I was inaccurate and forgot about Sasquatch. I have been trolling this thread because it is full of assholes who troll me non stop. I honestly do not give a shit about Coachella. I do find it hysterical that people who scream about its superiority all year long are now probably getting one of the worst set of headliners in recent memory though. I dont think LiveNation is superior to AEG or vice versa.
If you want me to speak honestly, I think all these festivals are homogenized to the point that no major difference exists between any of them beyond location anymore. I don't even think any gap exists between AEG and LiveNation. They all book the same shit for the most part. The exceedingly fewer differences in lineup have more to do with: tour routing, budgets, the size of the festival, the market they are catering to, in the case of this years potential Coachella headliners; their sponsors wishes (which is a first and concerns the hell out of me), and availability than anyone's fucking "taste."
Remember that time in the Hangout thread when people chipped in $20 to purchase a pass for a user who just got in a bad car accident?
yes but that act of selfless kindness is outweighed by the innocent naïveté and happy-go-lucky attitude of the people in the hangout thread.
you seem to forget that what is important is a general knowledge of every midsize to large festival in the United States, including but not limited to near total recall of the lineups of all midsize to large festivals for the past several years, the crowd size and demographics of attendees over the past several years of those same festivals, the original ownership of those festivals as well as whatever various changes have been made to their corporate structures, and what agencies have booked those festivals and any historical booking agency changes. Furthermore it is expected that given this information, one can add in data regarding the popularity and critical response to all live touring musical acts, as well as high level information about the recorded and live music marketplace and overall state of the music industry in general, in order to create an effective analysis of the booking patterns of these various festivals and how they are impacted by shared corporate ownership and/or booking agencies.
Only then can we truly determine if a given festival lineup is either (a) pretty good or (b) hot horseshit.
2017 Coachella WK 2 Kings of Leon w/ Deerhunter 04/28 Wolf Parade 05/10 Gov Ball (Fri Only) Dave & Tim 06/03 Iron Maiden 06/04 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 06/05 Osheaga U2 w/ Beck 09/03 Arkells 09/20 Gorillaz 10/05 Coldplay 10/06 CalJam 10/07