Beyoncé Cancels Coachella Performance, Will Headline in 2018

blame it on Shake February 23, 2017


At the top of the year, Coachella announced the headliners for their 2017 festival: Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead. A month later, Beyoncé announced she was pregnant with twins.

You know where this is going…

Despite being able to rock the sh*t out of the GRAMMYS, the festival is still months away. And, in what shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, Queen Bey has officially backed out of her headlining duties and will no longer be taking the stage.

In a statement to AP on Thursday, Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said the pop star had to pull out under doctor’s orders. (Uh, duh.)

“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.”

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Originally set to perform April 15 and 22, Beyoncé will now be headlining next year’s festival. Coachella has yet to name a replacement.

UPDATE (2/28): Beyoncé out, Lady Gaga in.