The high-profile performance would be considered risky given the advanced state of her pregnancy at the time of the set in April.
“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,” Coachella promoter Goldenvoice and Parkwood Entertainment said in a joint statement Thursday afternoon. “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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The Lemonade singer, 35, was announced as a headliner back in January, but the performance was thrown into question after she revealed that she and husband Jay Z were expecting twins several weeks later.
- With reporting by SARAH MICHAUD