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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

i feel like the promoters arent even trying here

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Charli XCX is also really low.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 20 February 2015 00:12 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Simon H., Friday, 20 February 2015 00:25 (two years ago) Permalink

I hadn't even noticed Jessie J was playing

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

weirdly heartened to hear that puddle of mudd are still going

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 20 February 2015 11:07 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

it's very terrible, this is true.

I, (dog latin), Friday, 20 February 2015 12:10 (two years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

TITP turned into a shitter V festival

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

Godsmack as a headlining act!?!

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

maine, tbf

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

is there something particular about Maine?

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Hopsin's Wikipedia entry is depressing.

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

never heard of hopsin

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

Imagine Odd Future, but even shittier.

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

'featuring everlast'

bizarro gazzara, Saturday, 21 February 2015 13:34 (two years ago) Permalink

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

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 21 February 2015 13:40 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 21 February 2015 15:41 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Matt DC, Saturday, 21 February 2015 16:00 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 21 February 2015 16:02 (two years ago) Permalink

The Pixies seem like an incongruous inclusion too.

Birds in Hell, Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

I win

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Redlight King, god they are so bad

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:00 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

love mash love mash pot

niels, Monday, 7 August 2017 22:26 (six months ago) Permalink

PARTYBABY

JoeStork, Monday, 7 August 2017 22:30 (six months ago) Permalink

Would go to that. Incidentally, do you know S Club are now S Club 3?

sbahnhof, Saturday, 12 August 2017 10:39 (six months ago) Permalink

My only evidence is that Marcello once referred to her as a "Tory twat".

Who hasn't Marcello referred to as a Tory twat? He probably says it to himself in the mirror in the mornings.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Saturday, 12 August 2017 12:53 (six months ago) Permalink

who actually is "tony roberts (as seen at NTAF 2016)"?

presumably not the actor who starred in several early woody allen movies

mark s, Saturday, 12 August 2017 13:03 (six months ago) Permalink

What the fuck is a Yeoman Mash Pot

As an ilxor, I am uncompromising (El Tomboto), Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:07 (six months ago) Permalink

I mean, I googled it, but

As an ilxor, I am uncompromising (El Tomboto), Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:07 (six months ago) Permalink

winning an ilx vegetables poll near you in mere hours

mark s, Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:11 (six months ago) Permalink

I love how people are so ready to write off Laura Marling because Marcell o called her a "twat"

This took me 5 seconds of googling

https://www.ft.com/content/a63127c2-fe07-11e6-96f8-3700c5664d30

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 12 August 2017 15:36 (six months ago) Permalink

i saw this one in high school. it didn't go to midnight. they cut off the power in the middle of melanie's set, and she finished the song in tears, unamplified.

Pop Concert on Labor Day

SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES AUG. 29, 1975

An all‐day music festival, called the first Annual New York Pop Concert, will be held Monday at Freeport, L.I. Raceway. It is scheduled to begin at 11 A.M. and last until midnight. Sponsored by the new Jefron Productions, the Labor Day event will include Melanie, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Orleans, Tom Paxton, Batdorf & Rodney, Barnaby Bye, Aztec Two‐Step, Outlaws, Skyking and Jayne Olderman.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 12 August 2017 15:47 (six months ago) Permalink

I love how people are so ready to write off Laura Marling because Marcell o called her a "twat"

This took me 5 seconds of googling

https://www.ft.com/content/a63127c2-fe07-11e6-96f8-3700c5664d30

― Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown),

you need a premium account to read it

starving street dogs of punk rock (Odysseus), Saturday, 12 August 2017 18:59 (six months ago) Permalink

if you google the url you'll get a readable link.

new noise, Saturday, 12 August 2017 19:02 (six months ago) Permalink

don't care what Kate Bush feels politically, she's as classic as it comes.

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 20 August 2017 02:26 (five months ago) Permalink

" a cryptic reference, Marling explains"

Fine Toothcomb (sonofstan), Sunday, 20 August 2017 08:35 (five months ago) Permalink

BastardBury isn't a real festival.

billstevejim, Monday, 21 August 2017 04:31 (five months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/d7ftuyx.jpg

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 3 February 2018 01:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'll pick you up when you arrive NV!

