Kanye cancels Coachella performance due to ‘artistically limiting’ stage design
As Coachella lineup news continues to leak, TMZ reported and Consequence of Sound confirmed that Kanye West is pulling out of headlining the Indio, California festival due to a disagreement in stage setup. The squabble was appears to be over the 40-by-60-foot stage setup, which West reportedly called “artistically limiting.”
“It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago,” a source close to West told TMZ.
Information on what West proposed has not been released, however, it’s been documented that Ye is looking to create groundbreaking performances in the future, noting his Saint Pablo Tour stage floated above the crowd. The Kids See Ghosts debut at Camp Flog Gnaw had Kid Cudi and West floating above the stage in a rectangular, glass box, and that show was produced by Coachella organizers Goldenvoice.
Goldenvoice did not accommodate West’s request and the two entities mutually agreed to separate. Childish Gambino and Rihanna are rumored headliners, while Justin Timberlake was reported to have a headline spot but canceled shows in 2018 and 2019 due to bruised vocal chords.
H/T: Consequence of Sound