After months of rumors, Madonna has confirmed she will perform April 30 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The artist will appear backed by a live band in the festival'

After months of rumors, Madonna has confirmed she will perform April 30 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The artist will appear backed by a live band in the festival's dance and electronica-oriented Sahara Tent, which has been headlined in past years by Kraftwerk, Underworld and Fatboy Slim, among others.

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

That trek is expected to begin in May and visit much smaller venues than the artist has frequented in the past. It comes in support of Madonna's 2005 album "Confessions on a Dance Floor," which has sold 1.29 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Madonna joins recent additions Daft Punk and Massive Attack on the bill for Coachella, which will be headlined on April 29 by Depeche Mode and April 30 by Tool.