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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Charli XCX is also really low.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 20 February 2015 00:12 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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
Grant Lee Buffalo
Baby Chaos

everything, Friday, 20 February 2015 01:06 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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
Devour the Day

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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

weirdly heartened to hear that puddle of mudd are still going

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

it's very terrible, this is true.

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


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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

TITP turned into a shitter V festival

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

maine, tbf

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

is there something particular about Maine?

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 20 February 2015 23:59 (five 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


global tetrahedron, Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:27 (five years ago) link

Hopsin's Wikipedia entry is depressing.

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

never heard of hopsin

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

Imagine Odd Future, but even shittier.

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

'featuring everlast'

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

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

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

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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pixies seem like an incongruous inclusion too.

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


I win

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

Redlight King, god they are so bad

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

i was also at the Dodger Stadium show, Shelleyan Orphan was also on that bill. see The Cure: Classic or Dud? for my night.

c'mon morrisp, you are better than this and this is ILM goddammit. there is no need to call people "“uncle”! Lol. tho your last post sort of saves you a bit but the Pixies and the Cure connection is obvious. Throwing Muses playing again at a Cure show also seems right as well in 2019.

Bee OK, Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:56 (one year ago) link


I guess Throwing Muses and Pixies also have certain historical connections that I wasn’t thinking about

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:58 (one year ago) link

A: the mad decent festival seems like it was a trolling/fake thing since the beginning but I wont lie, it seems stupid fun and would have probably been a success considering everyone involved on the music-side.

I’ll say this, if one music label/collective could be branded into an amusement park / festival of sorts, mad decent would be it. Diplo and friends are in the very comfortable spot of influencing both the mainstream and the counter-cultural aspect of it, whatever that means.

The point is that if asked for investment money on a mad decent festival, I would have blindly said yes. Diplo alone has a connection with fucking everyone from Justin Bieber to Alan Vega.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 July 2019 06:25 (one year ago) link

B: I know a lot of people who are fans of Cure, Pixies and Deftones. I don’t see how those headliners are controversial in the same slot.

If we change those three headliners to something similar but not quite, likes let’s see:

Pet Shop Boys
Jack Johnson
Perfect Circle

Then yeah, I would have said: “this is a fucking terrible idea”, even though I wouldn’t mind seeing them in a different setting. However Cure, Deftones and Pixies together seem like it would attract a more common crowd than what you may think.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 July 2019 06:33 (one year ago) link

I can picture a white jeep circa 1999 with stickers on the back for Cure, Pixies, Deftones. And of course NIN. Likely RHCP or Jane's Addiction too.

bendy, Thursday, 25 July 2019 11:51 (one year ago) link

I can definitely imagine my friends who were into the pixies in the early 90s rolling their eyes at The Cure, but yeah by the end of the decade those two constituencies seem to have merged.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:06 (one year ago) link

that mad decent fest was definitely not a “troll.” it was heavily
promoted at the big festival here (boston calling) and the billie eilish show in june (she was one of the headliners and i’m betting she fueled a lot of ticket sales). the stadium where it was held was likely banking on it being huge as its concert schedule this year was much more sparse than 2018’s, which had taylor, beyoncé/jay-z, and two kenny chesney shows as its high points (this year there were only five shows total counting mad decent).

that said the heat this past weekend would have likely put the kibosh on it like it did with ozyfest in nyc. miguel can’t catch a break!

maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:08 (one year ago) link

never underestimate the festival promoter with "ideas" who books a bunch of different acts hoping they'll attract several distinct groups and bump up ticket sales

untuned mass damper (mh), Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:19 (one year ago) link

not to mention the world’s largest bouncy house

maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:24 (one year ago) link

tunes on the sand upthread has nailed the 'regional lib dem' aesthetic

devvvine, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:25 (one year ago) link

given the 80k capacity (and less than gushing publicity), i am suspicious that the ozyfest cancellation was a lucky case of them being able to make more money through insurance than ticket sales but what do i know.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 25 July 2019 16:28 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

I keep getting Amazon email spam for this festival, even though I've clicked "Unsubscribe" several times. Therefore, it is the worst festival:


paris geller spinoff pitch (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 18:21 (ten months ago) link

really gonna miss out on what's going on with Beeple and Ouchhh and "a drone light show celebrating women in tech"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 18:29 (ten months ago) link

I have a lot of feelings on this from multiple directions, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it doesn't seem like that compelling of a festival proposition

mh, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 19:20 (ten months ago) link

can't wait to see Kacey Musgraves (?!) perform as drones spell out ADA LOVELACE in the sky

mh, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 19:21 (ten months ago) link

looks fun and there's cheap tickets with various promo codes floating around out there. i'll be there.

