While Coachella 2017 will blow your mind with its amazing lineup, now it’s making waves again for a very different reason. In fact, it’s #NoChella that’s trending, and the motivation behind it will totally make you enraged.
It may have been Beyoncé’s name on everyone’s lips when the lineup was announced just two days ago, but now peeps are talking about Philip Anschutz, who owns the festival’s parent company AEG Live. The AEG group (Anschutz Entertainment Group) has reportedly been a “financial benefactor” for groups such as the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Family Research Council and the National Christian Foundation, all groups that stand in opposition of LGBTQ rights.
On top of that, Anschutz also supports anti-gay legislation, such as Colorado’s Amendment 2 and is regularly connected to climate change-denial groups. Ugh.
Folks have taken to social media with the hashtag #NoChella to express their feelings about the sitch…
With the festival selling out in a mere three hours at nearly $400 per ticket, it will be interesting to see how the epic lineup of entertainers responds to these latest revelations.
Does Coachella’s owner’s beliefs/actions make you less likely to attend the festival? Tweet us @BritandCo!