I've been hearing a lot about how the dance music side of Coachella dominated the landscape this year, as crowds at the "EDM" acts were overflowing out of the Sahara (and have been in the last few years) and at Calvin Harris on the main stage. Good for the pocket books at GV, but is it really necessary at this festival anymore?
Coachella is a well established festival, one of the biggest in the US, and tickets will move fast almost regardless of who is on the lineup. Why continue booking these "superstar DJs" that are simply Beatport top-10 jukeboxes in the flesh? It's a shameless cash-grab on the part of GV that is effectively denying tickets to those who would like to go and catch good music, and it's watering down the entire experience to those who are able to attend. There are (or at least seem to be) 3,924 other festivals in the Southern California alone that are solely devoted to this mindless drivel, so it seems quite redundant having said artists on the bill. The corona chugging bro-ragers and their bulimic basic chicks have many, many other opportunities to get their "EDM" fixes without destroying a great festival.
Ask yourselves, how much would the overall quality of music and the temperament of the crowd suffer if these "artists" were not booked in the future?
Adding more bands, rap acts, and quality electronic music will do nothing but improve Coachella. Less cheese = better experiences for all.