Solange cancels Coachella performance after “major production delays”

The singer was set to perform next Saturday...

Solange has announced that she’s cancelled her Coachella performance after experiencing “major production delays”.

The R&B star was set to perform across two Saturday performances at the festival – on April 13 and 20 – but organisers confirmed on  Sunday that both appearances would be cancelled.

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

It’s yet to be confirmed if the production delays will be ironed out in time for her other festival slots – including a headline appearance at Primavera Sound later this year.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that a stagehand died whilst working on some rigging for Coachella.

According to TMZ, the tragedy took place Saturday morning (April 6) while the stagehand was working on a stage at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The victim was climbing the stage scaffolding before falling 60 feet to his death, eyewitnesses have said.

Goldenvoice, the production company behind Coachella, released a statement Saturday afternoon, confirming the death and expressing its grief over the loss, describing the worker as “a friend, a family member.”

“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 20 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 2019 kicks off next weekend (April 12-14), and will feature appearances by Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, Janelle Monae, The 1975, BLACKPINK, Pusha-T, KiD CuDi, Juice WRLD, Khalid, Kanye West, and more.