Friday, February 21, 2020

Coachella 2020: Beyond The Headliners - Hip Hop Edition

Coachella is that the most famous music festival within the world. And thereupon title comes great responsibility. per annum it attracts the most important names to both play and attend and thus per annum the lineup gets scrutinized unlike the other festival.

Whether there's not enough rock bands or the headliners don't represent where music is at anymore or having pop stars on the bill means it's sold out, year after year Coachella faces A level of critique usually reserved for female politicians and celebrities.

Of course a good amount of it's just people enjoying spitting their hot takes on the web , but the conversation around Coachella really does seem to distract from the very fact that the festival somehow manages to place together incredibly balanced lineups year after year.

A big think about all this is often that folks put way an excessive amount of weight on the headliners. Over the festival's three days almost 200 acts will perform and yet the three within the biggest font size on the poster eat up the overwhelming majority of the headlines and social media attention.

This is often particularly unfortunate because if there's one thing the Coachella bookers shine at it is the depth of their lineups and therefore the breadth of sounds covered therein.

With this in mind we thought it would be an honest idea to chop through the noise, forget the highest three rows of the daily lineup for a moment , and showcase just a couple of acts from each genre at Coachella 2020.

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