February 14, 2008 21:12

Why won't My Bloody Valentine reunite at Coachella?

Festival founder Paul Tollett reveals reasons

Why won't My Bloody Valentine reunite at Coachella?
The Coachella Festival recently revealed its 2008 lineup for the three-day event in April, which includes headliners The Verve and Portishead.

Notably absent from the lineup were My Bloody Valentine, who were expected to reunite at the California desert festival.

Coachella founder and organiser Paul Tollett explained to NME.COM why the legendary shoegazers will not be performing at the Coachella Festival this year.

"I was hanging out with (My Bloody Valentine frontman) Kevin (Shields) over at the Led Zeppelin (reunion concert in December), and he said it was just too early," Tollett said. "Coachella's in April and I don't think they'll be ready yet."

Tollett added, "You know it's hard to get 125 bands into the middle of the desert in April. I'm really excited that The Verve will make it. They've been on my list to try to get for years but I never thought they'd get back together."

As for My Bloody Valentine's fans in the US, Tollett offered some words of encouragement. "Don't worry--they'll come to America."

Meanwhile, the band are set to play summer festivals in Europe, as previously reported.

The Coachella Festival takes place April 25-27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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