Coachella festival organisers reportedly turned down the chance to book Kate Bush because they were anxious that people "wouldn't understand her".
Earlier this week (end16Apr17) reports based on quotes from entertainment agent Marc Geiger in a New Yorker magazine profile of Tollett claimed he'd nixed a potential Bush set at the Indio, California event this month (Apr17). "Have to!' 'No! No one is going to understand it'". "I'll say, 'She's never played here, and she just did thirty shows in the United Kingdom for the first time since the late seventies". Lending support to Tollett's version of the story, the Bush camp has released a statement that said, "No discussions were ever had with Kate about playing any festival, including Coachella".
Meanwhile Kate performed 22 sold-out shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo to critical acclaim, for what marked her first gigs since her one and only tour in 1979, but she is not sure if she will tour again after being "terrified" by her live comeback shows in 2014.
Kate Bush, just so you know, doesn't want to play Coachella. Goldenvoice CEO Paul Tollett says no in booking the "Don't Give Up" singer. The 58-year-old singer rose to prominence in the 1970s and later became the first British female solo artist to earn a number one album and also to debut at the top spot with her third LP Never For Ever.
So there you go Coachella festival goers.
"She's never played in America, and to think that could be arranged in 30 days, that would be impossible".
However, a spokesperson for the Wuthering Heights star has hit back at the rumours, insisting Kate was never in line to play the festival, which takes place over two weekends, 14-16 April (17), and 21-23 April.