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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

i feel like the promoters arent even trying here

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

Charli XCX is also really low.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 20 February 2015 00:12 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

Simon H., Friday, 20 February 2015 00:25 (seven years ago) link

I hadn't even noticed Jessie J was playing

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

weirdly heartened to hear that puddle of mudd are still going

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 20 February 2015 11:07 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

it's very terrible, this is true.

I, (dog latin), Friday, 20 February 2015 12:10 (seven years ago) link

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

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

TITP turned into a shitter V festival

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

Godsmack as a headlining act!?!

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

maine, tbf

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

is there something particular about Maine?

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

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 (seven years ago) link

Hopsin's Wikipedia entry is depressing.

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

never heard of hopsin

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

Imagine Odd Future, but even shittier.

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

'featuring everlast'

bizarro gazzara, Saturday, 21 February 2015 13:34 (seven years ago) link

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

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 21 February 2015 13:40 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 21 February 2015 15:41 (seven years ago) link

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

Matt DC, Saturday, 21 February 2015 16:00 (seven years ago) link

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

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 21 February 2015 16:02 (seven years ago) link

The Pixies seem like an incongruous inclusion too.

Birds in Hell, Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:53 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

I win

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:00 (seven years ago) link

Redlight King, god they are so bad

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:00 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

I dunno, Bonnaroo marketed to jam band kids with the idea that jam band kids have wide listening palattes. That audience didn't go anywhere I don't think

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:30 (two weeks ago) link

a lot of large multi-day festivals just schedule a little bit of something for everyone instead of going down one specific lane. kills me when kids (including people up to early 20s here, now) complain that a main stage of a local festival is a snoozefest for the afternoon. that's when the middle aged and their small children just sit in a lawn chair and passively listen as their kids run around

mh, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:30 (two weeks ago) link

maybe you're right but this doesn't seem inclusive so much as chaotic, especially wrt to billing placement. Tenacious D goes sixth? Noah Kahan ahead of Flaming Lips playing Yoshimi? And who ARE 50% of these acts? i recognize only five names in the bottom nine lines, i probably need to listen more. maybe there's a unifying theme of crunchy jam that is going over my head

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

that all said, there's at least a full day of sets i would happily go to here

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

old people will see the Flaming Lips play earlier in the evening and leave before the young person act they've never heard of to beat traffic

mh, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:36 (two weeks ago) link

vulfpeck is a jokey, chops-y, music school grad funk pastiche act, some discussion here: Vulfpeck - C/D?

sault bae (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:36 (two weeks ago) link

Who is the "young person act" in the top five lines?

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:38 (two weeks ago) link

imagining the cognitive dissonance of setting up a day of going from Digable Planets to Vieux Farka to 100 Gecs to Yonder Mountain String Band to Chic

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

and do you go to the Yola stage or the Gex stage?

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

forks, this is fucking Bonnaroo, I don't know what to tell you

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:49 (two weeks ago) link

i mean, if you're arguing "it's just two decade old bonnaroo refried" okay, but it's not the current bonnaroo by any stretch of the imagination!
http://assets-global.website-files.com/63a1fbb20c336d8cd3d32415/63bd94401ea7fd37785c50ef_bonnaroo-2023-lineup-min-p-1600.png

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:51 (two weeks ago) link

ie you can pick roughly genre/generation amalgamated days for those dates in a way that echoland doesn't afford.
i am now wondering who the current touring members of 3-6 are

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:54 (two weeks ago) link

Bonnaroo has been bought by LiveNation and is basically a streaming numbers/tour booker clusterfuck.

This, however, is basically what you posted

https://external-preview.redd.it/4if0QUhbJRHNLi55bgvACUnjyfhaBRXvGmepI38H99A.jpg?auto=webp&s=8968678c2fcf679ada1a0efd7ebbbbeb91cc720b

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:54 (two weeks ago) link

Odesza over Lil Nas X?

abcfsk, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:55 (two weeks ago) link

xp we're not arguing with each other here, though i maybe like that 2002 bonnaroo lineup in toto better than the 2023 echoland.

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:56 (two weeks ago) link

Jurassic 5 = Digable Planets
Ween = Flaming Lips
Galactic = Vulfpeck
Ben Harper = Tyler Childers
Amon Tobin = 100 Gecs
Bela Fleck = Plant/Krauss
Phil Lesh & Friends = Phil Lesh & Friends

It's the same fuckin thing

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

Bela Fleck = Plant/Krauss

okay now you're getting a bit overexcited

i had never heard of or listened Liquid Stranger until today, sounds like a snowboarding video game or an nft

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:01 (two weeks ago) link

Bela Fleck and Alison Krauss are both bluegrass players who branch out, I don't know if you think Plant is gonna go up there and do "Tall Cool One" or what

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:06 (two weeks ago) link

I've seen both bands live, I'm aware. it's still a stretch imo.

