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?

http://i.imgur.com/7SgZu9W.jpg

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

http://riseabovefest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/MONDAY-RAF.png

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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-U9mjWCQAAZu_s.jpg

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:

http://static.deathandtaxesmag.com/uploads/2015/02/amnesia-rockfest-2015-lineup.jpg

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

Nurse With Would

Neil S, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 12:54 (four months ago) Permalink

http://www.beardedtheory.co.uk/line-up

Friday
SKUNK ANANSIE & SLAVES
THE ALARM
FEROCIOUS DOG
JAYA THE CAT
FLIGHT BRIGADE
Faerground Accidents

Saturday
SEASICK STEVE
NEW MODEL ARMY
Alabama 3
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
Anti-Pasti
Skippinish
Josh Doyle
THE MOCKING JAYS

Sunday
MADNESS
VINTAGE TROUBLE
GLASVEGAS
SUGAR HILL GANG & FURIOUS FIVE
THE SELECTER
Nucleus Roots
GOLDBLADE
Smiling Ivy

Rhoda Ziegler, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 12:55 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.moonstock2017.com/moonstock-2017-lineup

though ozzy performing during the eclipse kinda sounds cool

just another (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 17:43 (four months ago) Permalink

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Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 24 April 2017 23:26 (three months ago) Permalink

that festival should practically be in BBS font

Neanderthal, Monday, 24 April 2017 23:27 (three months ago) Permalink

lol sick puppies

maura, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 03:18 (three months ago) Permalink

art of anarchy now has scott stapp on vocals

maura, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 03:19 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

will probably be a mushroom cloud of Aqua Velva

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Thursday, 1 June 2017 00:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Saw this advertised in the paper today. Aside from the headliners, bits of Saturday are salvageable, but not Sunday.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBzpSy7XcAEhkYV.jpg

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:07 (two months ago) Permalink

IMO!

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:08 (two months ago) Permalink

de la soul and steve mason (no idea what his more recent music is like) and then no thanks

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:11 (two months ago) Permalink

(and actually I've seen de la soul at a festival before and it wasn't that great a show)

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:11 (two months ago) Permalink

somehow I find "John Lewis Food Village" provides the grimmest lol

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:35 (two months ago) Permalink

"Food? Yeah there's a Waitrose round the corner"

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:36 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Now.

I'm not saying this is the worst festival, right?

Because this is the "Worst festival lineup" thread. Which is a different thing.

so:

Bluesfest returns to The O2 with
some of the world’s leading
blues-inspired artists. Chic feat
Nile Rodgers headline the Friday
night and Daryl Hall & John Oates plus very special guest Chris Isaak will play the Saturday.3

Now.

YGM?

Mark G, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:08 (one month ago) Permalink

every artist on that list rules. Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers are also playing. RULES.

jamiesummerz, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:47 (one month ago) Permalink

As I say.

But: Bluesfest?

Mark G, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:48 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Hope And Glory fest mentioned upthread has gone totally tits up
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/live-hope-glory-festival-latest-13438301

PaulTMA, Sunday, 6 August 2017 14:30 (one week ago) Permalink

this "cancelling festivals the day of" seems to be a new, innovative trend

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 August 2017 14:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Postponed until 1970 apparently

PaulTMA, Sunday, 6 August 2017 14:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Usually these take the cake:

http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/

ROCK N' FUCKIN' ROLL

yesca, Sunday, 6 August 2017 16:23 (one week ago) Permalink

the Shiraz and Roll circuit

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 August 2017 16:29 (one week ago) Permalink

No line-up yet, and not sure just how much music there will be, but worth keeping an eye on for this thread: Conservatives to hold one-day festival after response to Jeremy Corbyn’s Glastonbury appearance

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman is credited with the idea, the aim of which is said to be increasing the party’s grassroots support.

[...]

Now, the Financial Times reports he has raised £25,000 for the event, which will be held in September. Freeman said he had also had “some wonderful offers of help of sponsorship and venues” and the idea for a right wing festival “seems to have struck a chord”.

He likened the one-day festival to a “cross between Hay-on-Wye and the Latitude festival” and described it as a reaction to the “increasingly corporate, expensive and exclusive” Tory party conference.

Freeman’s event will be invitation-only, with only between 150 to 200 people to attend. He said it would be like a “first rave, you’ll remember who you brought.”

