The doctors have spoken, and Beyoncé is pulling out of her headlining slot at this year’s Coachella, due to concerns surrounding her pregnancy.
The singer, who is expecting twins, issued a joint statement with her Parkwood Entertainment and Coachella producer Goldenvoice, telling The Associated Press that she plans on headlining Coachella in 2018 instead.
“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,” the statement said. “However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for understanding.”
Goldenvoice has not yet announced who will replace Beyoncé as Coachella’s third headliner, who was set to join Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar in leading the two-weekend festival in Indio, Calif.
Beyoncé, who would’ve been the first female act to headline Coachella since Bjork in 2007, was originally set to perform April 15 and 22, with Radiohead performing on April 14 and 21 , and Lamar on April 16 and 23.