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Published on August 8th, 2018 | by Alan Cross


How the balance of genres are changing at music festivals

Secondary ticket seller VividSeats took a look at how the mix of music is changing at some of the big American events. If it seems as if rock acts are being supplanted by hip-hop, you’re right–at least for a few events.

For example, take a look at how things have evolved with Coachella over the last five years. Hip-hop is up, rock is shrinking and EDM has apparently had its day–as far as Coachella is concerned, anyway.

Note that Coachella did not have a rock headliner 2018 for the first time in its history.

Well, what about Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or Austin City Limits? Click here for the results.


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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