Worst ever festival line up?

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This years T In The Park festival may have the worst line up In its history, but what are the worst you have ever seen?

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Thursday, 19 February 2015 23:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Most festival lineups in the past five years are interchangeable and indistinguishable from one another.

Tay-Tay Brooklynpants (Murgatroid), Friday, 20 February 2015 00:00 (two years ago) Permalink

i feel like the promoters arent even trying here

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 00:09 (two years ago) Permalink

a) if I were sorry enough to be one of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, I'd be quietly devastated by this poster; b) I'm amazed at the low billing of Jessie Ware and Modest Mouse.

Simon H., Friday, 20 February 2015 00:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Modest Mouse (the only band on the bill i like) have never had any hits in the UK

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 00:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Charli XCX is also really low.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 20 February 2015 00:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Hard to justify Jessie Ware being any higher on that bill. There's a couple of things I'd see on the Friday and the Saturday, but the Sunday looks pretty dire.

bae sremmurd (monotony), Friday, 20 February 2015 00:20 (two years ago) Permalink

admittedly I am prejudiced in that I have no fucking idea who the wombats are

Simon H., Friday, 20 February 2015 00:25 (two years ago) Permalink

I hadn't even noticed Jessie J was playing

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 00:28 (two years ago) Permalink

T in the Park is always wey-heytheladslagerlagerlager though isn't it so mid-tempo hands-in-the-air rock singalongs always the order of the day.

everything, Friday, 20 February 2015 00:58 (two years ago) Permalink

It wasnt like that when it started in Strathclyde Park, Hamilton.

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 00:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Sunday night line-up on the first T in the Park, Strathclyde Park July 1994:

Primal Scream
Del Amitri
Teenage Fanclub
Crowded House
The Saw Doctors
Gun
Grant Lee Buffalo
Baby Chaos

everything, Friday, 20 February 2015 01:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Id rather see Primal Scream headline T In The Park over Primark Scream who headline this years.

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 01:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Holy shit, that line-up's fucking awful!

You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Friday, 20 February 2015 01:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds headlining over The Prodigy? #scotland

You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Friday, 20 February 2015 02:00 (two years ago) Permalink

the prodigy headlined in 95 (was amazing). the next year they played about 3rd on the bill so in daylightdespite having had #1s and being huge. I forget if it was Pulp or Radiohead headlined that day. (i saw Leftfield instead of Radiohead and Afghan Whigs instead of Pulp)

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 03:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Leftfield finished about 20 mins before the curfew time so i left early to get a taxi up the road (was too knackered to walk 15 mins up the hill ) and i walked outside to the surreal site of 200 riot police in full kit. Nobody else around. Apparently a few hours earlier some motherwell casuals had crossed the park to try burst their way in. (half the park is in Hamilton half is in Motherwell and TITP was on the Hamilton side)

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 03:07 (two years ago) Permalink

the Kink Festival in Orlando last year had a solid 1-2 punch conclusion of Gojira and Mastodon, but the rest of the lineup was...

Puddle of Mudd
Nonpoint
Devour the Day
Crobot
Islander

the Puddle of Mudd show was so embarrassingly bad. at one point Wes (the lead singer) went on a weird (probably substance-inspired) rambling monologue, and then he says "so I talked to my mother this morning" and my friend yells back "and she said 'make sure to lock up when you come in tonight!'".

also they did a limp dicked cover of War Pigs god I wanted to murder em.

but seriously tho I know Mastodon/Gojira have a wider appeal than other metal bands but who the fuck thought pairing them with nu-metal acts that nobody likes anymore was a good idea.

oh and hardly anybody showed up until the last two bands, apparently the festival was a huge bust and did poorly financially

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Friday, 20 February 2015 03:12 (two years ago) Permalink

what a strange kind of festival to have gojira and puddle of mudd. I suppose mastodon have softened a bit so possibly could have fans of both but....

Never heard of the others.

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 03:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Nonpoint are having some kind of resurgence apparently. they opened for Megadeth and they had a fuckin' street team at the show (wtf is this 1999).

