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About paulwa

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  1. Which artists on which stages?

    Personally, I'd love to see Damien Jurado headlining the Garden Stage, with full band, lights and effects. It looks like his lower billing will mean a solo acoustic slot. I'll still be happy to see him.
  2. Which artists on which stages?

    I like it. You've gone for a bit of noisy and raucous on the Garden stage - controversial!
  3. So now we know the Woods headliners and most of the other bands, where would you like to see the other bands placed? What would be a good running order for you? (based on what you also gauge about artist seniority from the website). My thoughts: Woods headliners we know are: St. Vincent, Feist, Vampire Weekend Woods headline support acts: Ezra Furman, Oh Sees, Hookworms Garden headline: Jeff Tweedy, John Cale, Gruff Rhys Garden headline support: Big Thief, Jonathan Wilson, Damien Jurado Big Top headline: IDLES, Fat White Family, Titus Andronicus My knowledge and attention span runs out there.
  4. Predictions for 2018

    Excellent. I saw them at the Crofters Rights in Bristol with about 10 other people, having seen her solo at EOTR. They're a good band and I hope they stick them on the Garden Stage this time.
  5. Predictions for 2018

    It also says it's a debut for Lucy Dacus. Nope, I saw her in the Tipi 2016. Maybe she's bringing the band this time instead of solo.
  6. Predictions for 2018

    I thought that Ocean Rain was the greatest album ever made. At least Ian McCulloch thinks so!
  7. Predictions for 2018

    Both would be great. The new Lucy Dacus album not quite as stunning as the first, but still good, with some great highlights. Will be seeing her at The Louisiana in Bristol in April. At the Crofters Rights last year she had about 10 in the audience, which I found shocking given her talent, but I was glad to be so close to the band!
  8. Predictions for 2018

    Oh Sees have announced that they're playing O2 Academy Bristol on Sunday 2nd Sept. Good news that they'll be playing one of the earlier nights at EOTR.
  9. Predictions for 2018

    Right. We are going to get The Breeders and they are going to play Archangel Thunderbird or there's going to be all manner of trouble.
  10. Predictions for 2018

    I think one of the great things about EOTR is its consistent approach of pushing "smaller" bands higher up the bill, giving them their first chance to impress a bigger crowd and break into bigger things, including some of the headliners we've seen over the years. I love it when the lead singer humbly says something like "oh my God, I didn't think this many of you would show up", which happens quite regularly.
  11. First announcement 2018

    I hope they don't put all of the electronic acts in the Big Top, which there has a been a tendency for. Something like James Holden or AK/DK would be great on the Garden Stage. I remember what a party atmosphere there was for Saint Etienne a couple of years back (OK more synth pop than electronica) but more of that please.
  12. Predictions for 2018

    Alexis Petridis likes it, he gave it 5 stars in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/01/hookworms-microshift-review
  13. You get ten acts and ten acts only

    Roughly in this order... Idles Shame Oh Sees Hookworms Hiss Golden Messenger Vampire Weekend You La Tengo This is the Kit Gwenno Imarhan ... I guess I'm looking forward to the noisy stuff most!
  14. Predictions for 2018

    Damien Jurado, Hiss Golden Messenger, Big Thief, Alex G, This is the Kit, Oh Sees, Vampire Weekend, Shame and Idles... BRILLIANT! Looking good.
  15. Predictions for 2018

    Total conjecture, but I have a feeling... It must be time for Courtney Barnett and I'm wondering whether they'd get Kurt Vile over too (he's played before), so that they possibly even do both solo and joint shows. I'd also consider long odds on Franz Ferdinand. They might have been too mainstream once, but they're also sufficiently art-rock and have new material. Possible Woods stage headline slot for First Aid Kit, who've worked their way up the other stages at EOTR over the years?

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