Apparently "people wouldn't understand her"
Coachella reportedly turned down the chance to book Kate Bush.
A new feature in The New Yorker offers a behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of the festival. Marc Geiger, head of music at the William Morris Endeavour agency, says that Coachella rejected the idea of booking Bush because people wouldn’t “understand” her.
“‘I’ll say, ‘Kate Bush!’ And [Coachella CEO Paul Tollett will] go, ‘No!,’ and we’ll talk through it. I’ll say, ‘She’s never played here, and she just did 30 shows in the UK for the first time since the late seventies. You gotta do it! Have to!’ ‘No! No one is going to understand it.’”
Kate Bush returned to the stage in 2014 for 22 shows in London – her first live performances since 1979.
Coachella 2017 takes place this weekend (April 14 – 17) and the following weekend (April 21-23) in Indio, California.
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