By Jeffrey Mitchell
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 3/10/08 – Prince has been inked to perform in his first major festival gig in years, the Coachella Valley Rock Festival, promoters said Wednesday.The Purple One will be the featured act on day two of the huge summer music festival, a three-day concert that runs April 25-27 in Indio, Calif. He joins a lineup of stars that includes Jack Johnson and Roger Waters, the former Pink Floyd singer-songwriter. Waters will close the festival. Also slated to perform are significant hit acts present and past including the Raconteurs, Kraftwerk, Portishead, My Morning Jacket, M.I.A., Death Cab for Cutie and the Verve. It is the first time the Royal Purple One has performed at the giant festival. Promoters and fans alike are a buzz with excitement after Prince’s last major super show electrified audiences two years ago with perhaps the most solid Superbowl halftime show ever. He rocked the world despite having to perform through a thunder and lightning laced cloud burst that soaked “His Purpleness” and the frantic excited crowd in Florida.