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Winehouse pulls out of Coachella

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse had US visa problems last year

Singer Amy Winehouse will not perform at next month's US Coachella festival because of "legal issues", her spokesman has confirmed.

The 25-year-old had been expected to perform at the annual event in California, alongside Sir Paul McCartney and The Killers.

Winehouse was charged with assault last week for allegedly attacking a fan at a London party in September.

Being charged with a crime can make it difficult for people to get US visas.

The singer, best known for hits such as Rehab and Back to Black, is due back in court in London next week.

Chris Goodman said that Winehouse will not be flying to the US in "light of current legal issues".

Last year Winehouse was refused a US visa for the Grammy awards.

The decision was eventually reversed, but not in time for her to attend the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Winehouse is one of several acts set to perform in May in a week of concerts marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of Island Records.

The singer will appear alongside ska band Toots and the Maytals in the last of six Island Life concerts scheduled to take place at London's Shepherds Bush Empire.

Other acts performing over the course of the week include Keane, the Fratellis and Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens.

The concerts form part of the Island 50 festival, which includes a photographic exhibition at The Vinyl Factory in London's Soho and the publication of Keep On Running: The Story of Island Records.

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