Beyoncé will not perform her headlining set at this year’s Coachella due to her pregnancy. However, it has been confirmed that she will headline the festival in 2018.
Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice issued the following statement to The Associated Press:
“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. However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding.”
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No replacement has yet been specified. This would have marked her first performance at the festival and the first female act to headline Coachella since Björk performed in 2007.
The festival will take place in Indio, California, over two weekends, April 14-16 and April 21-23. Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar are this year’s other headliners, while the lineup also includes Lorde, The xx, New Order, Future Islands, and Father John Misty.
Despite being pregnant with twins, Beyoncé performed ‘Love Drought’ and ‘Sandcastles’ at the Grammys. She also won two awards, Best Urban Contemporary Album (‘Lemonade’) and Best Music Video (‘Formation’).