I don't think the problem is an inherent one with festivals in general, but some of them (Coachella, Bonnaroo) have just become those big fucking hairy ass deals that dreteact from what made festivals cool in the first place.
But it is bullshit if this is true. Since this came out I've read that the Coachella folks really did want Kate Bush, but whatever.
These festivals have become a bigger deal than any single headlining tour. They snag the meatiest headliners and fill their roster with acts that guarantee $$$ and that morons from all over the world will collectively flap their arms and scream "OMG."
Paging all millennials: Quit your job and come to Coachella! Or use your vacation time and come to Coachella. Either way, we know you're stupid enough to do it, so do it. Our poster is in the background on New Girl, so you know you have to go.