British band Radiohead headlined at the Glastonbury festival in 1997. The performance is not known for being their greatest, but more one of their more infamous as the entire set was riddled with technical issues, with lead singer Thom Yorke nearly abandoning the stage at one point during the encore.
The technical issues began early on, with instruments constantly failing during the middle of performances. This was compounded by the band making a number of mistakes whilst performing, with many of the members later blaming the mistakes on their failing instruments and speakers, something that is perhaps believable due to the bands much later performances not being marked by the same level of technical issues and mistakes.
Thom Yorke nearly walked offstage entirely after telling Ed O’Brien, a guitarist, that he was going to leave. Thankfully for the sake of the band’s future, O’Brien told him that if he did walk off stage that he would likely spend the rest of his life regretting it, something that Yorke later agreed was probably true. The band were able to bounce back from the performance and remain one of the greatest British bands in history.