February 23, 2017


Beyoncé Cancels Coachella 2017 Performance Due to Pregnancy

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS

Beyoncé will officially no longer be performing at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2017 per her doctor's orders, The Associated Press reports. Instead, the entertainer (who is currently pregnant with twins) is now set to headline next year's festival. Her label Parkwood Entertainment and Coachella organizers Goldenvoice issued a statement to AP:

"Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyonce has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding."

As of press time, there is no confirmation of who will replace Beyoncé as the third headliner. Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar are the other top-tier performers at Coachella.

Beyoncé, who recently performed at the GRAMMYs 2017, announced she and husband Jay Z were expecting twins with an adorable Instagram photo. "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over," their statement read. "We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes."

This year's Coachella will once again span two weekends (April 14-16 and April 21-23), and takes place at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The xxLordeTravis Scott, Bon Iver, FutureDJ Khaled, Martin Garrix, Schoolboy QKehlani and others are also set to perform.

Next, watch Fuse First artist D.R.A.M. explain the massive effect of a Beyoncé co-sign: