“No discussions were ever had with Kate about playing any festival.”
A spokesperson for Kate Bush has denied she was turned down by Coachella after a report yesterday (April 10) claimed festival curator Paul Tollett was given the opportunity to book her but opted against it because “nobody is going to understand it.”
The enigmatic singer-songwriter has now clarified that she never actually intended to play any more shows outside her 30-date residency at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in 2014.
“The show was conceived for a very specific type of venue,” a statement from her spokesperson sent to FACT this morning insisted. “No discussions were ever had with Kate about playing any festival, including Coachella.”
Bush’s 30 sold shows in the UK in 2014 were her first run of gigs since the late ’70s – but has to this date never performed in the US.
Coachella 2017 takes place April 14-16 and 21-23 this year, with Skepta, Lady Gaga Future, Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez, Thundercat and Mitski all performing.