Lackluster Coachella Lineup Announced…

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Goldenvoice announced the lineup for the annual Coachella Music Festival, which will take place in Southern California this April. Every year it’s a huge debate whether to go back or not, however, this year the decision was much easier to make. We just don’t see it this time around. The lineup (pictured above) certainly includes some must see material. The newly formed Todd Terje live band and the super-duper techno group J.E.S. + S (featuring Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream, and Seth Troxler) would be enough to get our pants off, but not for the $1500+ we’d have to spend to see them. Money should never interfere with music, that’s not what we’re saying. It’s really not that glamorous is all. Diversity is rarely an issue for this festival, and in the case of this lineup it still isn’t. There’s just no “bang!” to the lineup, and from the feedback we’ve seen across the music community, we’re not alone in that sentiment. Apparently people still don’t care about AC/DC. It just seems like the organizers took the top 50 acts from every hipster music forum and made a bill out the averages, and then threw the world’s most generic rock band on top. Perhaps they should stop relying on Pitchfork for input and connect with the fans again, something that Coachella was once very respected for. What do you guys think about it?

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Posted on January 7, 2015, in Festivals and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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