Eh, you have to understand - despite our general distaste for them, RHCP are still one of the biggest "modern rock" acts in the United States. There are TONS of people who would see the Coachella lineup and be all "lolz whodafuq is the knife" and be totes amped for RHCP, just like there were people who didn't know d*ck about Radiohead outside of "Creep" but went to Bonnaroo ready to CRUSH SOME BEERS before rocking out to "Under the Bridge." They're a huge draw, and fests need acts like that to keep the idiot masses happy and at bay.
So what are everyone's thoughts behind the new tent? Maybe separating trap, dubstep, and radio EDM from "higher quality" electronic and synth pop acts?
I'm not so sure it's going to be an additional tent, maybe just a "new" one - as in, changing the style/format of one of the existing ones. If it is an additional tent though, I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case. I mean, isn't that kind of what's happened with the Mojave over the past few years? The cheese is in the Sahara, the more quality stuff gets moved to the Mojave?
I got the impression they were adding a whole new structure, but I agree its already pretty much divided.
I mean, isn't that kind of what's happened with the Mojave over the past few years? The cheese is in the Sahara, the more quality stuff gets moved to the Mojave?
Yeah, essentially the better stuff is in the Gobi and Mojave. The issue with that is last year for example, on Sunday. The Mojave went First Aid Kit - Wild Beasts - Beats Antique - Araab Muzik - Gotye. The Gobi had Real Estate - Thundercat - Gaslamp Killer (during Araab Muzik actually) - Airplane Boys. Seems that an additional electronic tent would make sense leaving indie/folk/punk acts etc. in the Gobi and Mojave. That way Beats Antique and Araab wouldn't have followed First Aid kit and Wild Beasts while overlapping the Gaslamp set.
Plus after acquiring the polo fields and extending the contract with Indio one could assume some permanent changes are in the works. Plenty of places for another tent if that's the case.