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.
Everything Everything, Maisie Peters, The Murder Capital and Wunderhorse have also been announced.
Richard Ashcroft, Circa Waves, Beabadoobee and more are also set to perform.
Lime Garden, Caity Baser and English Teacher are also among the new additions.
Self Esteem, The Vaccines, Beabadoobee, Squid and more are also performing.