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  • Phoenix

    4 4.71%
  • The Stone Roses

    14 16.47%
  • Drake

    40 47.06%
  • Calvin Harris

    14 16.47%
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    Default Worst Headliner in Coachella History

    Trying this again... didn't have the poll in the last thread. I'm sure it's been discussed plenty before but curious to see what the consensus is.

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    Where is the Beyonce option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElDuderino99 View Post
    Where is the Beyonce option?
    She hasn't headlined yet.
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    Muse (second time)
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    She hasn't headlined yet.
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    Default Re: Worst Headliner in Coachella History

    Jack Johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Muse (second time)
    I was going to put Muse on there as an option but went with Phoenix & Stone Roses. Wasn't there that year but heard repeated bad things about Phoenix as well as the small crowd for SR.

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    Phoenix was great

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    I'm pleased to see Phoenix with 0 votes. I agree, they're one of my favorite headliners actually, and drew a fine crowd. They don't belong in this conversation.

    I accidentally voted Stone Roses when I meant to put Drake. Sigh.

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    Default Re: Worst Headliner in Coachella History

    Another gauge of a "Worst Headliner" would be if that headliner is still relevant now.

    Kings of Leon? Not relevant anymore

    Jack Johnson? Not relevant anymore

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    Phoenix is great. Their next album is going to be great. They stepped up in a year when the festival's headliner bookings went to hell, and they brought the hits and even gave you goddamn jamokes an R. Kelly special appearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Phoenix is great. Their next album is going to be great. They stepped up in a year when the festival's headliner bookings went to hell, and they brought the hits and even gave you goddamn jamokes an R. Kelly special appearance.

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    Yeah, I saw like 90% of New Order's set, too. I meant the jamokes who were criticizing them over Jack Johnson, Muse singing about drones, etc., etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Yeah, I saw like 90% of New Order's set, too. I meant the jamokes who were criticizing them over Jack Johnson, Muse singing about drones, etc., etc.
    Yeah, they were fun at Osheaga a few years back but not enough of a pull for me to hang out for their closing set at Shaky Knees this year. My kiddos are still giving me shit about this.

    The Stone Roses set was awesome; they don't belong here, you philistines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFrank View Post
    Jack Johnson? Not relevant anymore
    Relevant in the history of Coachella headliners, though. Having mainstream acts headline now doesn't turn heads but it was a big deal when he was announced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFrank View Post
    Another gauge of a "Worst Headliner" would be if that headliner is still relevant now.

    Kings of Leon? Not relevant anymore

    Jack Johnson? Not relevant anymore
    Eh, I know they get a lot of shit here, but I don't mind Kings of Leon tbh. Their last album wasn't great but they're still headlining festivals and still have a pretty solid fan base.

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    Default Re: Worst Headliner in Coachella History

    Jack Johnson
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    I'm pretty sure all the criticism about Phoenix headlining was merely because they were given a headline spot (which I agree was premature), not because they put on a bad show. Granted, I wasn't actually at that set, but I can name at least 5 headliners excluded from the poll who I guarantee were worse. Like The Black Keys in 2012. God that was boring, and I like The Black Keys.

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    everyone has a different definition of the word "worst" and i'm sure if you went to coachella with the presumption a headliner is going to be bad, you didn't watch the performance. i would say the headliners i had the least amount of interest in and assume was the worst were jack johnson and calvin harris. the worst headliner i saw was drake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santasutt View Post
    Yeah, they were fun at Osheaga a few years back but not enough of a pull for me to hang out for their closing set at Shaky Knees this year. My kiddos are still giving me shit about this.

    The Stone Roses set was awesome; they don't belong here, you philistines.
    man, those Stone Roses instrumental sections were amazing. and honestly, Ian Brown walking around the stage like an angry monkey was pretty great too

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    this thread is the worst headliner in coachella history
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCoachellaHellYeah View Post
    this thread is the worst headliner in coachella history
    well thanks for contributing with your insightful perspective

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazercmh View Post
    Relevant in the history of Coachella headliners, though. Having mainstream acts headline now doesn't turn heads but it was a big deal when he was announced.
    As in, he was one of the first mainstream acts to headline? We had Coldplay in 2005 & RHCP in 2007.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlueBus View Post
    Eh, I know they get a lot of shit here, but I don't mind Kings of Leon tbh. Their last album wasn't great but they're still headlining festivals and still have a pretty solid fan base.
    I think their headlining is mostly in Europe now? The last time they played a big festival here was 2014 Lolla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFrank View Post
    As in, he was one of the first mainstream acts to headline? We had Coldplay in 2005 & RHCP in 2007.



    I think their headlining is mostly in Europe now? The last time they played a big festival here was 2014 Lolla.
    KOL headlined Firefly last year

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    Default Re: Worst Headliner in Coachella History

    Quote Originally Posted by gazercmh View Post
    Relevant in the history of Coachella headliners, though. Having mainstream acts headline now doesn't turn heads but it was a big deal when he was announced.
    Jack Johnson was a big deal then because it was such an absolutely horrible headliner choice.

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    Default Re: Worst Headliner in Coachella History

    Kings of Leon

    ... Though The Weeknd will be the worst once we get to April.

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    In terms of performance? Drake was worst, but he wasn't a bad booking at all. In terms of bad booking? Calvin Harris

    I'm not a Beyonce fan, but she would never be a bad booking. She puts on a massive show and is probably the most popular singer in the world still. Personal preference doesn't mean it's a bad headliner. BUT it was a terrible idea to book her and The Weeknd for the same festival. The Weeknd is a good performer but he and Beyonce are in too similar of a lane to coexist here. The Weeknd is a darker vibe and Beyonce is more energetic and dancing but they're both R&B/Pop hybrid acts. One or the other would have been fine but not both.

    Eminem gets a pass or not depending on his setlist

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    I think I'm gonna go with a 3-way tie between Jack Johnson, Calvin Harris, and Eminem.
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    I feel like Outkast weekend 1's set was maybe the huge disappointment as far as I thought this was going to blow me away headliners
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I feel like Outkast weekend 1's set was maybe the huge disappointment as far as I thought this was going to blow me away headliners
    Yeah, but that doesn't mean a bad booking. They crushed every set (that I heard about or saw) after their return show(WK1). Calvin had potential, but shit the bed...bad. Drake seemed like a foregone conclusion to me, and he confirmed this for me. If GV books way in advanced for headliners, then you cant hate them for possibly having Weeknd booked for 18' and then Beyoncé has last minute cancellation to be pushed to 18', so whatever. They are trying something new, hopefully next year will lean another direction in terms of headliners.

    But who knows... some Xanax eating artist who has Lil in front of something awful name could headline and ruin society as a whole, because these things matter....
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