With Eminem, Beyoncé and the Weeknd slated to headline the 2018 edition of Coachella, some people are questioning where the rock bands are — and none more adamantly than One Direction boybander Louis Tomlinson.
Just seen the Coachella line up .... Where the fuck are all the bands !? It's a festival !?— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 3, 2018
But in addition to the fest's lack of a guitar-driven headliner, plenty of people seem specifically upset over the inclusion of Eminem on the lineup. Despite getting fellow headliner Beyoncé to guest on his recent Revival LP, tweeters are up in arms about Slim Shady's headlining spot, questioning his relevancy in 2018.
remember when Beyoncé was supposed to play Coachella last year then Lady Gaga had to step in anyways I hope Eminem gets pregnant and they call Gaga again— Mike And Sully From Monsters Inc Were In Love (@_cornpalace) January 3, 2018
Who are these out of touch bookers that are trying really hard to make Eminem relevant again? Really? Headlining coachella? I'd rather watch Ricky Ray perform "No Means No" for two hours straight at a strip mall in Oshawa.— p a t t y d z a d d y (@thisisgrump) January 3, 2018
When Eminem comes out and performs Revival at Gov Ball and Coachella pic.twitter.com/5ALOMfCrYa— Rubix The Don (@DonRubix) January 3, 2018
The only way I would fuck with eminem's coachella performance is if he reenacted the freestyle championship from 8 mile with all of the original surviving cast members.— TV Girl (@tvgirlz) January 3, 2018
Hell, Perfume Genius has even challenged the rapper to a physical duel.
For everyone asking...Yes I plan on fighting Eminem at Coachella. I want to joust— Perfume Genius (@perfumegenius) January 3, 2018
It's not all mean-spirited, though. Festival head Kevin Lyman had some kind words for Em, recalling the rapper's former stint on the Vans Warped Tour back in 1999.
As previously reported, Coachella will take place over two weekends in Indio, CA, running April 13 to 15 and April 20 to 22.
Order Eminem's latest album, Revival, on CD via Umusic.