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Diplo Unimpressed With Coachella Show, Thinks Fest Is “Having A Hard Time Booking Headliners”

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Given that the man once hosted a super viral party where he played well-documented elemental music, we’re not exactly counting on Diplo for the most accurate music. However, his latest is kind of a scratch: he said Hollywood Reporter He is not a fan of Coachella, in part because he believes the mega festival “may have a hard time booking headlines”.

For a refresher, Frank Ocean, BLACKPINK, and Bad Bunny headline the first weekend of Coachella 2023; After the former suffered an injury on the festival grounds, the recently reunited Blink-182 took his place for the second weekend. gold The Korean artist made headlines in festival history – Diplo misses white men!

“I suspect [Coachella] He honestly might have a hard time booking headlines,” said Diplo — who added that he’s “not a huge fan” of Frank Ocean — THR. “We left the era of great superhero acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers or Daft Punk. Now they book acts like Bad Bunny and BLACKPINK, and they’re great, but they’re only Top 40. It’s almost like they’re in the ballpark.” So, we should just imagine all the stadium tours that the Chili Peppers and Daft Punk have had.


“I think there’s not a lot of new work out there that’s really culturally relevant,” Diplo continued, a telltale sign for a guy who doesn’t put a lot of effort into discovering new music. “I saw Labrinth. It was amazing. I think that represented the real Coachella. It’s part of the zeitgeist. But the rest of it just felt like they had to scramble to find things that were culturally interesting, but could also bring in a great crowd.”

As for Diplo’s point, we can definitely see how he thinks Coachella is less like a music festival and more like an “influencer”. survivor. But then again – it still goes, right?

Some of the Coachella highlights Diplo may have missed: Dave Grohl screams with Wet Leg, surprise appearances from Zendaya, Björk and her army of drones, and much more. a result Summed up earlier this month.


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