DT, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 20:35 (ten months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I posted last year's lineup last year up above.
I think this one is less bad but a lot actually, but still...


Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:18 (nine months ago) link

jeez at sliding mastodon in on the second tier below limp bizkit

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 19 December 2019 06:26 (nine months ago) link

the amazon fest was great in case anyone cared

DT, Thursday, 19 December 2019 09:05 (nine months ago) link


Deflatormouse, Saturday, 21 December 2019 06:04 (nine months ago) link

Compared to everything upthread that one looks like good fun actually. Except for Snow Patrol. But why are they so far down the bill? Is this an old one?

everything, Saturday, 21 December 2019 07:52 (nine months ago) link

"Mushroom & DJ Milo" suggests this is a vintage '90s festival, not a retro '90s festival.

insecurity bear (sic), Saturday, 21 December 2019 08:29 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Not strictly a music festival, but still https://www.alostweekend.com/

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 10:45 (eight months ago) link

That is where you go if you've done a lot of bad things in your life

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 11:28 (eight months ago) link


babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:36 (eight months ago) link

this is almost too easy but it's kind of amazing


global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 17:13 (eight months ago) link


global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 17:13 (eight months ago) link

where the turds come sloshing down the plain

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 January 2020 06:32 (seven months ago) link

I caught The Hu a few months ago and they were excellent live. But probably better experienced in a club half-filled with every Mongolian-American in the metropolitan area instead of the middle of the day in a field with a bunch of Staind fans.

☮️ (peace, man), Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:53 (seven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Florida’s Sunfest consistently wins the title


afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 20 February 2020 14:26 (seven months ago) link

^moded billing for Melissa Etheridge, imo

Ticket Tout (morrisp), Thursday, 20 February 2020 17:57 (seven months ago) link

Wow i can see Kevin Gates AND Tower of Power!

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 20 February 2020 18:10 (seven months ago) link

melissa etheridge back to back with sean paul sounds good

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 February 2020 18:15 (seven months ago) link

you can hear come to my window then shake that thing LIVE and in quick succession

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 February 2020 18:15 (seven months ago) link

Come to my window
Gal dem lookin hype and I got to know

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 20 February 2020 18:25 (seven months ago) link

it's like a buffet including buffalo wings, sushi, lasagna, waldorf salad, and a basin filled with M&Ms.

Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:29 (six months ago) link

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal) at 12:10 20 Feb 20

Wow i can see Kevin Gates AND Tower of Power

this is actually really awesome

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:31 (six months ago) link

^^ that thought actually crossed my mind!

mh, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:40 (six months ago) link

would actually pay to see tower of power backing gates

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:38 (six months ago) link

Wish they still had Lenny

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:43 (six months ago) link

the thread where all the tower of power fans pop out of the woodwork

mh, Sunday, 23 February 2020 18:56 (six months ago) link

six months pass...

Not a festival but omg ew


Neanderthal, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 00:58 (one week ago) link

Castle Donington Monsters of Rock 1990 – Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Poison, the Quireboys, Thunder (in that order) – must take some beating. When Whitesnake are the best band on a bill, you know it's bad.

does it look like i'm here (jon123), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 11:38 (one week ago) link

would be nice to see a "best festival lineups" thread getting bumped instead of this

DT, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 11:55 (one week ago) link

Well, I look forward to more videos of Aaron Lewis's old man temper tantrums anyway.

peace, man, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 12:21 (one week ago) link

would be nice to see a "best festival lineups" thread getting bumped instead of this

― DT, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:55 AM bookmarkflaglink

so create one then

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 12:31 (one week ago) link

I support your idea for a new thread, DT.

这是我的显示名称 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 13:06 (one week ago) link

TS: worst ever festival vs no festivals at all

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 13:23 (one week ago) link

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