“I’ve never performed at a festival,” Madonna said. (Then what the heck was Live 8?) “…and I’m especially excited about playing at Coachella before I start my own tour.”

Madge’s appearance will be a warm-up for her summer tour, which she has said will play smaller venues – something she hasn’t done since we can’t remember when.

The Coachella announcement comes on the heels of the recent line-up additions of Massive Attack and Daft Punk.

Coachella takes place April 29 and 30 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tickets are on sale; check www.coachella.com for more info.