But it's not being lackadaisical about PR, is it? It's a total non-issue. Bill Callahan is still playing, they've decided to put him on the Garden Stage, where he belongs. In fact, they could have just done that anyway, without putting ANY kind of announcement out.
And yes, I do think it will sell out for the next 5-10 years because it is an amazing festival, with an incredibly strong line-up, and little communication problems (if you do see them as problems) are not going to stop that.