Prince to headline Coachella Festival

United Kingdom United Kingdom | | 10 April 2008

The 'Purple Rain' star will be joined by Portishead and Kraftwerk on the Saturday night of the festival which takes place Empire Polo Field in Indio, California from 25-27 April.

The ninth edition of the festival will also include appearances from The Verve, Simian Mobile Disco, Fatboy Slim, Aphex Twin, Jack Johnson and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters who will be performing 'Dark Side Of The Moon'.

Prince’s inclusion on the line-up has added to the speculation that he could be set to play his first ever British festival at this year’s Glastonbury, replacing Jay-Z on the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night (28 June).

Jay-Z is said to be disgruntled by suggestions that he is to blame for the drop in the number of registrants signing up for the festival, and by the way his image has been perceived on internet messageboards.

However Glastonbury organiser, Michael Eavis, recently rubbished the rumours. He said: "I spoke to his people this weekend. Everything is fine. I’m excited."

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