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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

Charli XCX is also really low.

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

weirdly heartened to hear that puddle of mudd are still going

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

it's very terrible, this is true.

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

TITP turned into a shitter V festival

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

maine, tbf

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

is there something particular about Maine?

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

Hopsin's Wikipedia entry is depressing.

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

never heard of hopsin

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

Imagine Odd Future, but even shittier.

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

'featuring everlast'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pixies seem like an incongruous inclusion too.

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

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

I win

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

Redlight King, god they are so bad

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

helicoptering in!

maffew12, Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:05 (two months ago) Permalink

You could certainly do worse than that for a Boomer rock cruise

You can't see it but I had an epiphany (Champiness), Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:16 (two months ago) Permalink

the local media are generally unimpressed with the soul'd out festival lineup with the exception of leikeli47, i get the disappointment but the only one that really stands out is the continued inexplicable popularity of reggae mike love, who's above kadhja bonet for some reason

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:31 (two months ago) Permalink

oh my god I wish reggae Mike Love’s artist name was actually Reggae Mike Love

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:40 (two months ago) Permalink

http://i64.tinypic.com/2a9u0rq.jpg

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:42 (two months ago) Permalink

That was worth the right-click

yuh yuh (morrisp), Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:45 (two months ago) Permalink

i like how noddy's puncture just made their logo their name in arial

still smarter than the logo approaches of "slillmarillion" and "afterslow"

i don't really have a choice but to call reggae mike love reggae mike love, there's literally no other way to differentiate him from non-reggae mike love

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Is altres a band or the sponsor

You can't see it but I had an epiphany (Champiness), Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:58 (two months ago) Permalink

possibly the best lineup, not the worst, but the most-bemusingly-conceived overall festival?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzZsvi0WkAE7eSR.jpg

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 15 February 2019 07:24 (two months ago) Permalink

it’s just following in the uk’s footsteps.

susanna is a delightful interview!

maura, Friday, 15 February 2019 14:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Public Image Ltd With John Rotten Lydon From PiL

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 15 February 2019 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Who would pay to see Lydon in 2019?

yuh yuh (morrisp), Friday, 15 February 2019 16:11 (two months ago) Permalink

i heard PIL is still p good live

the lineup is sweet bruce smith from pop group and lu edmonds from mekons

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 15 February 2019 16:15 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

thread consistently delivers

mh, Monday, 4 March 2019 18:57 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://s0.2mdn.net/6035383/SPSS-2019_970x250.jpg
Don't want to make any personal value judgments but thought you folks would be enthusiastic to see this

You can't see it but I had an epiphany (Champiness), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:32 (one month ago) Permalink

The Ticketmaster page reveals that this might be a concert series and therefore not a festival lineup per se, but there's more quality acts over in that direction

You can't see it but I had an epiphany (Champiness), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:37 (one month ago) Permalink

i expected to see the glastonbury lineup in here

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Hereford Live made a strong claim last year (Peter Andre, Cheeky Girls, Midge Ure and one of the guys out of The Real Thing) but with this year expanded to two days and what I can only assume are the headliners announced, I think I can safely say this year has knocked it out of the park.

Saturday - Gareth Gates and Dappy (him out of N-Dubz)
Sunday - Cascada and Ultrabeat

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 22:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Can't decide if this is the 50th anniversary of 1969 or 25th anniversary of 1994 or 20th anniversary of 1999.

Sam Weller, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 09:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Came here to post the same poster (but probably different joke).

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 13:55 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean there are some great artists on that bill... but the cumulative impact is very WTF.

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 14:16 (one month ago) Permalink

There isn't an act on that poster that I'd wanna see. The closest is The Zombies, but not in 2019.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 14:29 (one month ago) Permalink

I guarantee Courtney Barnett’s band live is better than whatever your current favorite band is.

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 14:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Lollapalooza's lineup includes all 3 of Coachella's headliners this year https://t.co/zm2i8wPZTo

— BrooklynVegan (@brooklynvegan) March 20, 2019

Position Position, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:12 (one month ago) Permalink

I know Tame Impala has been on the steady rise, but Lolla/Coachella headliner is ... huh. Have the Black Keys been on vacation or something?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:17 (one month ago) Permalink

back to prog in the park for a moment, it's quite something that they got none other than thee roger dean to design the festival font!

andrew m., Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:18 (one month ago) Permalink

And his mother to do the layout.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Josh, are you going to Lolla?

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:22 (one month ago) Permalink

You know, I haven't gone in years, tbh. It's become such a gross scene of bros and bad smells. Plus it's a red flag when there are something like 170 different acts but usually only 5 or so I'd want to see it, while at the same time the scale and layout more or less makes it impossible to easily discover new things.

So no, likely no. My kids have asked about it, but only in the context of fashion. They've never mentioned the music.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Have the Black Keys been on vacation or something?

Pretty much. They went on hiatus after the last album bombed. Auerbach's been doing solo stuff and producing. Drummer dude married Michelle Branch or something, and toured w/her.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

The Black Keys just announced a large arena tour.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 16:59 (one month ago) Permalink

xxp Took my daughters to Lolla last year. Four days of Chicago heat and sun was too much: we arrived at 2 on Thursday and immediately saw kids getting taken to the medical tent. And only a handful of bands that really interested me.

My daughters though had a much longer list and loved it. Really friendly and well run for such a big fest (and, yes, drunken teens and bros in basketball jerseys).

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:11 (one month ago) Permalink

lmao Shaq is on the lolla lineup this year

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:31 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

lol Tarquins Gin Terrace

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:00 (one week ago) Permalink

No idea if that's Alex James' new band or not

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:07 (one week ago) Permalink

I know, I know... Not a festival but...

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk summer concert series:

June 14: The English Beat
June 21: Smash Mouth
June 28: Everclear
July 5: Pride & Joy
July 12: Foghat
July 19: Taylor Dayne
July 26: Bad Company's former lead singer Brian Howe
August 2: Y&T
August 9: Living Colour
August 16: 10,000 Maniacs
August 23: Journey's former lead singer Steve Augeri (lol what?)
August 30: Papa Doo Run Run

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Yo & Tengo

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:30 (one week ago) Permalink

James is sitting this tour out.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Living Colour though!

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd love to see Y&T assuming Dave Meniketti is still in

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Uh there seems to be a problem because BOC is not on the Beach Boardwalk lineup

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:41 (one week ago) Permalink

man I never make it to those Santa Cruz shows but I think I might just see the Beat given Rankin' Roger's death. I'd see Living Color too.

Taylor Dayne is playing some fucked up venues on what I assume is her comeback tour. Her other bay area show is at some family run theater in San Leandro.

akm, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 22:43 (one week ago) Permalink

setlist.fm has her averaging 11 clubs and county fairs and casinos a year for the last four years (fewer, but some, every year from 2008). presumably she has a fanbase that don't care very much about that website and some gigs go unrecorded.

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 23:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Fuck me, this is the saddest festival I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/LZg6SqYqzX

— Mike Jennings (@mikejjennings) April 11, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 April 2019 10:57 (one week ago) Permalink

breakfast v much looking like the highlight there

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 12 April 2019 10:59 (one week ago) Permalink

missed that important lollapalooza update

some friends who went to a lot of festivals a decade ago used to joke that lollapalooza's headliners were usually the headliners from the previous year's coachella. we're apparently at full parity now

mh, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I hope they've DNA authenticated that old random bloke without mullet is actually Pat Sharp!

calzino, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:13 (one week ago) Permalink


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