Kanye West Didn’t Get His Giant Dome So He Dropped Out of 2019 Coachella
We now know the reason why Kanye West dropped out of headlining 2019 Coachella Music & Arts Festival.
According to Billboard, the Grammy-nominated rapper-producer wanted Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett and the organizers to construct a giant, custom-built dome for him in the middle of the festival grounds instead of on the maincstage. The elaborate stage production would have been built by Kanye’s collaborator and set designer John McGuire.
Executives at Goldenvoice, which produces the annual festival, told Kanye that building a dome within four months is logistically impossible because they would have to remove a large section of port-a-potties and rearrange the festival grounds.
So when the festival organizers said no to Kanye's request, 'Ye reportedly got irritated and declared that he’s an artist with a creative vision and doesn’t have time talking about portable bathrooms. Finally, while on vacation, the G.O.O.D. Music leader told them during a phone call that it was Goldenvoice's job to handle the portable bathrooms and abruptly hanged up.
After that, Tollett and his team at Goldenvoice talked with music manager Scooter Braun to see if his client Ariana Grande would headline the event. She agreed.
As we previously reported, rappers Childish Gambino, Kid Cudi and more are set to perform at 2019 Coachella. During the festival's two weekends in April, artists like Anderson .Paak, Jaden Smith, Tierra Whack, JPEGMafia, Wiz Khalifa, Sheck Wes, Juice Wrld, Virgil Abloh, Smino, TDE's SiR, Murda Beatz, Ella Mai, J. Balvin and even Idris Elba will perform. Gambino will be the sole hip-hop headliner on the first night of the festival.
Coachella will wrap up with performances from Pusha-T, YG, Playboi Carti, H.E.R, Rico Nasty, Blood Orange, Kaytranada, Khalid, Bad Bunny, SOB X RBE and others.
The 2019 Coachella festival will take place on on Fri, April 12 to Sat. April 14 and then Fri., April 19 to Sun., April 21. For more information, head over to coachella.com
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