My picks: Vampire Weekend | Social Distortion | Pretty Lights | Eric Prydz | Tame Impala | The Lumineers | James Blake | Grimes | The Faint | Hardwell | The Airborne Toxic Event | Father John Misty | Rodriguez | Paul Kalkbrenner | Jessie Ware | Loco Dice | Cloud Nothings | Parov Stelar Band | Smith Westerns | Hanni El Khatib
Well, we might as well talk about the elephant in the room. Red Hot Chili Peppers was a last minute headline booking (literally, hours before the lineup was released), and there are a lot of rumors about them replacing The Rolling Stones, who dropped out. Nobody’s gonna corroborate those rumors, but it’s a disappointing act to close the festival compared to what might have been. The Peppers are a different band since their lead guitarist John Frusciante left, and there’s no denying it.