Solange Knowles Drops Out of Coachella Due to 'Major Production Delays'

This would have been Solange’s second consecutive year performing at Coachella, and her first performance in support of her new album When I Get Home — which she dropped in March

Concertgoers heading to the this month’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will no longer be seeing Solange Knowles.

Though the 32-year-old “Cranes in the Sky” singer had been announced as one of the main acts for the two-weekend affair in Indio, California — with performances on both Saturdays (April 13 and April 20) — “major production delays” have caused her to cancel.

Reps for Solange did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment, but the music festival’s official Twitter account released a statement Sunday night on social media making the news public.

“Due to major production delays, Solange will unfortunately no longer be performing at this year’s festival,” the statement read. “She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future.”

Solange is known for her elaborate production numbers (a pair of shows at the Guggenheim Museum back in 2017 famously involved hundreds of performers).

This would have been her second consecutive year performing at Coachella, and her first performance in support of her new album When I Get Home — which she dropped in March.

Last year, Solange made a guest appearance with her sister, Beyoncé Knowles, during Bey’s headline-making sets. Beyoncé, 37, had previously joined Solange on the Coachella stage back in 2014, surprising fans during Solange’s first performance at the festival.

Meanwhile, news of Solange’s cancellation comes a day after a male stagehand for the festival fell to his death at the concert staging area.

Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron confirmed the worker’s death to PEOPLE on Saturday, calling his fall “an industrial accident.” The worker’s identity has yet to be disclosed to the public.

Goldenvoice, which puts on the Coachella Festival each year, addressed the death in a statement to PEOPLE.

“Today, Goldenvoice lost a colleague, a friend, a family member,” the statement read. “Our friend fell while working on a festival stage. It is with heavy hearts and tremendous difficulty that we confirm his passing. He has been with our team for twenty years in the desert and was doing what he loved. He was a hard-working and loving person that cared deeply about his team. As our lead rigger, he was responsible for the countless incredible shows that have been put on at the festival. We will miss him dearly.”

Coachella announced its 2019 lineup in January.

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala are set to headline the main stages with Zedd, Bad Bunny, Khalid, Kid Cudi and Pusha T. YG was also announced as a performer, as well as Tale of Us, Playboi Carti, Razorbumps, Sabrina Claudio, Ella Mai, J Balvin and Jaden Smith.

Kanye West will also bring his star-filled, invite-only Sunday church services to the party, with a sunrise performance of the gospel extravaganza on Easter Sunday.


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