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Friday, 20 February 2015 03:17 (two years ago) Permalink

weirdly heartened to hear that puddle of mudd are still going

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 20 February 2015 11:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Guilfest wins this title every year but yeah, for a festival as big as T in the Park this is wretched.

Gutted that Wireless, which is around the corner from me, has leaned EDM this year. Kendrick and Nicki Minaj are playing, but Avicii and David Guetta are headlining. Clearly this is the summer of the EDM hacks.

Minaj moron (Re-Make/Re-Model), Friday, 20 February 2015 11:36 (two years ago) Permalink

I keep forgetting that people like The Script and Twin Atlantic (a) exist and (b) are huge. Only on ILM would anyone be surprised that Jessie Ware and Charli XCX are low on the bill.

Minaj moron (Re-Make/Re-Model), Friday, 20 February 2015 11:38 (two years ago) Permalink

New Prodigy single is the worst thing you will hear at that festival or at least joint worst.

nashwan, Friday, 20 February 2015 11:47 (two years ago) Permalink

it's very terrible, this is true.

I, (dog latin), Friday, 20 February 2015 12:10 (two years ago) Permalink

My vote goes to T in the Park 2015 (10-12 July)

kasabian david guetta sam smith (cajunsunday), Friday, 20 February 2015 12:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Note Nonpoint (here sadly identified as Non Point) crossover, but the lineup's a million times worse than the Orlando festival HSB mentioned.

contenderizer, Friday, 20 February 2015 13:53 (two years ago) Permalink

i take it that wasn't what rollins meant when he said he was going to rise above

let me be your fan taytay (NickB), Friday, 20 February 2015 14:30 (two years ago) Permalink

TITP turned into a shitter V festival

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 18:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Godsmack as a headlining act!?!

You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Friday, 20 February 2015 22:57 (two years ago) Permalink

maine, tbf

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Friday, 20 February 2015 23:13 (two years ago) Permalink

is there something particular about Maine?

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 23:59 (two years ago) Permalink

maybe not the worst ever but i follow fred durst for whatever reason and he posted this and it made me thinkg of this thread

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Hopsin's Wikipedia entry is depressing.

Tay-Tay Brooklynpants (Murgatroid), Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:52 (two years ago) Permalink

never heard of hopsin

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Imagine Odd Future, but even shittier.

Tay-Tay Brooklynpants (Murgatroid), Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:59 (two years ago) Permalink

'featuring everlast'

bizarro gazzara, Saturday, 21 February 2015 13:34 (two years ago) Permalink

It's still 2002 in vast swathes of America it seems

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 21 February 2015 13:40 (two years ago) Permalink

The aptly-named Amnesia Rockfest is always good for a laugh. This year:

At least they're honest.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 21 February 2015 14:39 (two years ago) Permalink

that's the ideal festival for someone who's been in a coma for 15 years whose family want to take them to see live music but their doctors don't want them to know how long they were unconscious for just yet

bizarro gazzara, Saturday, 21 February 2015 15:40 (two years ago) Permalink

that should say Michale Graves "formerly" of Misfits, dammit

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 21 February 2015 15:41 (two years ago) Permalink

I bet Snoop is in for a rapturous reception at that festival.

Matt DC, Saturday, 21 February 2015 16:00 (two years ago) Permalink

it'd be great if all he's doing is lecturing

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 21 February 2015 16:02 (two years ago) Permalink

The Pixies seem like an incongruous inclusion too.

Birds in Hell, Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

what's with all the bands having preplanned album sets. I mean I know this is a thing now and I've seen many shows like this and have no objection to the format, but the choices for the album are a bit weird. ie why aren't Deftones doing "White Pony", I know people like "Around the Fur" but it's pretty far removed from who they are as a band now. I realize "And Out Come the Wolves" was Rancid's commercial breakthrough but it isn't as if it sounds that different from their other albums, a mixed set would be more fun from them.

Offspring performing Americana? fucking terrible album! at least when they did Smash in its entirety last year it was fun to relive all of the songs that got me excited as a 13 year old.

Mostly tho this poster looks like it was pulled from 2003.

