To many of us, this year’s Coachella lineup looks like the best thing the festival has put together in ages. Radiohead! Dre and Snoop! So many ’90s-band reunions! A rare live show from the Weeknd! There’s just a lot to like. Diplo, however, does not agree.
As Pitchfork points out, Diplo went in on the festival’s plans in a Tweet that’s since been deleted: “maybe im just throwing shade but coachsmella looks pretty lame this year.. u used to be a place to check out new bands/music.” He went on to write, “besides snoop and dre thats boss shit right there” and “its like bootleg ultra w a few bands that are ’safe’.” Admittedly, the lineup does have its share of predictable indie bands and cheesed-out Euro-dance superstars, but those things have their place, too.
After a night of (I’m sure) quiet reflection, Diplo offered this addendum: “Why Whenevr I talk shit its a headline? #coolstorybro”