Why pregnant Beyoncé won’t perform at this year’s Coachella Festival

Pregnant Beyoncé has confirmed she won’t be performing at the 2017 Coachella festival on doctor’s orders, but will prove herself useful come 2018.


A rep for the “Lemonade” singer told PEOPLE.com that she will instead, headline the festival in 2018.

Considering the advanced state of her pregnancy, doctors advised that any high-profile performance between now and April when this year’s Coachella festival is scheduled to hold, will be an unnecessary risk.

Goldenvoice and Parkwood, director of the music festival, released a joint statement on the canceled performance last Wednesday.

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 promoter said.

“However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival.

“Thank you for your understanding.”


Beyonce was declared a headliner for the event last January, but her announcement with husband Jay Z that they’re expecting a set of twins threw the organizers off balance. Search for a replacement is underway.

Although the 35-year-old performed at this year’s 12 February Grammys, fans are hoping she’d be strong and healthy enough to spice up the popular festival.


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