10. Lollapalooza 2014
Headliners: Eminem, Kings of Leon, Outkast, Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris
Also: Lorde, Spoon, Gambino, Foster the People, Avett Brothers, Lykke Li, Broken Bells, CHVRCHES, Bleachers, Cut Copy, Phantogram, Krewella, Zedd, Iggy Azalea, Run the Jewels, Cage the Elephant
Lamest act: The Airborne Toxic Event
Could have seen 'em before they blew up: Hozier, Royal Blood
Last year was the first we began asking the question: Do headliners matter? An uninspiring mix of repeat visitors and bands common to most other festivals, Lollapalooza 2014 sunk spirits even further in its mud pits. Add in record, stifling crowds and a nasty assault on Blood Orange and you have a year to forget.