It’s been claimed the rapper was in talks to headline
the California festival before stage disagreements
Kanye West reportedly pulled
out of Coachella
It was reported earlier this month that the
rapper pulled out due to disagreements in staging, but
Billboard has now reported further details of the fallout.
The site claim that two days before festival promoter Paul
Tollett was set to announce the Kanye West as a headliner, the
rapper asked for a new stage in the shape of a giant dome to be
built for him in the middle of the festival site.
It’s claimed the dome would have been designed by John
McGuire, one of West’s collaborators.
Coachella organisers Goldenvoice explained to the rapper that
four months would not be enough time to construct the stage as it
would require the promoter to rearrange the whole festival site and
remove a large section of toilets. It’s reported that West
reacted by saying he is an artist with a creative vision and
shouldn’t need to be discussing port-a-potties.
— Coachella (@coachella)
January 3, 2019
It’s claimed that co-founder Paul Tollett was in talks to
secure Ariana Grande as West’s replacement by the end of the day
and the singer was announced as a
headliner alongside Tame Impala and Childish Gambino on January
Kanye West is yet to comment on the claims.
The 1975, Solange, Khalid, Janelle Monae and Chvrches are also
set to take to stages across Coachella’s site this year.
West last headlined the event in 2011.
The sell-out festival will take place over two weekends,
12-14 April and 19-21 April 2019. This year marks the 20th
anniversary of the event and tickets sold out in six hours.
year’s headliners were Beyonce, Eminem and The Weeknd, while
the festival also saw performances from St Vincent, Haim and Cardi
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