I doubt the Mau5 or Skrillex will be there. I wish though 😜
I guess Spooks has a definition of "big name EDM artist" that differs from mine. I only brought up deadmau5 because he played TI in 2010, and the fest has a history of EDM acts in recent years that push ticket sales and appease the younger crowd -- Disclosure, Porter Robinson, Girl Talk, Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Major Lazer are all big, recognizable crowd friendly EDM acts in my book. I just don't think Massive Attack would headline without an act in that vein, and could see a bigger name topping the bill with them subbing.
Although they didn't headline, just last year Major Lazer and Disclosure are "big name EDM" that Treasure Island booked. Seeing how eclectic Saturday vs. Sunday has become, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw more DJs being booked.
Did anyone ever consider Frank Ocean a possibility...? With a new album soon and random appearances at Bonnaroo and Pemberton... He'd make a nice Saturday headliner... Will I get bashed for this lol
Why would he be on Sunday? Rap artists always seem to be booked on Saturdays at TI. Also, I think he would definitely fit in on the lineup. Good call.
Not going to bother looking up the tour dates but Zedd or Dillion Francis seems like EDM acts that would fit the bill. Still think Massive Attack headlines though.
I know that they are touring...I consider myself their biggest fan.
Let us all pray that Basement Jaxx end up on the line up...
I hate that TI's every act has to appeal to teenagers and college kids.
similarly there is a precedent of dj shadow and cut chemist playing treasure island, and there is a conspicuous lack of SF date. regarding "coming back" from Canada they are both based in california, one of them in the bay area, so they are coming back here regardless.
now fuck off.
And I don't think any of us are dreaming for the Fiver to be headlining TI. We are just throwing out logical Saturday EDM acts that would be a big enough draw to headline TI. Deadmau5 subheadlined 4 years ago so moving up to the headlining slot would seem reasonable.
It's all happening
If someone tells me to charge my phone - god dammit.