Reports claim...
jason gregory
08:43 26th January 2009

David Bowie is in talks to headline the 2009 Coachella festival in Los Angeles, according to reports.

Organisers are said to have launched a new bid to attract the singer after discussions for Bowie to headline last year's event fell through.

It's claimed that he has been asked to perform his 1972 album, 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars', in its entirety at the festival.

"Coachella tried to book Bowie last year and he refused, so they got Prince to headline instead,” a source told the Daily Stars newspaper.

“But there's a very strong chance they will be able to persuade him this year."

Bowie's 1972 concept album is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time.

The Coachella festival will take place from April 17th-19th. Prince, Jack Johnson and Roger Waters headlined the event in 2007.

Today's reports come less than a week after a Twitter user posting under the name David Bowie claimed the singer was working on new material.

A message on the micro-blogging website said: "Cheers from a snowy Berlin! Working on some new material!"

Bowie's manager and publicist have yet to respond to Gigwise's request for comment about the album claim.

David Bowie - Through the Years