king_oxymoron

Members
  • Content count

    307
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

20 Excellent

About king_oxymoron

  • Rank
    Festival Freak
  • Birthday

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    London
  1. Do we ever actually get anything from the BRITs? I might be wildly wrong but it feels like it gets brought up every year as a time someone will announce and I swear nobody ever actually does, unlike the NME Awards...
  2. Briefs? Was so good, they weren't about last year were they? Did the two years previous and were awesome both times!
  3. Hi Liam Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, people. No, plenty of headliners still to come. There's 7 days of music, beginning on the 9th August (day -1) - on this day not all the stages are open but there's plenty going on and acts all day on the main stage as usual - a higher proportion of Hungarian acts but usually a big international headliner. We don't think we have had this name yet. The music goes on until the 15th August. Overall so far we have had three headliners (Kasabian, Major Lazer and Dmitri Vegas/Like Mike). The latter will headline the End Party, but as in recent years there's usually a fairly decent name on before them. That means there's four headliners and a potentially big sub on the final day still to come. Overall how many acts to announce is hard to say. Plenty, though, I would have thought. These are literally described on the website as 'the first names'. I would imagine as we still have over 50% of headliners to come that we still have over 50% of undercard to come also. Hope this helps, it's a top festival.
  4. Thanks Neil, really appreciate that, I'll keep the faith then!
  5. Thank you - hoping it was from someone with credibility!
  6. Sorry to be a pain, but with the news of the tour dates not necessarily backing up the claims Gaga will be there, can someone remind me why it was thought she would be there in the first place? Was it a reputable source? Perhaps @eFestivals can remind me/us (sorry Neil, but easier to ask than to trawl through the entire thread, and I want to figure out whether to keep the faith she'll play!) Ta.
  7. Does the timing of the Gaga tour make her less likely? Or have no real impact? I have sort of sold myself the idea she will be there and last night made me want it to be true so bad!
  8. I know the Kaiser Chiefs sub thing is based on potential intel, but it just looks so wrong to have them above Royal Blood right now That said, if you're anywhere close with Solange, Diana, Royal Blood and the Foos being four of the top five Pyramid acts on the same day I would happily stick around there for most of Sunday.
  9. This would be a killer clash for me. Probably the two rumoured (realistic) artists I am most hoping to be true..
  10. If it was the same thing I saw, that person was looking at past events...
  11. Yup... my friends were being SO boring during Pendulum and so I decided the only way to get rid of their vibes was to dance my way forward through the crowd. A bit too aggressively, sadly, as I knocked over a little girl (I'm talking ten). Her Dad was not happy. I wouldn't have been either. Felt SO bad! I did find her after though and wished her a fun time at Bey.. As for Ed, as Zac already said, Castle On The Hill was made for the Pyramid.
  12. the stretching people are doing to say Ed Sheeran isn't worthy of headlining is laughable. I completely understand why he wouldn't be people's cup of tea or they might feel it's too soon. But to try to discredit his musicianship or ability to write is simply foolish.
  13. Very few announcements would make me happier!
  14. I'm very much with FloorFiller, I was right at the front and having a very drunken party with a number of my mates so I'm not sure if I would have felt differently if I was sober and on my on, but I thought Arcade Fire were absolutely amazing, the carnival style was awesome. I don't really know much about them but it was a proper highlight for me.
  15. I concus with the general consensus re: crowds that there is just space to wander through - be considerate, be polite but fine. The problem is trying to get inside those V shaped barriers at the front of the Pyramid field. Huge numbers trying to get out, huge numbers trying to get in and yet once you get past the people at the edges who are staying and wanting to keep their spot there is usually SO much space inside. It's a complete bottleneck and you end up having to push a little or the crowd is a complete standstill. It's usually not a very positive experience for anyone and it's horrible to see some (usually) middle aged people visibly upset about it but I still usually go for it as it's such a decent spot once you actually get there. I do apologise to anyone I am squeezing past but some people still don't like it.