BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
Beyonce would have been the first female artist to headline Coachella since Bjork in 2007, but her impending pregnancy has nixed those plans.
The singer, who is expecting twins, has pulled out of her headlining slot at the two-weekend festival in Indio, Calif.
Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment released a statement that confirmed she will be back for the 2018 festival: “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, (Coachella producer) Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for understanding.”
Goldenvoice hadn’t announced a replacement for Beyonce; other headliners at Coachella are Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar.
Beyonce showcased her growing baby bump during her performance at the Grammy Awards earlier this month.