Liquid Sol Festival, Still With No Lineup, Moves to Glendale (Maybe)
I don't mean to run Liquid Sol down, in part because I understand that setting up a music festival has to be absurdly difficult and in part because there's really nothing in it for me if they fail; I'd much rather a "Coachella-like" music festival exist than not exist, all other things being equal.
But a delay of less than two months -- to a venue that appears to already be occupied -- and a one-day reconfiguration doesn't really address the problem they've been dealing with from the beginning. Would-be attendees have been worrying about whether they'd have enough time to pull everything off since April, when they were still running a poll asking fans to choose among a bunch of popular, expensive, completely different acts they might book. Even Coachella had to start someplace before it became "Coachella-like"; nobody knows, right now, what Liquid Sol is supposed to look like in that first, more specialized phase.
It was impossible, at this point, for them to put together a major-league three-day festival in three weeks. But unless they've been booking the lineup already, while they were out of the public eye, it's nearly as difficult to imagine a smaller Liquid Sol coming together by November.
We've put in a request to talk to the festival's organizers, and if we get a chance to do so we'll keep you updated. God knows I wouldn't mind, as an Illinois State Fair veteran, seeing the Beach Boys and Cheap Trick at the same show.
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