questionsif you could put together your dream music…


Have varied tastes, but love soul music. Would love to see BB King, Tina Turner, Al Green, The (Original) Temptations, Isaac Hayes, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Jimi Hendrix and probably a few more. (Hayes, Gaye, Pickett & Hendrix are all deceased, as are most of the original Temps.)

Another dream music festival - Michael McDonald, Rod Stewart, Simon and Garfunkel, Phil Collins, Crosby, Stills & Nash...and many more.

As you may guess, I'm old & stuck in a time warp. Love oldies.

OTOH, nothing would thrill me more than seeing Arthur Rubenstein perform
Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 in C Minor. And then there's jazz - Ahmad Jamal, Dave Brubeck, many more.

Very, varied tastes. Am so out of touch - may have missed the point of your question. If so...sorry.


Annie Lennox for starters, would love to hear her sing live. Have to think on the rest. Or just riff a few off the top of my head: Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, E.C. Scott (amazing blues singer), Lisa Stansfield, Pet Shop Boys, Adele, Selena Gomez, Train, Ahmad Jamal, Preservation Hall Jazz Band (rather see 'em in New Orleans), The Cranberries, Rodrigio y Gabriela, Alexz Johnson, Adam Ant, The Dollyrots, Depeche Mode, Sade...


I only want three bands:

The Beatles



Hey, you said dream music festival, right? I figure I could resurrect dead people. It would last days upon days like Woodstock.


I want my festival to rock my face off.

Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden
Alice Cooper
Metallica & the San Francisco Symphony
White Zombie
Rage Against the Machine
Faith No More
Alice in Chains

Free beer & whiskey served inside.


Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Hendrix, Tool, Alice in Chains, John 5, This Will Destroy You, Dog Fashion Disco, Smashing Pumpkins, Isis, Faith No More, John Zorn, and lots more.

I'd like to think if I put some real thought into it, I could have a week straight of music. I'd save the more psychedelic bands for when I start hallucinating due to lack of sleep.


Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton. All on stage at the same time.


Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and ABBA


@lonelypond: No Grace Jones singing La vie en Rose?


I've always thought it would be a totally kick ass idea to have a travelling summer festival (a la warped tour) with nothing but bands from another country. I've seen a few bands I love from other countries never even get to tour over here in the US, or some that come but play only 5 major cities, and it drives me up the wall. Me being a anglophile/caledophile, my ideal list is a little UK-centric, but would be something like this:

Headlining: Biffy Clyro (they're just so good live that they deserve the slot, period)
Reforming for just this occasion because they love me (hey, this is a dream, roll with it): Reuben, Hell is for Heroes, Oceansize
Other bands: Freeze The Atlantic, Frightened Rabbit, Fighting With Wire, Twin Atlantic, And So I Watch You From Afar, The Wombats, Sigur Rós, Two Door Cinema Club, People In Planes, Snow Patrol, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Ash, Idlewild

Most of those are bands I have never seen, with a few that were very good when I DID see them.


Bruce Springsteen and Metallica on the same show. Maybe headlining two different nights of the same festival.