Pop superstar Madonna is to make her festival debut this spring (06) when she performs at California's renowned Coachella festival.

The LIKE A VIRGIN singer will headline the Dance Tent on the event's second night and is already relishing the thought.

She says, "I've never performed at a festival. I'm especially excited about playing Coachella before I start my own tour."

Festival promoter PAUL TOLLETT adds the big name signing came by chance.

He explains, "We've got Daft Punk headlining the Dance Tent the first night and we were looking for something else that good.

"It just came up and we're super excited. She's so dance oriented right now."

Madonna has previously performed at day events, including last summer's (05) charity supergig Live 8, but her 30 April (06) Californian appearance will be the pop queen's first weekend slot.