The band are strongly rumoured to be topping the bill at the Californian festival next year...

RADIOHEAD are strongly rumoured to headline the COACHELLA FESTIVAL next year in INDIO, CALIFORNIA.

Taking place on May 1-2 2004, the festival is the west coast’s biggest festival, last year attracting Queens Of The Stone Age, Beastie Boys, Libertines, Iggy Pop and a reformed Iggy And The Stooges and [a][/a].

Further details of the line-up have yet to be confirmed.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Radiohead also plan to spend summer 2004 working on new songs – but intend to “have fun” rather than work towards a deadline to finish a new album.

Speaking in Scotland On Sunday magazine, bassist Colin Greenwood said that next year, following a brief tour of Japan and Australia, the group will start working on their next record. But they’re going to avoid putting any pressure on themselves to deliver an album quickly.

He said: “We’ll finally finish in the spring. Then we’ll work on songs. The plan is try to record for the sake of the songs rather than the sake of an album – no deadline or anything, just having fun.”

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