Post by BonnarooDetective on Feb 20, 2014 1:17:15 GMT -5
Beck and Outkast are the obvious answers.
Beck is playing other festivals, not sure if Bonnaroo simply passed on him or if the schedule simply didn't pan out.
On the other hand, it seems like AC/Superfly simply dropped the ball on Outkast. Outkast is booked at every festival in the world, and I know others have speculated it might have been a matter of a radius clause with another festival. However, Bonnaroo should have been waiting at the front of that line. Outkast has been one of the most common headliner requests for years on this board. Inforoosters were clamoring for Outkast when it was irrational to clamor for Outkast. Now they're finally back and we miss out.
I can understand a desire to differentiate from other festivals and strive for a unique lineup, but Outkast just seemed like such an obvious (and apparently relatively inexpensive) get. I'd be really interested to know what went into that decision.
I promise I won't turn every post into Kanye, but did they not see the results of the Kanye vs. Outkast poll? Outkast won by multiple landslides.
Jan. 23rd Sam Smith
Jan. 29th-Feb. 6th MMJ's One Big Holiday
Mar. 27th the Decemberists
Mar. 31st Neil Diamond
Apr. 1st the Moody Blues
Apr. 18th Steve Winwood
May 1st-3rd Beale Street music fest
June 10th-15th Bonnaroo VIP
June 17th-20th Gentlemen of the Road Stopover: Waverly IA
July 22nd My Morning Jacket: ArtPark
July 24th-26th Newport Folk Fest
Aug. 14th My Morning Jacket: Red Rocks
August 29th Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field with Cheap
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.