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Posts posted by Will-2609

  1. 2 minutes ago, Andre91 said:

    I didn't mean it as in they could play the shows Metallica play. I mean in terms of legendary metal bands, Sabbath, Maiden, Metallica, Slipknot. Slipknot have to be included in that as they are the biggest metal band of their generation. In the grand scheme of the history of heavy music and the biggest bands, Slipknot have to be grouped with those. 

    They might be the biggest metal band of their generation but they're nowhere near those three in terms of legendary status. There has to be a cut-off somewhere.

  2. 1 minute ago, dentalplan said:

    Me neither to be honest, Future's a weird fit for R+L - he's pretty big but I bet he'd be terrible on the main stage. Travis Scott is the only one I can think of that would probably be best suited to the slot but some others might come to the fore later on.

    Chainsmokers are probably the right size to headline NME imo if it's to be a dance act.

    Yeah Travis Scott could be a good shout tbh if they went down that route.

    Reckon Chainsmokers might be a bit big for it? Think they're in a similar place now to where Macklemore was in 2014 (might be wrong I know naff all about them) where we were all expecting him to headline NME and he obviously ended up subbing main. Then again I guess he could still have headlined NME if the lineup wasn't so weak.

    Been expecting them to sub V or something since the rumours came about that they'd be around late Summer.

  3. 1 hour ago, dentalplan said:

    Stop killing me with those Kendrick clashes boi.

    I don’t think Schoolboy Q is about to headline NME personally, as good as that would be. His stature hasn’t really changed that much since playing middle of the bill in ‘14.

    Yeah tbf I wanted to re-shuffle the NME headliners to avoid the clash but it seemed most sensible the way I had it, as annoying as it'd be.

    And fair on Schoolboy Q. Wasn't feeling my previous NME headline picks (Jungle and Friendly Fires) and couldn't really think of anyone to replace them with other than Vampire Weekend (I think Shikari will do Download and can't really think of any dance acts who are the right size atm).

    35 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

    Maybe but I don't think it put him on the map any more than the likes of Collard Greens and Man of the Year did previously. Either way, I don't quite think they'd rush to book him for a slot like that though, with trap and grime a bit more attractive for placings like that.

    Yeah I've seen some people predict Future for that slot which may be more sensible? Don't really know enough about him to say.

  4. Slight update. As always there would be acts to slot in above some of the lower ones like Alvvays.
    Stole a couple of FR/Dance headliners as I couldn't be arsed thinking about them until we have more of an idea of who'll be around.
    Reading Friday/Leeds Saturday:
    Main: Royal Blood/Paramore (co-headline) / Wolf Alice / Don Broco / Lil Uzi Vert / Marmozets / Creeper / IDLES / Basement
    NME: Schoolboy Q / Jack Garratt / The Horrors / Tom Grennan
    Dance: Hannah Wants
    FR: Peace
    Reading Saturday/Leeds Sunday:
    Main: Arctic Monkeys / 30 Seconds to Mars / Courteeners / The Wombats / Mastodon / Alien Ant Farm / The Amazons / Fickle Friends / Inheaven
    NME: All Time Low / Nothing But Thieves / King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
    Dance: Annie Mac
    Pit: Skindred
    FR: Amber Run
    1xtra: Brockhampton
    Reading Sunday/Leeds Friday:
    Main: Kendrick Lamar / Twenty One Pilots / The Kooks / Everything Everything / J-Hus / The Hunna / Declan McKenna / Hinds
    NME: Vampire Weekend / Rat Boy / The Cribs / Alvvays
    Dance: Sigma
    FR: Death From Above
    1xtra: Wretch 32

  5. Just now, Jack w said:

    youre highlighting that the jazz element isnt relevant anymore thats why the point about rock is made lmao

    But the rock element is becoming less relevant because they're keeping up with music trends and hence booking more hip-hop and dance instead of it. It's no longer a solely rock festival in the same way it's no longer a jazz festival.

  6. 4 minutes ago, Jack w said:

    yeah sorry mate 

    most famously its a rock festival which is what people get at and mean

    Meh it's a contemporary music festival that moves with the times but also has a strong focus on rock music. Getting annoyed that it's booking some of what's in vogue at the moment because it used to be a rock festival is dumb. It used to have more rock because rock was more popular back then than it is now. If grime was this big 15 years ago then R&L would have been booking it. Most of us who no longer go to the festival had a turning point where what was being booked was no longer in line with our tastes, but that's because we're older than the target market and they're booking what that target market are after. 16-18 year olds at the moment are into grime and being a guy seemingly in his mid-late 20s making YouTube videos complaining about a festival aimed at teenagers replacing the music he likes with grime music is embarrassing af.

