2018.

In the beginning of February, Queen Bey posted a photo on Instagram captioned: “We have been blessed two times over.” The photo displayed Beyoncé in a maroon bra and silky, sky blue bottoms with vibrant colored flowers resting behind her as she clings to her visible bump. This post publicized her second pregnancy, in which she is expecting twins.

Lady Gaga will replace Beyoncé as the headliner on April 15 and 22. She confirmed this by tweeting, “Let’s party in the desert!”

Billboard confirmed that it was crucial for Coachella to find a female artist to headline because there has not been one since 2007.

After Beyoncé’s announcement, ticket prices for Weekend 1 reportedly dropped 12 percent and for Weekend 2, they decreased by 2 percent.

Some members of the BeyHive are so furious that Beyoncé will not be performing at Coachella that they decided to sell their tickets. Angry reactions flooded Twitter when Coachella released the change in the lineup.

This music festival provides more than just music. The experience allows fans to eat some of the most delicious snacks — wood-fired pizza and sizzling burgers. Vendors throughout California, such as Free Range, Backyard Bowls and The Church Key, travel to the 99,000 capacity area to sell their most iconic meals.

Some other dining and drinking opportunities are the “Outstanding in the Field” and the “Craft Beer Barn,” which are outside dining ran by reputable master chefs and bartenders.

Following her appearance at Coachella, the “Telephone” singer begins her Joanne World Tour in August 2017. She will be traveling across the U.S.

The headliner for April 14 and 21 is Radiohead, and on April 16 and 23, it is Kendrick Lamar.

Featured Photo Credit: Feature photo courtesy of WikiCommons.

Rachel Bucchino is a freshman civil engineering major and can be reached at 

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