Tipped by the internet to headline this year’s Coachella desert festival after Beyoncé’s famous Beychella takeover from last year, expectations of many came to a crash when the headliners were announced without the name of Kanye West inclusive.
According to Billboard, per insiders’ report, Kanye pulled out of the show after his demand for collaborator and set designer John McGuire be allowed to construct a dome tricked with high-tech production and immersive video for his performance only were denied him by Coachella parent Goldenvoice. Despite the fame the big name ‘Kanye’ would have added to the fame of the festival this year, Goldenvoice did not go with Kanye’s demands blaming it on lack of time to do everything within four months and also the stress of rearranging the festival’s site and removal of portable bathrooms to accomplish it.
Billboard disclosed, “West became irritated, declaring that he was an artist with a creative vision who shouldn’t be spending his time talking about port-a-potties,” and as such led to his hung up on the show organizers paving way for Thank You, Next singer Ariana Grande as show headliner.
Coachella this year is set to take place on the weekends of April 12 through April 14 and April 19 to the 21st. The show has on its headliners’ slot, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande, alongside other big acts such as, Janelle Monae, Solange, Kid Cudi and African royalties, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi.