What Coachella 2017 Will Mean For Dance Music Moving Forward
In this thoughtful piece on Coachella, industry trends and the lifespan of EDM, music writer Connor Jones uses past lineups and EDM industry shifts and evolutions as well as 2017 Coachella lineup predictions as he makes an argument for a likely EDM-heavy Coachella lineup to drop come January, signaling anything but a waning fad.This article originally appeared on We Got This Covered
With 2017’s festival season looming on the horizon, fans are already hungry for the first round of lineup announcements from the majors. At this point, all we know is that DJ’s Snake and Khaled have proclaimed themselves as performers at the upcoming edition of Coachella, while an annual prediction with a history of foreseeing the festival’s lineup at a high degree of accuracy offers some clues as to what we might expect next year.
A travel website called TravelGrom offers up predictions about Coachella’s incoming lineup each year with a surprising success rate. Last year, TravelGrom accurately predicted 64% of the lineup, so their insights are nothing to scoff at. They’ve already released their predictions for 2017, and glancing at the list we see a number of enticing possibilities. Aphex Twin (who’s making his first stateside appearance in eight years at Houston’s Day For Night fest next month), Cash Cash, Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz, Kygo, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Justice, Slushii, Tycho and What So Not are just a few of the electronic acts that grace the list, alongside plenty of names from other genres...