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:59 (two years ago) Permalink

http://www.rock-fest.com/lineup

I win

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Redlight King, god they are so bad

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:00 (two years ago) Permalink

re: Rise Above Fest, Butcher Babies are one of the worst bands I've ever fucking heard. There are plenty of phenomenal female-fronted metal/rock bands out there that are making great music. This one insults the audience by pretending these bands don't exist and presenting female-fronted metal as a novelty, solely playing off of the hotness of its two leads, while playing generic nu-metal that sounds fresh out of 2001.

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:16 (two years ago) Permalink

some decent (and once-decent) acts playing the amnesia fest. lost in time, but not complete garbage.

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:24 (two years ago) Permalink

I would go for Slayer, Bad Religion, Descendents, All, Buzzcocks, Flogging Molly, Coheed (fuck off), Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Melvins, Fear Factory, Down, and Propagandhi. not a bad lineup at all.

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Do Blink 182 still play arenas in the other area of the world?

chap, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 10:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oh Christ they still do here.

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Blink182-tickets/artist/945149

chap, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 10:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Agree that if that festival was going on in the UK it would be fairy refreshing

The best UK lineup I've seen so far (by far) is Safe As Milk, but it's £150 a ticket

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 10:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Actually it's £200 but you get a berth

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 10:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

had to sell my ticket for safe as milk :(

nxd, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 11:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Things you were shockingly old to find out: Erasure are still together and performing! Had no idea.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

was thinking the other day about how dull all of the mid-sized British festivals (and a lot of the smaller ones as well) look this year, everything boring 6Music-friendly schmindy with some half-decent dance music thrown in if you're lucky. Is it more homogeneous than in the past? Is it something to do with lack of Glastonbury this year meaning things will sell even if very dull?

Neil S, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

glastonbury is happening this year .. its next year they are taking a break.

mark e, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ah okay, thanks. I suppose that can be ruled out as a cause then!

Neil S, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There are three kinds of UK festival
- Super-commercial one-dayers headlined by Bastille
- Hippie ska drug-fests headlined by Gentleman's Dub Club
- Posho adult-oriented camp-outs set in the beautifully rainy Cotswolds headlined by Joanna Newsom

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

via chaki

maura, Friday, 10 March 2017 02:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Animal Collective playing a festival called "ID10T" ... please tell me that's real!

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Friday, 10 March 2017 03:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Monster Energy Drink Comedy Tent

I know those words, but that sign makes no sense.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 10 March 2017 03:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm sure pitchfork readers that were frozen in 2006 will be very excited if they thaw in time for Sunday.

Evan, Friday, 10 March 2017 04:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Cosplay Welcome!

flappy bird, Friday, 10 March 2017 06:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what's garfunkel & oates?

niels, Friday, 10 March 2017 06:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the last few festival line ups in this thread are kinda not that bad.

billstevejim, Friday, 10 March 2017 07:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 10 March 2017 08:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(pinkpop)

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 10 March 2017 08:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, c'mon..

Xpost-withdraw

Mark G, Friday, 10 March 2017 08:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

poor Richard Ashcroft

Neil S, Friday, 10 March 2017 09:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love Garfunkel and Oates. Two funny women who sing funny songs.

banjoboy, Friday, 10 March 2017 09:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't even remotely understand who that last festival is meant to be aimed at.

Moderat being billed higher than Blink 182 is pretty o_0 or do they play like arenas in that area of the world?

Roskilde goes on late and tends to put a DJ on after the headliner on the main stage, and I assume Blink are headlining a smaller stage.

Matt DC, Friday, 10 March 2017 09:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sum 41 too low

nxd, Friday, 10 March 2017 10:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Returning to that awful 1988 Reading Festival - No problem with the Friday, The Ramones followed by Iggy? c'mon.

The other days? Well, the best thing about that was that it was going bad year-by-year until that one, so It Had To Die!

