We talk so much of fake news these days, it's sometimes easy to neglect that other popular faction of current affairs: ridiculous news. In a strange turn of events, a long-read titled 'The Mastermind Behind Coachella' in the current issue of The New Yorker, discusses how the festival promoter, Goldenvoice's CEO Paul Tollett essentially rejected the idea that Kate Bush would ever be invited to play at the Californian event.

By all accounts, Tollett presides over the selection and approval of Coachella line-up with resolute, tight control of every aspect of it. Indeed, the article reveals how he personally picked and booked all the acts playing this year (there are about 150 of them!).

One truly fascinating section in the feature includes a quote from the head of music at top agency, William Morris Endeavour, Marc Geiger, which provides an insight into how artist pitches might go down with Tollett. Geiger told The New Yorker: "I'll say, 'Kate Bush!' And he'll go, 'No!,' and we'll talk through it. I'll say, 'She's never played here, and she just did thirty shows in the U.K. for the first time since the late seventies. You gotta do it! Have to!'"

Tollett's shut-down response? "'No! No one is going to understand it.'"

That's right. Tollett's rejected the idea of Kate Bush on the premise that no one would understand her show.

A reminder: Bush sold out a 22-show residency of Before The Dawn at the Eventim Apollo in London in 2014 (her first stage performances since The Tour Of Life in 1979). The 405's reviewer said of the shows: "Kate Bush set out to deliver something unforgettable and certainly succeeded, but what she also achieved was to remind us of how powerful music can be. How these sounds and lyrics can conjure whole new worlds, tell us extraordinary stories and most importantly enrich our ordinary lives with a little bit of magic."

Importantly, Bush has never performed in the United States and, whilst one can imagine she'd sooner choose something like Glastonbury over Coachella as a festival appearance, a festival would actually be a great way to expose her music and artistry to a new audience, in an uncharted territory as it were.

Coachella recently came under fire when it was revealed that its owner, Phil Anschutz, was a far-right and Trump supporter. We are, however, going to stop short of making comment on Bush's recent admission of her admiration for Conservative Prime Minister, Theresa May.