Beyoncé is dropping out of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this year. The cancellation came about after Queen Bey heeds her doctor’s advice.
On Thursday an announcement to the Associated Press, the pop diva’s Parkwood Entertainment and festival promoter Goldenvoice said Beyoncé had to cancel the gig.
Coachella released a statement on their Facebook page. “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,” the festival promoter explained.
Recently, the very pregnant diva gave a glimpse of a spectacular show. She showed how she could possibly manage her highly-anticipated date in Indio. She presented a nine-minute act of the songs Love Drought and Sandcastles at the Grammys.
Evidently, her performance at the Grammys was spectacular and ethereal. But people still deliberated on how Beyoncé would handle the dual weekend event in the desert. Obviously, she would be further along in her pregnancy.
Clearly, the Beyhive is not happy with the announcement. They found out they won’t be seeing the Queen at the festival. The cancellation outraged many. Unfortunately, they now have to wait until next year to see her slay the festival stage.
The fans took to Twitter to air their grievances. And obviously, Beyoncé’s declared absence made the fans lose their interest. After all, her performance was their wish. Most of them decided to attend Coachella this year only to see Queen Bey on stage.
Disappointingly for Bey fans, Coachella’s website specifies, “This ticket is not subject to any refund, bears no cash value, and is not redeemable for cash. Artist and set times are subject to change without notice.”
So far, there are no updates if tickets will be refunded or who will replace Beyoncé. Now, followers are trying to sell their tickets as they decided to ditch the festival too.
And Beyoncé’s withdrawal did not only hurt the fans but the promoter as well. Ticket sales for the initial weekend of the yearly festival have plummeted by 12 percent.
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is slated for April 14-16 and April 21-23 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.