As the countdown to festival season begins, some fests are happy to announce their line-ups (Langerado!) while others prefer to hold back. Keep people guessing. Build the anticipation. Of course that starts the rumor mills churnin’, and the first rumors about Coachella come from Rolling Stone, who are speculating that Britney Spears will make her way to the heralded festival this year.
The thought is that Britney will do a dance tent set, as Madonna did in 2006. Interestingly, Britney’s touring schedule has a big gap in it between stops in L.A. and Anaheim, California, on Saturday, April 18, smack-dab in the middle of the fest. Other acts in the rumor mill considering stops at Coachella are The Pretenders, The Killers, Keane, We Are Scientists and festival vets Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In other festival news, Rolling Stone also reports that sources close to Phish say the band will headline Bonnaroo for two nights. It would be Trey Anastasio’s fifth time on the Bonnaroo stage, and Phish’s announcement in October that they’ll play three dates in 2009 makes the idea even more likely. VIP tickets and pre-sales go out with 2008, so if all this excitement is enough for you, hurry up and invest in the rumors now.