Mark G, Friday, 10 March 2017 10:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love Garfunkel and Oates. Two funny women who sing funny songs

That's a relief, I thought it must be a new duo of Art Garfunkel and John Oates.

heaven parker (anagram), Friday, 10 March 2017 12:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

poor Richard Ashcroft

Just comeuppance imo.

chap, Friday, 10 March 2017 12:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

These people.

PaulTMA, Friday, 10 March 2017 14:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

PaulTMA, Thursday, 16 March 2017 22:51 (one week ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^^ winner

Ongar Is An Energy (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 March 2017 22:54 (one week ago) Permalink

That can't be real, surely!?

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Thursday, 16 March 2017 22:56 (one week ago) Permalink

What happened to Badly Drawn Boy? He was supposed to be a massive star, now he's spent over a decade propping up the bottom of shitty festival lineups.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Thursday, 16 March 2017 22:58 (one week ago) Permalink

I mean, fucking hell, you couldn't possibly come up with a worse line-up than that. Either way, it's some expert trolling!

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Thursday, 16 March 2017 22:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Last time I saw anything from BDB he was going mental and calling an audience cunts, chucking his harmonica at them

He seems really unpleasant

PaulTMA, Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Badly Behaved Boy

Ongar Is An Energy (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:10 (one week ago) Permalink

They should have got Crispy Ambulance to headline

PaulTMA, Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:11 (one week ago) Permalink

"Football Legends Charity Darts Match, Charlotte Church in Conversation, The Liverpool International Air Guitar Competition"

^^^ HMHB lyric

devvvine, Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:14 (one week ago) Permalink

"Try to imagine your favourite bands, huge tunes, combined with a decadent Victoriana carnival, wicked fun, with a heavy dose of outrageous sideshows, and you’ll begin to get a picture of what HOPE & GLORY festival is. A festival of proper music and real anthems."

AND they've got a clay trampoline, for those who'd prefer hospital.

sbahnhof, Saturday, 18 March 2017 05:00 (one week ago) Permalink

the fact that the twang have apparently been floating around doing their thing for over a decade now has gotten me down

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 18 March 2017 15:35 (one week ago) Permalink

'The Membranes & 25 Piece Choir'

?!?!?!?!&^&^%$$^^$^?!%>?{?!?!?

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:32 (one week ago) Permalink

"Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon"?

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:34 (one week ago) Permalink

that sounds like something v different than she intended

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:34 (one week ago) Permalink

"The Membranes will be bringing their critically acclaimed gig with a 25 piece all women choir to the Lexington on Friday June 3rd"

Looks like this is a regular thing at the moment.

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:39 (one week ago) Permalink

that sounds like something v different than she intended

Does it, though?

emil.y, Saturday, 18 March 2017 19:11 (one week ago) Permalink

"Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon"?

her whole current tour is billed as this.
and i bet its bloody brilliant.

mark e, Saturday, 18 March 2017 19:14 (one week ago) Permalink

it very well might be! I was only focused on the "dungeon" name, my only experience with her music is when the label was trying to push her as a Josh Groban-type artist which I gather she hasn't been doing for over a decade.

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 March 2017 20:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Explaining the Pop Dungeon concept, Church said: “Down the dark, dark stairs, upon the bloody gallows of soft rock, through the oubliette of cheese, into the torture chamber of disco, you are welcomed to the Late Night Pop Dungeon.

“The Grand High Executionatrix, dungeon mistress Charlotte Church ,and her ten-piece ultra-metronomic post-punk-disco-R’n’R’n’B backing band will give her MK Ultra treatment to the greatest tunes that time forgot, and some that will forever haunt our collective memory. Bring dancing shoes – the floor is on fire.”

soref, Saturday, 18 March 2017 20:32 (one week ago) Permalink

There is a festival planned for Pioneer Square in Seattle this year that has the worst lineup I've ever seen.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 18 March 2017 21:27 (one week ago) Permalink

This would have been the worst but it was cancelled.

yesca, Sunday, 19 March 2017 17:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Wonder why.

Re previous, Hope&Glory, dunno there are a few good things in there, and the rest are mostly not awful. if you were to watch until you were ready to move on, should be OK I think.

Mark G, Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:57 (one week ago) Permalink


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