    Tbh tho it's not worth the level of ranting I'm going at here I was just overwhelmed by the cringe. Anyway ye I'll stop moaning about him.

  7. 6 minutes ago, TapeRecorder said:

    try that hahahah

    Is this a grown man with a YouTube channel dedicated to Reading and Leeds festivals? His rock love and grime hate is as embarrassing as the Courteeners-obsessed Manc people on Twitter who think everything other than lad rock isn't proper music.

    Also what was even the point in that video? Man actually hand wrote a line-up of his favourite bands on canvas with Rammstein half way down The Pit and included his own band and one band just so his cousin would buy a ticket... To a festival that isn't even happening...

    This has made me unnecessarily angry smh.

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  8. 24 minutes ago, Jack w said:

    Dudey Rhino is having a 2018 lineup livestream discussion on Youtube rn this chat seems to have some pretty good guesses so go check it out if youd like - not a promo or anything he is nothing to do with me 

    Not sure how I managed to get through 5 minutes of that.

  9. 22 minutes ago, bigcharlie65 said:

    well yeah I guess its not the line up everyone would want I'm not really a big fan of much there but like this is what I could work out 

    Oh no it was just a joke cos everyone always quotes people's predictions and bolds the acts they'd see, but your prediction was already written in bold :P

  10. 7 minutes ago, Andre91 said:

    I've currently got three different headliner trios I'm toying with :lol: 

    1. Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica & Ozzy Osbourne

    2. Nine Inch Nails, Avenged Sevenfold & Metallica

    3. Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day & Metallica. 

    (In order of likeliness) 

    I thought Trent hated playing metal festivals because he doesn't like NIN being seen as a metal band, or something along those lines.

    Can't see them playing at all.

    Most likely trio is surely A7X, Metallica and Ozzy as most have said, and after that I think there's a chance of Bon Jovi, BMTH (if they're active) and QOTSA (if the own show info is false or is just a show in Scotland or something). Can't really think who else there is. Pearl Jam but they also don't like heavy festivals do they?

  11. Just now, eFestivals said:



    Those sentences weren't linked. It wasn't a "wtf are you after if you don't want Roger Waters?" I was just asking because there could easily be acts he likes in contention for the remaining spots.

    But even if you don't like him, it's not really an underwhelming booking in the grand scheme of things.

  12. Based on it being in this thread I assumed a tour/own show announcement rather than a festival announcement.

    Won't be R&L anyway as they always warn us of an incoming announcement and it's too soon for them anyway.

    BST also normally warn us the night before so we'll know tonight if they've an announcement coming tomorrow. They also announced Bruno Mars either yesterday or the day before so it'd be a bit soon for them to announce another.

  13. 13 hours ago, SomeoneListeningIn said:

    Will try to stop doing these for a while now but I keep working at predictions and think I'm getting closer to a realistic one now. Only main/NME here though.



    Main: Kendrick Lamar // The Prodigy // Stormzy // Don Broco // Marmozets // Tonight Alive // Creeper // Basement // Arcane Roots

    NME: Vampire Weekend // Nothing But Thieves // Anderson .paak & the Free Nationals // Portugal. the Man // King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard // Alvvays // The Big Moon // Sigrid



    Main: Arctic Monkeys // Tame Impala // Wolf Alice // Brand New // Everything Everything // Declan McKenna // Swim Deep // Fickle Friends // Idles

    NME: Enter Shikari // Post Malone // Neck Deep // PVRIS // FIDLAR



    Main: Royal Blood // Catfish & the Bottlemen // Courteeners // J Hus // Zack De La Rocha // The Amazons // Cabbage // Fickle Friends // Milk Teeth

    NME: Annie Mac // Dua Lipa // Wilkinson (live) // Sampha

    That Friday and Saturday are actually well good. I'd probs get two day tickets tbh.

  14. Quite a few big, older bands who look like they'll be around at the time - Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam. Could end up similar to 2012 in that regard. Pretty much between IOW and BST for them all in terms of festivals (guess Bon Jovi could do Download).

    Also in terms of newer acts, the likes of Kasabian, Florence and The Killers will probably be around with no obvious festivals for them to be at.

    If IOW make a hash of their headliners this year then they should probably just give up.

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