Prince headlining at Coachella
EmptyNEW YORK -- Prince will make what is believed to be his first U.S. festival appearance ever at Coachella this month. Organizers confirmed Wednesday that the artist will headline the Saturday (April 26) lineup, joining previously announced headliners Jack Johnson (April 25) and Roger Waters (April 27).
The addition is reminiscent of 2006, when Madonna joined the Coachella bill just a few weeks before the show. But she performed just five songs in the dance tent, whereas Prince will play a full show on the main stage.
This year's Coachella also will feature performances by Kraftwerk, Portishead, the Verve, Aphex Twin, My Morning Jacket, Spiritualized, the Breeders and Serj Tankian.
"In this year of a lot of festivals, we think we've dug pretty deep," Coachella booker Paul Tollett said. "We're in our ninth year, and this is a really great addition to the whole story. It's exciting to add another artist into the mix that hasn't played festivals."
Prince, who has been a rumored Coachella headliner for several years, has just one other date on his upcoming schedule: a June 16 show at Dublin's Croke Park.