Christa42 Posted February 2, 2015 Share Posted February 2, 2015 Here is an article From Consequence of Sound discussing top bands who are still absent from US Festival lineups for 2015. Just posted the Coldplay part Link -http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/02/10-surprising-acts-still-missing-from-festivals/ 10 Surprising Acts Still Missing from Festival Lineups The good news is that there's plenty of time left in 2015. The beginning of every year brings the excitement of new music. Who’s dropping a new album? Who’s reuniting? Who’s making a return to the studio after several years of silence? The announcements come rolling out, and with them come the rumors. We keep track with our Festival Outlook, and things tend to run as expected. Some artists, however, never seem to move from “logical” to “confirmed.” 2015 has certainly been playing by a different rule book. Many of this year’s lineups see repeated acts from 2014. Big names working on new albums (Radiohead, anyone?) aren’t yet listed as making appearances. Then come the surprises. Sleater-Kinney said they wouldn’t play any festivals, but Primavera Sound snagged them for this year’s fest. Portishead and Kraftwerk have yet to agree to any US festivals. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift, Tool, and Chromatics are nowhere to be seen. So we’ve scoured the facts and compiled the 10 most surprising names still absent from 2015 U.S. festival lineups. Narrowing it down is hard when there are a lot of missing shoe-ins. Then again, maybe this is our reminder that festivals are growing harder to predict — or that the undercard acts are ready to steal the spotlight once and for all. So this one’s a weird one: Coldplay + new album usually equals festival dates. Other than a curious lack of shows behind last year’s Ghost Stories, Coldplay are usually festival staples even on their off years. Having played pretty much every major festival in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia multiple times throughout their career, the band are no strangers to the festival circuit. If A Head Full of Dreams actually turns out to be their last album, 2015 would have been the year to hit up all of the major American festivals. Though they recently played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits back in 2011, it’s been 10 years since their last headlining slot at Coachella, and they have never played Bonnaroo. Perhaps they’re holding out in order to finally make their leap into stadiums? Maybe they’re intent on finishing their album on time and foregoing any potential distractions. It’s a long shot, but is there some sort of confetti shortage? Regardless, it’s almost unsettling to not see their name on the top of at least one poster this year Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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