Leadership / 01.16.20
Coachella, Bonnaroo Continue to Innovate With 2020 Lineups
Pollstar (01/10/20) Brown, Eric Renner
The 2020 lineups for California's Coachella and Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festivals offer hints into overall market development and growing competition between promoters AEG, Goldenvoice, Live Nation, C3 and AC Entertainment. Both events have diverged slightly from past festivals without compromising their creative spirits. For example, a reformed Rage Against the Machine, rapper Travis Scott and rhythm and blues artist Frank Ocean will headline at Coachella, covering a wide spectrum of styles, popularity and eras. However, Coachella 2020 will feature no female headliner. Meanwhile, Bonnaroo hopes to rebound after a sales low in 2016, with Tool offering rock nostalgia while Tame Impala will embody psychedelic and dance. The festival also will showcase Lizzo as the first female artist to reach Bonnaroo's top line since Björk in 2013. Both events also maintain industry leadership in experiential programming, with Coachella to host non-musical acts, along with high-end dining, a vinyl shop, a vintage market, art installations and its famous Ferris wheel.
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