Worst ever festival line up?

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


steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 15 February 2019 07:24 (one year ago) link

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

susanna is a delightful interview!

maura, Friday, 15 February 2019 14:57 (one year ago) link

Public Image Ltd With John Rotten Lydon From PiL

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 15 February 2019 15:59 (one year ago) link

Who would pay to see Lydon in 2019?

yuh yuh (morrisp), Friday, 15 February 2019 16:11 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

thread consistently delivers

mh, Monday, 4 March 2019 18:57 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

i expected to see the glastonbury lineup in here

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

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 13:55 (one year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

And his mother to do the layout.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:21 (one year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

lmao Shaq is on the lolla lineup this year

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

two weeks pass...


Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 22:34 (one year ago) link

lol Tarquins Gin Terrace

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

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

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

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 year ago) link

Yo & Tengo

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

James is sitting this tour out.

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

Living Colour though!

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:10 (one year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

breakfast v much looking like the highlight there

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

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 year ago) link

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

calzino, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:13 (one year ago) link

i dunno about bad necessarily but this is a mess typographically, conceptually and intellectually

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 17:29 (one year ago) link

finally the pod save america/lil wayne collabo we've all been waiting for.

Also apparently lord huron gets top billing over toto and toto gets top biling over CRJ?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 17:30 (one year ago) link

Who cares if it's a mess "conceptually and intellectually"? My gf and I are probably going to go. Went last year, it's a good time.

DT, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:21 (one year ago) link

as long as the actual festival logistics are good I can appreciate a shotgun-style approach for booking

hoping for that long-awaited cirque du soleil/desus & mero collaboration

mh, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:29 (one year ago) link

Who cares if it's a mess "conceptually and intellectually"?

do you know what thread you clicked on

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 19:39 (one year ago) link

toto and carly rae jepsen has a lot of potential though

maura, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:28 (one year ago) link

if there's not a hipster africa cover duet as an encore, did this festival even really happen

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 01:28 (one year ago) link

just shuddered as I remembered attending lollapalooza the year gnarles barkley hit and a ton of bands covered “crazy”... when they were playing the festival

mh, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 03:21 (one year ago) link

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