News: Amy Winehouse Shut Out Of U.S. Festival, Assault Charges Cause Conflict
Monday, Mar 9, 2009 9:42AM
Amy Winehouse's upcoming performance at next month's annual Coachella festival has reportedly been called off due to her recent assault charges.
The singer's rep confirmed Winehouse's appearance was cancelled.
Denying that she has actually been denied access to the United States, her rep Chris Goodman did confirm, "She cannot go because of current legal issues." (People Magazine)
In light of her legal issues, the Grammy-winning singer was reportedly denied a visa.
"Amy is absolutely gutted," an insider to The Mirror. "She was looking forward to getting back on stage and this was going to be one of the biggest shows of her life...As well as 75,000 fans, there would have been top record execs there too, so she might have even tried out some new material...But because of the court case she can't get a visa. It's a real setback after she has been getting clean from drugs over in Barbados." (The Mirror)
Winehouse was charged last week with assault for a physical altercation which took place in September.
A London police spokesman says that Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault after after an alleged incident involving a fan at a September ball in the city last year. The fan has been quoted in tabloids saying that she'd been hit in the eye after asking to take Winehouse's picture. She will appear on bail at City of Westminister Magistrates Court on Tuesday March 17th. (Entertainment Weekly)
The upcoming Coachella Valley Music Artst Festival in California will feature a variety of music acts.
This year's Coachella line-up includes Lupe Fiasco, The Clipse, Paul McCartney, Public Enemyy, The Knux, K'naan, My Bloody Valentine, Steve Aoki, Ida Maria and more. It returns April 17-19. (Billboard)
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