16. Nirvana Overwhelms Organizers at the First Big Day Out
In 1992, Sydney music festival organizers Vivian Lees and Ken West wanted to stage a music festival to promote the city’s indie musicians. They also decided to bring in 2 international acts, Violent Femmes and Nirvana, a relatively unknown American rock band in the Land Down Under around that time. To the surprise of Lees and West, Nirvana had a tremendously fantastic reception, greatly contributing to the success of the first Big Day Out.
15. Dramatic Fireworks Illuminate Radiohead’s Set at Lollapalooza 2008
When Radiohead plays, you can expect that it would be nothing short of epic. At the 2008 Lollapalooza, an impromptu fireworks display gave the most perfect backdrop as they played Everything in Its Right Place and Fake Plastic Trees.