The doctors have spoken, and Beyoncé is officially cancelling her headlining slot at this year’s Coachella, due to concerns surrounding her pregnancy.
Bey, who is expecting twins, issued a joint statement with her company, 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.”
The Coachella festival is set for April 14-16 and April 21-23. 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.
There is no word as yet as to who will replace Bey as the third headliner, next to Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar.