Grammy-nominated, singer/songwriter M.I.A. will make a return to the California desert next month at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. M.I.A. replaces Amy Winehouse, who was forced to cancel her appearance earlier this month due to an assault charge in the U.K., according to billboard.com.
This year will mark the singerâ€™s third Coachella appearance. M.I.A.â€™s two previous appearances featured electrifying sets and drew huge crowds. M.I.A. has been added to Saturdayâ€™s line-up featuring artist such as Paul McCartney, The Killers, The Cure, and Morrissey. The annual festival is set for April 17, 18 and 19 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA.
For the full 2009 line-up and updated information on Coachella, please visit www.coachella.com.