Beyoncé postpones Coachella performance to 2018
The organizers of Coachella better hope Beyoncé isn’t entirely irreplaceable: The superstar has dropped out of the festival’s 2017 lineup on advice from her doctors, Coachella announced Thursday.
“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,” read a statement posted to the festival’s official Facebook page on Thursday.
The post went on to say that the Grammy winner will instead headline the following year, at the 2018 festival.
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Beyoncé announced earlier this month that she was expecting twins with her husband, Jay Z, in an Instagram post that went on to become the most-liked photo in the app’s history.
At the time of the announcement, questions lingered over whether or not Beyoncé would honor her two high-profile performance gigs, at both the Grammys and as a headliner at Coachella.
At the Feb. 12 Grammys ceremony in Los Angeles, she made an unannounced appearance, performing “Love Drought” and “Sand Castles” off her newest album, Lemonade.