Riders ! yeeeehhhhhaaaaaaahhh!

Music Stars have a reputation for being some what high maintenance, Electric Music stars are no exception, Electric Music Star Diplo recently in a show in New York requested

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Non-required, but greatly appreciated, items to be available at the request of the ARTIST or their personnel immediately following soundcheck:

  • Two (2) Air Horns
  • Two (2) Inflatable Animals (Bonus points for endangered or extinct species)
  • Four (4) Blank Maxell Cassettes (New in Package)
  • One (1) Paddle Swimmin’ Pool
  • 1983 G.I. Joe Storm Shadow Action Figure (New in Package)
  • One (1) Framed Picture of Diplo
  • One (1) Gorilla (Silverback is preferred, an Orangutan is also acceptable)
  • Ten (10) Magnum Condoms
  • One (1) Malawian Orphan
  • One (1) Arranged Marriage
  • One (1) Original Nintendo in the box (with receipt from Kiddy City)
  • One (1) Violin Player (to play while we eat our cheese plate)
  • Two (2) Matches and Lighter Fluid
  • One (1) Bonfire Pit
  • Two (2) Logs to sit on
  • Third season of Lost (on VHS tapes)
  • One (1) Parrot that is trained to say your name
  • One (1) dart board (with Nicolas Cage’s face on it)
  • Short Wave Radio
  • 1983 Yak Face Star Wars Return of the Jedi Action Figure (New in Package)

Among others stars who also requested excessive riders are Steve Aoki’s whose rider has been floating around and is possibly the most absurd, he has to get a local promoter to source him his ‘grass’.

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  • Inflatable Boat or Dingie, suitable for 2-3 people
  • 4 confetti blast machines& enough confetti for multiple blasts
  • 1 handheld CO2 air blower with full tank
  • 1 hotel room (suite) within a 2 mile radius of the venue
  • $100 cash dinner buyout or promoter paid for dinner
  • 1 Large Cheese Pizza
  • 1 small bottle of Listerine or similar antiseptic mouthwash
  • 2 bottles of Cristal
  • 3 Large black american apparel V-Neck t-shirts
  • 6 pairs of mens underwear (briefs style)
  • 6 pairs of mens socks (crew style)

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Here are some other riders of artist like Groove Armada and Aussie act Pendulum

The outright unusual…

Groove Armada rider (30 towels and chocolate milk?)

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  • 48 cans of Stella or Heineken Export
  • 1 Bottle of good quality red wine
  • 48 small bottles of still water
  • 4 Chocolate milk drinks (pref. Chocamel)
  • 2 x 12.5g Drum Tobacco
  • 1 x 25g Golden Virginia Tobacco
  • 2 identical fridge magnets of local interest & novelty beer bottle opener
  • 30 large towels
Full rider here.

Pendulum rider – (lucky they’re not playing/touring anymore right?)

  • 48 x ½ litre bottles still mineral water
  • 12 x Bottles / Lucozade Sport / or any isotonic energy sports drinks
  • 1 x large bottle of Whiskey (Jamesons / Talisker or Glenfiddich)
  • Deli Tray to include: French sticks, wholemeal bread, tub of butter, a selection of good cheese and meat platter
  • Large selection salt free mixed nuts.
  • 12 cans of Relentless energy drink