Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Picture: Supplied

Beyoncé has cancelled her upcoming performances at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival under doctor's orders.

The 35-year-old singer, who is pregnant with twins, has confirmed she will no longer be headlining the annual event in lndio, California, in April, after being advised to "keep a less rigorous schedule," but will take to the stage there in 2018 instead.

The 'Pray You Catch Me' hitmaker's management company Parkwood Entertainment released a joint statement with festival producer Goldenvoice , saying: "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. However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding."

It is not yet known who will replace the 'Formation' hitmaker, who was scheduled to perform at the event on April 15 and April 22, making her the first female act to headline the festival since Bjork in 2007.

Beyoncé, who already has four-year-old daughter Blue Ivy with rapper husband Jay Z, announced last month that they are expecting twins and showed off her growing baby bump when she performed at the Grammy Awards recently.

Other performers at this year's Coachella include headliners Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar, as well as Lorde, the xx and Bon Iver.

Twitter started reacting to Bey axing Coachella's performance: