Coachella have reportedly turned down booking Kate Bush for this year’s festival because “no one is going to understand it”.
The festival begins this weekend, and if the singer had been booked, it would’ve been her first ever US show.
The information has come from a new feature in the New Yorker, going behind the scenes with the bookers of the Indio, California festival.
Marc Geiger, the head of music at the agency William Morris Endeavour, is quoted as saying” “‘I’ll say, ‘Kate Bush!’ And [Tollet’ll] go, ‘No!,’ and we’ll talk through it. I’ll say, ‘She’s never played here, and she just did 30 shows in the UK for the first time since the late seventies. You gotta do it! Have to!’ ‘No! No one is going to understand it.’”
Kate Bush’s ‘people’ later responded with a statement saying that “no discussions were ever had with Kate about playing any festival, including Coachella.”
Kate Bush played her first live shows in decades back in 2014, bringing her Before The Dawn show to London’s Hammersmith Apollo for a month-long run.
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“For me, it was more than just a cover, it was emotional, and an experience I’ll always treasure.”
The release will contain her B-sides, rare tracks, covers, and 12” mixes in one collection.
The catalogue will include all of her studio albums, as well as cover versions and rarities.
Her 2014 residency lasted 22 dates at Hammersmith Apollo.