Diplo says Coachella has run out of 'nice' headliners and is now simply 'Influencer Survivor'

  • Diplo informed The Hollywood Reporter that Coachella would not have the “nice superhero acts” it used to.
  • He mentioned there’s simply not that many “nice” headliners left to e book.
  • The DJ recalled Pink Scorching Chili Peppers and Daft Punk as a number of the greatest headliners. 

DJ and music producer Diplo says Coachella has run out of “nice” headliners to e book and that the desert pageant is now extra like an “Influencer Survivor” than ever. 

Diplo informed The Hollywood Reporter that Coachella is just not what it was. 

“I feel they actually may be having a tough time reserving headliners,” Diplo informed THR. “There’s not a lot left. We type of left the period of nice superhero acts, just like the Pink Scorching Chili Peppers or Daft Punk. Now they e book acts like Dangerous Bunny and Blackpink, who’re cool, however they’re simply probably the most High 40 there may be. It is virtually like they’re stadium acts.”

Diplo additionally informed THR that this 12 months’s Coachella pageant was extra like an “Influencer Survivor” than ever earlier than, echoing remarks he made on the “Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon” final April when he first equated the pageant to the castaway actuality TV competitors. 

He informed THR that he thinks Coachella producers might “have a tough time” reserving large acts “as a result of I feel there’s not lots of actually culturally related new acts.”

“I noticed Labrinth,” he mentioned. “That was wonderful. I feel that represents actual Coachella. He is a part of the zeitgeist. However the remainder of it simply felt like they needed to scramble to seek out issues that had been cultural touchstones, but in addition might deliver an enormous crowd in.”

Diplo, now a world-famous DJ, first carried out at Coachella in 2005, lengthy earlier than the influencer period. He has since carried out at Coachella thrice, most just lately in 2019, though he carried out an invite-only after-party present this 12 months, based on The Desert Solar.