Kanye West
But pulled out over the stage size...

TMZ reports that Kanye West was due to headline this year's Coachella - but pulled out after a disagreement with organisers.

The dual-weekend desert festival returns in April, and will be headlined by Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande.

Reports are coming in, however, that Kanye was slated to dominate the bill, before deciding against performing.

The reason? The stage is too small, seemingly. TMZ reports a source close to the hip-hop icon describing the 40x60 stage space as "artistically limiting".

"These 40×60 stages are so archaic," the source said. "It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago."

The stage set up at Coachella is handled by Goldenvoice, who also constructed the ambitious glass box set for Kids See Ghosts at Camp Flog Gnaw in 2018.

TMZ reports that source saying that Kanye is now "done with performing at festivals" - a shame, given how powerful his Glastonbury set felt to anyone in the crowd.

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