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Kate Bush

At the weekend the New Yorker published a profile of AEG Goldenvoice, which seemed to claim that CEO Paul Tollett would refuse to book Kate Bush.

The comments - "No one would understand it!" - swiftly went viral, prompting a response from a representative working with Kate Bush.

The quote runs as follows:

"It was never Kate's intention to play any more shows than she did in London. The show was conceived for a very specific type of venue. No discussions were ever had with Kate about playing any festival, including Coachella."

In addition to this, Paul Tollett clarified the events to the Los Angeles Times. "Even going back before Coachella (started in 1999), Goldenvoice has been after her for 25 years... She just doesn’t do very many shows."

Tollett was asked if Kate Bush was considered to take Beyoncé's slot at Coachella this summer. "That’s not the right place to put her — as a replacement for Beyoncé on a Saturday night," he said.

"She’s never played in America, and to think that could be arranged in 30 days, that would be impossible… We’ve had a long history of delicacies at Coachella, and that is one of the ultimate delicacies. Of course we would want that."

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