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:18 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:27 (one week ago) Permalink

oh I saw that advertised a long while back, might've even mentioned it on ILX

imagining "an evening with Bez" in a Force 9 in the middle of the North Sea is unenticing

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:29 (one week ago) Permalink

scuttle the vessel for the good of all mankind

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:30 (one week ago) Permalink

one time I did that crossing and it was so choppy that I was stood in this office somewhere in Leiden I think the next day and the whole floor felt like it was still going up and down

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:41 (one week ago) Permalink

As a student I once crossed to Newcastle. We got into a brawl with some Newcastle lads who'd drank up before we took off. Fuckers broke my watch, and a friend of mine was too busy puking then entire trip to help us out. It's more or less exactly what I imagine this "cruise" to be.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:49 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah but with that Inspiral Carpet organ riff playing on a constant loop

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:53 (one week ago) Permalink

imagine that ship roaming the seven seas like the Flying Indieman

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:54 (one week ago) Permalink

omg I've just realised The Farm (acoustic), they'll be trawling for all the overboard jumpers for a month

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:55 (one week ago) Permalink

the ferry doesn't even go to Amsterdam

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:55 (one week ago) Permalink

No mercy xxxp

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Aahhaha it's going to Rotterdam but that just doesn't sound as cool

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:57 (one week ago) Permalink

they save that for the Beautiful Sou'wester cruise

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:59 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgmV5ubqetQ

This is amazing, from last years cruise. And indeed, the organ man, the organ.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:01 (one week ago) Permalink

"The 3 amigos venture off on a quality weekend of live music and good times. "

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:03 (one week ago) Permalink

if the novels of joseph conrad have taught me anything, bez is the one you can trust to come through in a typhoon

mark s, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:08 (one week ago) Permalink

I could be wrong but I think a ticket on this thing is cheaper than a ferry ticket for the weekend, maybe I'll take some earplugs and go for a day out in Rotterdam

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:13 (one week ago) Permalink

You're not wrong, by the looks of it, 159,- is cheap.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Looking at that video, does it just.. stop at 4 in the afternoon? Didn't seem to be a single frame of night-time activity.

piscesx, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 14:05 (one week ago) Permalink

after 4pm is reserved for the keelhauling of the minor indie celebrities

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 14:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I was running late for work after feeling compelled to read the entire exchange about this mini-cruise

thanks lads, good humorous start to my day

mh, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 15:03 (one week ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/q79okCb.png

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:43 (one week ago) Permalink

forward slash means you only get whichever one turns up

nashwan, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Is one able to sneak drugs onto these 'music cruises' or is security tight enough that you're stuck buying 11 dollar coors light

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:23 (one week ago) Permalink

not even sure you can smoke inside on the ferry nowadays and it would be physically impossible to do it on deck in March

"oh no my cheds" man had dark to black packet (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:32 (one week ago) Permalink

With Bez on board I think they'll turn a blind eye

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:36 (one week ago) Permalink

I have a friend who just got back from this cruise: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Boat#The_Rock_Boat_XVIII

he's been in previous years. it sounds like a hell to me. no idea about the drug sneaking but I know they regularly try to sneak on liquor because I get a story about how many bottles the luggage checkers found versus how many they missed

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:09 (one week ago) Permalink

that is the original rock cruise, the one that spawned all the others. former coworkers of mine have been attending since it began

maura, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:34 (one week ago) Permalink

I mean, on the rare occasion he's come back talking about a band I haven't heard of that was in the lineup that later breaks out

but more often there's an anecdote about some one-hit artist from the 90s who performed and then got drunk with everyone

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:37 (one week ago) Permalink

a music fest w/that lineup and calling it "Victorious"....if they can make like Dunkirk and evacuate the concertgoers from that beach maybe.

omar little, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:38 (one week ago) Permalink

I played at Shiiine a few months ago. Actually had an OK time, despite none of the three or so bands I actually liked playing that day.

As we were unloading I heard a band covering MGMT's 'Kids' in the distance, which I assumed was some covers band playing in one of the pub venues, but when they followed it up with Starsailor's 'Four To The Floor' I realised it was the sound of Starsailor themselves at work, adding something a little 'contemporary' to their set

I also got to watch Embrace alternate their hits with new material which contains millennial whoops and latter-day Take That-esque choruses in a no way desperate attempt to get on Radio 2. During this I noticed Lammo standing nearby.

Like I said, it was fun

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:57 (one week ago) Permalink

awesome, good times!

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 22:05 (one week ago) Permalink


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