According to The Guardian, Outkast’s headlining performance was underwhelming. Festival-goers began to leave during Hey Ya! before Outkast’s entire performance had ended.
Sources say their rapping wasn’t the issue. Yet, the sound was “loose and thin”, and the overall production lacked their usual theatrical moments. The duo used a kitchen table with two chairs as a prop on stage, a bicycle, and stuffed polar bear. Big Boi later explained the props’ significance.
Janelle Monáe, who frequently collaborates with Big Boi, made an appearance.