Music News

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.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

Alan Cross has 37893 posts and counting. See all posts by Alan Cross

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.