Worst ever festival line up?

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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

still, must feel weird for the better bands in such a lineup to find themselves in such tired company

I think a lot of bands are basically in and out of festivals in half a day and I doubt the rest of the lineup even registers half the time. If you're doing 20 festivals in a row in as many countries, who cares who you shared a bill with in Portugal or Norway, somewhere deep in the middle of the run?

Matt DC, Monday, 23 February 2015 09:46 (four years ago) link

is Rancid doing a number of "Wolves" 20th ann'y shows this year? i can't seem to tell from their website.

i'd go see that if they played nearby. that album's so great, top to bottom.

alpine static, Monday, 23 February 2015 10:05 (four years ago) link

also, how huge is Twin Atlantic? what size venues do they play in Europe? i saw them several years ago in a small-town-America strip mall space that held about 75 people on what must've been their first tour in this country. their van had all kinds of logos and shit on it. weird scene.

to their credit, they didn't phone in the show. they could've.

alpine static, Monday, 23 February 2015 10:08 (four years ago) link

think Twin Atlantic are like university-sized venue level in the UK, as opposed to arena-sized, but I've never knowingly heard a song of theirs or met anyone who likes them so not best placed to gauge

The Crucifixion Of Sean Bean (DJ Mencap), Monday, 23 February 2015 10:37 (four years ago) link

Twin Atlantic seem absolutely huge amongst students and folk in their late teens/early 20s around here, but they are a local band so that makes sense. I have never knowingly heard anything by them.

Every year I feel bad that I've never been to a festival until I hear workmates talking about T and then I feel a sense of relief. This year's line-up makes me feel old, and at peace with that.

boxedjoy, Monday, 23 February 2015 10:59 (four years ago) link

who's in Lo-Fidelity Allstars these days? if that's a Wrekked Train reunion then pisces' one is worth going to a few times over

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Monday, 23 February 2015 11:14 (four years ago) link

except the entire audience will be red-faced dads who haven't listened to music since their first year of full-time employment

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Monday, 23 February 2015 11:15 (four years ago) link

Blur are heading back to Hyde Park with their first album in more than a decade.
They'll headline the British Summer Time festival on 20 June.
The band, who got back together for a pair of reunion shows in the park six years ago, join Taylor Swift, Kylie and The Who on the bill.

mmm, bit of a mixture, that.

Mark G, Monday, 23 February 2015 13:00 (four years ago) link

got a giggling fit after reading the words "Pat Nevin DJ Set", is this something he does very often?

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 23 February 2015 13:24 (four years ago) link

yeah he does the indie pop club night scene quite a bit

cis-het shitlord (Merdeyeux), Monday, 23 February 2015 13:43 (four years ago) link

his favourite band is the Cocteau Twins

Keith Moom (Neil S), Monday, 23 February 2015 13:47 (four years ago) link

xxpost about Pat Nevin: Yes, it is, he's done a fair few of the London indiepop nights (and probably more in Scotland).

That Shiiine one is really weird for reasons I can't put my finger on. Like, yes, they're all old reformed bands, but they don't quite belong together? Probably very narcissism of small differences but they seem like their demographics should be at least a little different?

emil.y, Monday, 23 February 2015 13:52 (four years ago) link

Those distinctions vanish when you consider a gap of 25 years (!) and the economic realities of putting on a festival aimed at middle-aged people.

Matt DC, Monday, 23 February 2015 14:09 (four years ago) link

I don't know, I think actually the distinction to me has increased - like, I can't see the lumpy guitar people wanting to see the dance acts any more, whereas "back in the day" of course those people would want to go to both. Like, is it a baggy/dance revival festival or is it a SwaggerofOasis festival? Those people to me seem like they'd no longer be the same? I am probably wrong.

emil.y, Monday, 23 February 2015 14:22 (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 (11 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i feel like we've left this post unexamined for far too long

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 23 February 2015 14:55 (four years ago) link

^yes, what?!

willem, Monday, 23 February 2015 15:07 (four years ago) link

better than scooting across the carpet

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Monday, 23 February 2015 15:08 (four years ago) link

Like, is it a baggy/dance revival festival or is it a SwaggerofOasis festival? Those people to me seem like they'd no longer be the same?

Given who the headliners are, it's the former, and it's not like 808 State and The Orb don't fit into that in some way, it's hardly like they've booked Jeff Mills or Basic Channel. If anything the incoherence sets in further down the bill, the gap between the Telescopes and arse end of Britpop shit like Space feels much bigger, but it's not like the demographics of either fanbase are large enough to justify their own festival at this stage.

Matt DC, Monday, 23 February 2015 15:14 (four years ago) link

Judging by the state of the people trying to get into Bez's Acid House at Glastonbury the contingent of ageing baggy ravers off the leash for the weekend is still sizeable.

Matt DC, Monday, 23 February 2015 15:20 (four years ago) link

Space aren't playing, it's the Space Monkeys(!)

How the fuck do you get away with calling yourselves Oasis UK, even if you are a tribute band?

Broth Viking (dog latin), Monday, 23 February 2015 15:20 (four years ago) link

Space are on there as well, between Cud and the Lo-Fidelity oh god kill me now.

Matt DC, Monday, 23 February 2015 15:22 (four years ago) link

Both Space and the Space Monkeys are playing.

Looking at it again, MDC is right, I think I just associate 'Shiiiine' with particularly Oasis-type things, but their use of it was actually off the back of 10000 earlier, baggier shine songs.

emil.y, Monday, 23 February 2015 15:23 (four years ago) link

ah my bad, i was blinded by the terribleness

Broth Viking (dog latin), Monday, 23 February 2015 15:28 (four years ago) link

i feel like we've left this post unexamined for far too long

true, Buzzcocks first reunion was years before that

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Monday, 23 February 2015 21:29 (four years ago) link

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

I win

I love the tag line for this: "Where We Just Rock"

and that red font that's used makes the line-up nearly illegible. (on purpose?)

You do win.

I can only imagine the crowd for this.

kwhitehead, Monday, 23 February 2015 21:47 (four years ago) link

Also, promoter/webguy apparently thinks it's still 2014. Terrible line-up but I find it strange that Aerosmith has no where better to play than in the Cadott, WIS in the middle of July.

kwhitehead, Monday, 23 February 2015 21:51 (four years ago) link

I can only imagine the crowd for this.
― kwhitehead, Monday, February 23, 2015 3:47 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okwOw6kAk64&list=UUqSxfWAkdPG2tX_kvyLjX9Q

global tetrahedron, Monday, 23 February 2015 21:56 (four years ago) link

"USA" chant at 1:13

global tetrahedron, Monday, 23 February 2015 21:57 (four years ago) link

this year's Reading lineup if the all-male acts are cut out

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-ozrTYWwAItEgm.jpg

cis-het shitlord (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:04 (four years ago) link

lol

iyo iyo un day (how's life), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:11 (four years 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

not to mention the world’s largest bouncy house

maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:24 (three months ago) link

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

devvvine, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:25 (three months 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 (three months ago) link


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