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:09 (two weeks ago) link

i think you want to argue today though

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:09 (two weeks ago) link

marketed to jam band kids with the idea that jam band kids have wide listening palattes

this is 100% otm - the non-jambandy acts on that bill are all the nonjamband-type music that jamband ppl also listen to.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:10 (two weeks ago) link

Had been looking forward to announcement of the Just Like Heaven lineup (we had fun last year), but this is fairly weak:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FmsCesSagAM8ueq?format=jpg&name=900x900

Vexatious litigant (morrisp), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:12 (two weeks ago) link

if we're just using this to post lineups, gov ball dropped now
http://www.governorsballmusicfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/gb23-admat-transparent.png

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:14 (two weeks ago) link

xpost

I know a lot of y’all think you’re Real Haters and that hating on whatever the new thing in music is is always gonna be fashionable, but I need you to understand that the worst time in music history was the early 2010s, when bands that sounded like this were headlining festivals pic.twitter.com/kI2E5TPyvs

— Spicy Big Dad (@ObeseChess) January 16, 2023

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:14 (two weeks ago) link

whiney, if you would like to get mad about something, sofi tukker is now on a bigger line than pusha

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:15 (two weeks ago) link

xp, i think you're well aware that i not only like tuneyards but that i like that song a lot, so you can go play obese chess with spicy big dad

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:16 (two weeks ago) link

xpost I'm done with festivals, tbh. None of the stuff the kids like these days seems especially suited to see in a live setting

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:25 (two weeks ago) link

sofi tukker is gonna be kendrick counter-programming for the edm kids

sault bae (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:25 (two weeks ago) link

tuneyards is better than 99% of the acts on this thread, absolute truth, garbage tweet.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:32 (two weeks ago) link

Old and busted: "how many records have you sold?"

The new hotness: "what's your average festival font size?"

everybody was tofu fighting (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

whiney aren't you hype about big ears? i think yer only done with rock festivals.

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

Oh yeah, Big Ears all the way. I'm done with the big mega-festivals

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:36 (two weeks ago) link

between winter jazzfest and globalfest, i saw like 18 sets over the mlk weekend. festivals can be fun!

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:41 (two weeks ago) link

odesza taking over the world due to people a few years younger than me is def one of the biggest things i have no clue about

ꙮ (map), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 19:59 (two weeks ago) link

the last festival I went to that wasn't local was Unsound in 2019, so I'm probably due

mh, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 21:20 (two weeks ago) link

i'm going to Hell in the Harbor metal (outdoor) fest in May. haven't been to Baltimore since 2016 so will be nice. logistics going t o be 'fun' to work out but overdue.

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 21:58 (two weeks ago) link

festivals ultimately though are as good as the people putting them on. there are good festivals, there are bad festivals.

I get frustrated at the festivals that constantly require you to make poison pill choices between bands because everybody you want to see is playing opposite each other. that's the downside of those festivals that are packed with too many acts in a single day. also hate ones that have excess sound bleed due to stages being too close to each other. feels like sometimes listening to a Charles Ives piece.

I also prefer to take breaks. cannot sit through like 6 straight bands for like 8 hours. during the 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise I only ever saw 4 bands a day, whereas friends of mine made it to like 30-40 sets. I picked the ones most important to me and had a blast and yeah I missed a few I'd have liked to see but i wouldn't have enjoyed them if I got no breather.

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 22:02 (two weeks ago) link

it's a balancing act and criticizing other people for not being able to maintain a self-appointed quota is a fool's game.

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 22:10 (two weeks ago) link

Struggling to process this powerfully weird lineup. pic.twitter.com/idUYlRR9aj

— King Kitt, Bin Goblin (@IndustrialPet) January 22, 2023

nxd, Monday, 23 January 2023 11:28 (one week ago) link

damn Just Like Heaven with the big 'hey sorry you're 30 now but come relive college days' energies

nashwan, Monday, 23 January 2023 11:45 (one week ago) link

Is that real?

Cry for a Shadowgraph (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 January 2023 11:54 (one week ago) link

I cannot possibly count the times in my life I wanted to see both Big Country and Nazareth

The Myth of Sisyspacek (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 23 January 2023 13:02 (one week ago) link

But really the hidden gem here is two chances to see Drew Dixon.

The Myth of Sisyspacek (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 23 January 2023 13:03 (one week ago) link

so many bands where the lead singer is dead

soref, Monday, 23 January 2023 14:14 (one week ago) link

BAY CITY ROLLERS

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 January 2023 14:15 (one week ago) link

If I remember correctly, Rednex are now a franchise - if you have the necessary funds, YOU can start your own local branch of the Cotton-Eyed Joe hitmakers

— 🅡🅞🅑 🅜🅔🅢🅤🅡🅔 (@robmesure) January 23, 2023

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 January 2023 14:15 (one week ago) link

Per wiki

In early 2018 the Rednex performer pool grew to include 17 people... During the same weekend, August 10-12th, Rednex performed with three different line-ups in three different territories, totaling 13 performers, which was a new record. Zoe, Moe Lester the Limp, Spades and Pervis the Palergator did shows in Romania and Hungary, while Billy Ray, Ace Ratclaw, Boneduster Crock, Misty Mae and Jiggie McClagganahan did shows in East Germany (Berlin & Schwerin), and Abby Hick, Rattler, Cash and Joe Cagg did shows in West Germany (Bonn & Frankfurt).

Where did you come from, Crock Jiggie Hick

The Myth of Sisyspacek (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 23 January 2023 14:33 (one week ago) link

Moe Lester the Limp was totally robbed in that poll

The Myth of Sisyspacek (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 23 January 2023 14:58 (one week ago) link


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