Could Radiohead be headlining the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California this year? VirginMegaMagazine says that it is rumored that Radiohead has been negotiating with festival organizers:
Rumors are starting to fly around 2003’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA, the closest event America has to Europe’s ever-popular festival culture. The dates have not been made official but sources won’t confirm or deny that it’s the weekend of Apr 26. Hotel prices in the Indio-Palm Springs area, where the event takes place on polo fields deep in the palm tree shrouded desert, have already been hiked up for that weekend and places are filling up quickly. One rumor had it that Radiohead were in negotiation as a headliner, but people in their camp (who probably hadn’t been to the event to understand its full grandeur) were not in full support of the maneuver. The dance tent possibilities look fantastic with talk of Underworld, Deep Dish, Groove Armada and Timo Maas ? if they add Satoshi Tomiie, Danny Howells, John Cramer and Stephane K, it would be unflappable. Last year The Strokes, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Queens of the Stone Age, Bjork, John Digweed and Prodigy all rocked the two-day event, which was held in stunning weather and went off with few complications. This year will mark the fourth annual event. Stay tuned for breaking news as things unfolds.
(thanks to Dan)