Beyoncé drops out of Coachella due to pregnancy concerns

Singer will not perform in 2017 but is set to headline in 2018 after her medical team advised her to ‘keep a less rigorous schedule’ due to her pregnancy

Beyoncé will not join Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar as one of the headliners at the Coachella music festival this April, after she was advised to pull out of the gig by her medical team.

The singer was set to headline the Saturday night show of the 18th annual festival, which takes place over two weeks at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in mid-April. But her doctors suggested she needed to “keep a less rigorous schedule”, according to a joint statement released to the Associated Press by her management team, Parkwood, and Goldenvoice, the promotion team behind the festival. She will now perform in 2018.

“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 and Arts Festival,” the statement read.

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