Deep pass unless I can score free tickets and transportation. Coachella is way too commercial / Billboard Top 100 now, they seem to base their bookings solely on social media following/popularity/guaranteed sales numbers, and it's become apparent since 2010, a very introductory music festival when you're 18-24 just getting into festivals, lineups got more and more bland/generic catering to mainstream crowds after 2009. Best years from '99-'09 when it was underground. I know there was a few dope dance music acts sprinkled in between 2010 to now but the number was so few (<5% of the total lineup) it wouldn't justify the price of going out there for 2-3 days. It's sad how commercial Coachella has gotten. The golden years were great. 2019 acts of interest Ame, Agoria, Amelie Lens, Aphex Twin, Blond:ish, Charlotte De Witte, Chris Lake, Cirez D, Deep Dish, Four Tet, Guy Gerber, Heidi Lawden, Hot Since '82, Lee Burridge, Nina Kraviz, Nicole Moudaber, Nic Fanciulli, Patrice Baumel, Stephan Bodzin, Tale of Us, is decent not bad, but they all play so frequently in LA and at other festivals, the most interesting acts to draw me in would be Agoria, Deep Dish for the reunion (12-13 years since I've heard Deep Dish play together since Dubfire went his own way) and Aphex Twin since he hardly ever plays in America and is a true pioneer of electronic music.
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Last edited by refuge on Jan-16-2019 at 07:26