Festival Briefs: Reznor Claims Soundwave Sucks, Dueling Hops, Cartoons, Slim Shady Going Down Under

1. Nobody puts Trent in the Corner

When Trent Reznor turned down Soundwave 2014, the promoter responded with “Sadly Trent wants to be mainstream now and reach Justin Timberlake’s audience.” Trent’s response: “I think your bill sucked.”

The Half-Blood Prince will not be attending Soundwave this year.

The Half-Blood Prince will not be attending Soundwave this year.

2. Australian Festivals are Dead…

After the cancellation of Homebake, the buzz is that the Australian festival bubble has popped.

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3. Long Live Australian Music Festivals

Then Eminem announced the debut Rapture Festival Australian tour with Kendrick Lamar!

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I’m super serious now. Look at my face.

4. One Hop, Two Hop

There will be a Hop Festival in the UK next year! And another completely unrelated Hop Festival in the UK next year! Confused? Wait until you read this article about the dueling fests. Drink every time they say “hop”.

I assume that every disagreement in the UK is settled in this manner.

I assume that every disagreement in the UK is settled in this manner.

5. Megadeth To Headline Bloodstock

My kid sister rocked a “Killing is My Business and Business is Good” t-shirt all through high school so I imagine she’s stoked that Megadeth will headline Bloodstock. As for that shirt, my father owns it now…someday it will finally be mine.

Zombie Megadeth?

Zombie Megadeth?

6. The Music Festival Health Care Exchange

Musicians and artists at O+ Festival receive healthcare in exchange for performing. Is there a way we can get festival reporters on board this train?

Photo Credit: Tom Cingel

Photo Credit: Tom Cingel

7. What Type of Festival-er Are You?

And finally, we like cartoons. Especially “What Type of Festivaler are You?” by Pierre Philippe taken at the Dour Festival.

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Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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