“Aim isn’t Glastonbury (!) More like grassroots #PoliticsFest: Big Tent. Philosophy. Culture,” he added on Twitter.

Emphasis mine etc. etc.

Dancing on the Pylons, Sunday, 6 August 2017 18:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Rumoured line-up

http://i.imgur.com/dtuZR3c.jpg

starving street dogs of punk rock (Odysseus), Sunday, 6 August 2017 18:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Kate Bush is a conservative bastard?

JRN, Sunday, 6 August 2017 20:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Sadly, it seems that way (recent-ish interviews)

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 6 August 2017 20:19 (one week ago) Permalink

She thinks Theresa May is great

starving street dogs of punk rock (Odysseus), Sunday, 6 August 2017 20:32 (one week ago) Permalink

was not expecting this sad news when clicking on this thread

Gaspard de la Nuit: III. ScarJost (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 6 August 2017 20:32 (one week ago) Permalink

You could probably add Laura Marling to the bill, and Alex James of course. And might as well invite all the Blairite riff raff to this do as well, get fucking Lineker in there DJ'ing with Dan Hodges.

calzino, Sunday, 6 August 2017 20:46 (one week ago) Permalink

It would not surprise me that Laura Marling is a tory. Has she said as much?

PaulTMA, Sunday, 6 August 2017 21:14 (one week ago) Permalink

It would be even less surprising than Kate Bush, cos Marling is the daughter of a baronet rather than a doctor. Or does that work the other way round? Fuck knows. My only evidence is that Marcello once referred to her as a "Tory twat".

calzino, Sunday, 6 August 2017 22:17 (one week ago) Permalink

The one time I had to endure her live show she came across as stuck up and self-involved, so I guess there was always that

PaulTMA, Monday, 7 August 2017 14:04 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd assumed that the thread had been revived to talk about Wilderness ...

djh, Monday, 7 August 2017 17:00 (one week ago) Permalink

the sponsor banner at the bottom is amazing

mh, Monday, 7 August 2017 21:13 (one week ago) Permalink

£60's a lot for a quieter bar and different toilets

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 7 August 2017 21:24 (one week ago) Permalink

It is very reassuring that you can purchase Soylent Green Yeoman's Mash Pots at so many familiar and easily accessible discount stores.

calzino, Monday, 7 August 2017 21:28 (one week ago) Permalink

love mash love mash pot

niels, Monday, 7 August 2017 22:26 (one week ago) Permalink

PARTYBABY

JoeStork, Monday, 7 August 2017 22:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Would go to that. Incidentally, do you know S Club are now S Club 3?

sbahnhof, Saturday, 12 August 2017 10:39 (one week ago) Permalink

My only evidence is that Marcello once referred to her as a "Tory twat".

Who hasn't Marcello referred to as a Tory twat? He probably says it to himself in the mirror in the mornings.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Saturday, 12 August 2017 12:53 (one week ago) Permalink

who actually is "tony roberts (as seen at NTAF 2016)"?

presumably not the actor who starred in several early woody allen movies

mark s, Saturday, 12 August 2017 13:03 (one week ago) Permalink

What the fuck is a Yeoman Mash Pot

As an ilxor, I am uncompromising (El Tomboto), Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:07 (one week ago) Permalink

I mean, I googled it, but

As an ilxor, I am uncompromising (El Tomboto), Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:07 (one week ago) Permalink

winning an ilx vegetables poll near you in mere hours

mark s, Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:11 (one week ago) Permalink

I love how people are so ready to write off Laura Marling because Marcell o called her a "twat"

This took me 5 seconds of googling

https://www.ft.com/content/a63127c2-fe07-11e6-96f8-3700c5664d30

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 12 August 2017 15:36 (one week ago) Permalink

i saw this one in high school. it didn't go to midnight. they cut off the power in the middle of melanie's set, and she finished the song in tears, unamplified.

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Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 12 August 2017 15:47 (one week ago) Permalink

I love how people are so ready to write off Laura Marling because Marcell o called her a "twat"

This took me 5 seconds of googling

https://www.ft.com/content/a63127c2-fe07-11e6-96f8-3700c5664d30

― Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown),

you need a premium account to read it

starving street dogs of punk rock (Odysseus), Saturday, 12 August 2017 18:59 (one week ago) Permalink

if you google the url you'll get a readable link.

new noise, Saturday, 12 August 2017 19:02 (one week ago) Permalink


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