Terrible festivals - 2018 edition


#261

This is where it’s at.


#262

Don’t even joke!


#263

Would be alright with Kate Bush and the Vaccines.


#264

Haim


#265

http://www.carfest.org/welcome/welcome-to-carfest-north-2018/music-carfest-north


#266

I bet The Corals, at the height of their fame in the early 00’s, never imagined that in years to come they’d be sharing festival bills with Rick Ashley.


#267

£3.50 on the door or £3.00 concessions

…Owen Jones would rather DIE than compromise!


#268

Carfest is some sort of Radio 2-affiliated event so it’s sort of acceptable. I dunno, the more Iook at these sorts of terrible festivals the more I don’t begrudge the bands picking up a few grand every weekend for a month or two at regional festivals like this. It must be a pretty nice way to spend a summer.


#269

Call me Dave read that as Ham and got excited.


#270

Haim are all Jewish, so probably not much ham involved


#271

I kind’ve want to ask why Suggs’ merry troupe of cockney ska-pop troubadours are performing at an Oasis/Stone Roses tribute night.


#272

Not a terrible festival lineup, but thought this was the appropriate thread to mention that The Wombats have once again got a high fucking billing on an Australian music festival!! I have no idea what the fuck is the obsession with festivals here with having at least the Wombats or the Kooks on the lineup


#273

This was my biggest musical mystery I faced in Oz. People with a lot of overlap of musical taste pretending that the Wombats were anything but an embarrassement. I remember the first time someone mentioned them and me asking whether that was an Australian band as there was a shit band in the UK with that name too. Then they explained. Oh.


#274

It is a constant mystery for me - and it has been going on for years here in Australian festival lineups

I am assuming they have signed some sort of agency/management thing in Australia. The same people who put on Splendour look after the Falls festivals around New Years, and the Wombats and the Kooks tag team those festivals


#275

They seem to have carved out an actual career in America too - they were number one in the alternative charts or something when I was in Houston last week. In 2018.

TV’s sister was confused when I went apeshit at the radio


#276

Iceland is pretty proudly strange tbf


#277

I got the “vs” there denotes a fight to the death


#278

#279

No thanks.


#280

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Razorlight and Scouting for Girls seem to be the go-to acts on the faux-festival circuit. You can catch the lot at baldie chef Tom Kerridge’s rolling Pub in the Park festival. It’s sort of like Lollapalooza, but with more ‘reet lush vibes’. https://www.pubintheparkuk.com/knutsford/music