Beyoncé is having a phenomenal start to 2017 — or so it seemed. In a startling turn of events, the "Sorry" songstress has some bad news for her fans attending one of the biggest music festivals in the world this April.
According to her rep, the Grammy Award winning artist has backed out of her headlining set at this year's Coachella festival, but there is still good news ahead.
Fresh off her stellar Grammys performance and recent trip to New Orleans with Blue Ivy and husband, Jay-Z, Beyoncé dropped out of this year's festival on advice of her doctors following her pregnancy.
Coachella posted on their Facebook a statement that read, "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, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding."
The Lemonade singer, 35, was announced as the festival's headliner back in January, but the performance was thrown into question after revealing she and husband Jay Z were expecting twins several weeks later.
But the news of cancelling on Coachella isn't taking too kindly with festival goers and fans on social media whose sole reason of attending was for Beyoncé.
They should cancel Coachella in its entirety until Beyoncé is able to perform.— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) February 23, 2017
In addition to selling their tickets, many fans are demanding a refund as they are not finding any solace in the fact that the singer, who's pregnant with twins, is now slated to headline next year's event.
I literally only bought a Coachella ticket for Beyoncé. This is stupid. Who wants my ticket?!— Amanda Castillo (@ACastillo121) February 23, 2017
The festival, which takes place in April, is still welcoming big names like Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, and Lorde, but that hasn't stopped fans for demanding refunds or selling their tickets online.
ok but @coachella better have planned a damn good replacement for Beyoncé— rosy mermaid (@greeentease) February 23, 2017
While fans are figuring out what to do with their tickets, Beyoncé and her team have yet to issue an official statement regarding the cancellation.
I spent regular price last year for my Coachella ticket & this year I had to spend $200 more just to make sure I had one for Bey.— WW (@IvyQuinnzel) February 23, 2017
While she will no longer be headlining the event this year, her rep confirms to the Associated Pressthat she will headline in 2018. Will you buy your tickets ahead of time or wait it out again?prev