The Coachella 2019 lineup should drop any day now – but, according to TMZ, don’t look for Kanye West to be part of it.
Kanye cancelled due to staging at the fest according to the website:
Multiple sources tell us, the sticking point was the stage. Kanye made it clear he wouldn’t perform on a traditional 60×40 foot stage because it was “artistically limiting.” Goldenvoice, which produces the festival, would not allow the stage to be altered or removed for Ye’s performance. In the end, we’re told Kanye passed.
As one source put it, “These 40×60 stages are so archaic. It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago.”
A Kanye source says after the Saint Pablo tour, Ye wants to give groundbreaking performances. As you know, the Saint Pablo stage moved over the crowd, and Kanye loved it.
Goldenvoice was not about to disrupt the entire festival just to accommodate Kanye, so it appears they have moved on.
As for who else is performing, well rumors have it that Childish Gambino is performing and Justin Timberlake may or may not also be there too. There are also plenty of other rumored artists, but, if things hold according to the regular schedule, we should find out who is officially performing early next week or, possibly, the week after.