It’s nearly time for music fans to enter the gates of the Empire Polo Fields for Coachella’s first weekend festivities. With just a few days out, Reddit users are tirelessly swapping rumors online about the fest. Thankfully we’re here to break down some of the most plausible ones. The “One Week to Go Rumor Roundup” covers rumors regarding new stage designs, surprise guests and lineup add-ons. The most popular rumor circulating on the subreddit is the design and placement of the rumored new Sahara Tent.
We’ve previously discussed the possible confirmation of a new groundbreaking Sahara Tent megastructure. Well now fans are anxious to breakdown the details surrounding the stage design and orientation of the Sahara. There is speculation that the stage will be placed alongside the South East side of the tent, allowing for less overcrowding—a serious issue that has plagued the Sahara over the years. A fellow Reddit user compared the Sahara’s new screen orientation to the Ultra Worldwide Stage, with another user confirming the rumor.
A few other topics of discussion are the possibility of either Zhu or Malaa joining the Do-Lab lineup or playing at one of the many after parties. And there’s the constant buzz about Chance the Rapper‘s appearance considering the multitude of collaborations he’s done over the past year. And lastly, Rezz seemingly hinted (in now-deleted tweets) at the possibly of her closing out the Sahara—or at least a set near closing time.
Today a festival layout map leaked online as well so you can take a look at the layout changes.