Worst ever festival line up?

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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) 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) link

weirdly heartened to hear that puddle of mudd are still going

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

it's very terrible, this is true.

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

TITP turned into a shitter V festival

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

maine, tbf

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

is there something particular about Maine?

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

Hopsin's Wikipedia entry is depressing.

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

never heard of hopsin

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

Imagine Odd Future, but even shittier.

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

'featuring everlast'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pixies seem like an incongruous inclusion too.

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

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

I win

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

Redlight King, god they are so bad

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

I've driven through rural northern Minnesota a bunch of times in the summer and always see signs for the

joygoat, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:36 (four years ago) link

oops, the MOONDANCE JAM and the lineups are fascinating.

joygoat, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:37 (four years ago) link

xp yeah, Amnesia Rockfest doesn't look that bad to me. Slayer, SOAD, Melvins, Refused, Ministry, Deftones playing Around the Fur, Pixies, Descendents. i usually consider festivals to be worth as much as their best few bands. even if half of the bands suck, it can get tough seeing more than 4 or 5 bands in one day. it's not like anyone's forcing us to watch every band on the lineup.

billstevejim, Monday, 23 February 2015 03:18 (four years ago) link

I was tempted to post the lineup for Woodstock '99 earlier, which I still consider the worst concert of all time, but the lineup had 5 or 6 bands I would be ok with seeing.

billstevejim, Monday, 23 February 2015 03:21 (four years ago) link

I really want to see Skinny Puppy someday.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 23 February 2015 03:26 (four years ago) link

yeah, amnesia fest redeemed by SP alone (and melvins, slayer, refused, soad, deftones, descendents, etc). still, must feel weird for the better bands in such a lineup to find themselves in such tired company. "hey, at least it pays the bills."

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Monday, 23 February 2015 03:33 (four years ago) link

I recall Carcass talking about being lined up with the nostalgia acts and in a way becoming one.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 23 February 2015 03:35 (four years ago) link

saw the buzzcocks on their 1st reunion tour, circa 1999. they put on a great show, which i attended with several old friends and an (not my) anal masseuse. so yeah, them too.

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Monday, 23 February 2015 03:36 (four years ago) link

I recall Carcass talking about being lined up with the nostalgia acts and in a way becoming one.

would make sense were not surgical steel such a complete fucking triumph

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Monday, 23 February 2015 03:38 (four years ago) link

For real

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Monday, 23 February 2015 04:11 (four years 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

And his mother to do the layout.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:21 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

lmao Shaq is on the lolla lineup this year

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

two weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/YhKSQAr.jpg

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

lol Tarquins Gin Terrace

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

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

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

Yo & Tengo

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

James is sitting this tour out.

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

Living Colour though!

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:10 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

breakfast v much looking like the highlight there

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

i dunno about bad necessarily but this is a mess typographically, conceptually and intellectually
http://i.imgur.com/ikWqKj4.jpg

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

toto and carly rae jepsen has a lot of potential though

maura, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:28 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

who did they
who did they
who did they who did they who did they think they were?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 04:51 (two months ago) link

that sounds really fun tbh. song of the summer!

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 09:03 (two months ago) link

it was good for the first two or three covers tbh!

mh, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:25 (two months ago) link

after that, you might say it started making me
craaaaazy

mh, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:29 (two months ago) link

i would say that crj is more suited to “i’ll be over you” tbh

maura, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:09 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

The other three join T-Pain onstage for an encore of “Sounds Bad”

You can't see it but I had an epiphany (Champiness), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 02:25 (one month ago) link


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