TOP 50 GREATEST FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

With the summer festival season in full bloom, Billboard has created a list of the '50 Greatest Festival Performances of All Time.'

Top 10:

  1. Jimi Hendrix - Woodstock 1969
  2. Bob Dylan - Newport Folk Festival 1965
  3. Beyonce - Glastonbury 2011
  4. Otis Redding - Monterey Pop 1967
  5. Prince - Coachella 2008
  6. Radiohead - Bonnaroo 2006
  7. Jay-Z - Summer Jam 2001
  8. Daft Punk - Coachella 2006
  9. Nirvana - Reading 1992
  10. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Hologram Tupac - Coachella 2012

 


 

Classic Rock acts scattered between 11 and 50:

11. Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin) - Monterey Pop 1967

14. Joe Cocker - Woodstock 1969

15. The Clash - US Festival 1983

21. David Bowie - Glastonbury 2000

27. The Who - Woodstock 1969

 

28. Rolling Stones - Glastonbury 2013

33. Black Sabbath - Ozzfest 2004

35. Santana - Woodstock 1969

37. Bruce Springsteen - Bonnaroo 2009

40. Paul McCartney - Bonnaroo 2013


Check out the full list here.

What was the best performance you ever saw at a festival?



Source: Billboard and Premiere                                    photo credit - AFP/Getty Images

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