AceShowbiz - For those who are hoping to watch Solange Knowles perform at this year's Coachella, prepare to be disappointed. It has been confirmed that the 32-year-old songstress will no longer be performing at the annual festival due to production issues. The organizers announced the disappointing news through their Twitter account on Sunday, April 7.
"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," so the statement read.
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.— Coachella (@coachella) 8 April 2019
A rep for Solange declined to comment further on the announcement.
Even though there are no further details regarding the reason behind the cancellation of her set at Coachella, reports suggest that it may have something to do with the staging of her performance. After all, the sister of Beyonce Knowles often involved complex staging for her show. For instance, she brought around 100 performers and took over most of the building's interior when she took the stage at New York's Guggenheim Museum in 2017.
This news arrived shortly after a long-time stagehand for Coachella died at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California over the weekend. According to report, the man was "climbing the stage scaffolding to do some rigging" and he "fell about 60 feet to the ground." An insider added that he was not clipped in to a safety harness attached to a cable to prevent him from plummeting.
Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron confirmed the death in a statement, "Upon arrival, they discovered a worker at the concert staging area who had had a fall and had passed away. We responded to assist. It was an industrial accident."