Beyonce cancels on Coachella, promises 2018 appearances

Beyonce has two reasons to cancel her headlining sets at the Coachella Music Festival this year. In a blow to the California festival, which spans two identical weekends in Indio in April, the pregnant pop artist has announced that she'll be cancelling her...

Beyonce cancels on Coachella, promises 2018 appearances

Beyonce has two reasons to cancel her headlining sets at the Coachella Music Festival this year.

In a blow to the California festival, which spans two identical weekends in Indio in April, the pregnant pop artist has announced that she'll be cancelling her performances for health reasons. Beyonce is expecting twins later this year.

We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters

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That leaves Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar to headline Coachella, which runs April 14-16 and 21-23 at the Empire Polo Grounds. The bill also includes the xx, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Bon Iver, Future, Lorde, Justice, New Order and dozens of other musicians.

This would've been her first full performance at the influential festival, though she was a guest of husband Jay Z during his headlining set in 2010, and made another surprise appearance with sister Solange in 2014.

Beyonce's Beyhive, robbed earlier this month of a deserved Grammy for Album of the Year that even winner Adele admitted should've gone Bey's way, will have to subsist on the memories of her epic Grammy performance.

The twins will join Beyonce and Jay Z's first child, 5-year-old Blue Ivy, who made an adorable appearance alongside her proud papa at the awards ceremony.

-- David Greenwald
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