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Everything posted by dentalplan

  1. Victorious Festival 2018

    Bestival isn't. It shrank. Whether a festival is major, mid-sized or small is determined by capacity rather than what people think of it. The capacity of Isle of Wight is still 90,000 I believe - same as Reading.
  2. British Summer Time 2018

    That being the map for the Waters gig - I think, outside of those extortionately priced circles, the sound is gonna be pretty hideous. I know the prices aren't out of line with his tour but at least you're gonna hear it crisply even in the nosebleeds. Agree with Mark that you should check out an arena gig where Roger's team is in charge of the sound. If you're willing to fly to the UK then maybe check the continent and make a trip out of it. In my opinion, BST really excels in its supporting line up which is why it gets a lot of favour on this here music board but if you want the full shebang from the headliner then you might be best heading elsewhere.
  3. Lineup 2018

    But going "hey they don't always book for modern times, look at these lot!" doesn't really mean anything in the context of them increasing the number of hip hop and grime acts, as far as I can see. Those years had a lot of contemporary stuff going on elsewhere and those bands were poorly attended as a result of it. The point about the jazz is mostly that it's a clever retort to people saying that it started as a rock festival, but I think it's relevant in that the festival changes with the times like it did from jazz to rock and roll, to metal and punk, to pop. to indie rock and hip hop, and now hip hop is much more popular among the demographic ergo they're justified in increasing its presence. It's not even increasing at that high a rate - there are still many stages of rock bands, it's just hip hop and grime are getting bigger placings. I don't really think people are wrong to be downhearted about the lineup changing but people being defensive over it and suggesting that it has to remain a rock festival, well those people are oblivious to the many non-rock headliners it's had and the many shifts the festival has experience so they deserve some flak.
  4. Lineup 2018

    If the line up was dominated by those types of acts it would be a problem.
  5. Lineup 2018

    Kamasi Washington, Avishai Cohen and Paramore to headline. One rock headliner is fine - I'd just go somewhere else that night - but it started out as a jazz festival so I think a lot of people will be disappointed if there's more than one rock band headlining. I know I would be.
  6. Latitude 2018

    I suspect you might be taking the mick but just in case, his Dublin show announcement today says he's doing festivals next summer. So I'm wrong and it's another day on eFestivals. As said in that post tho, the set will probably have to change a bit. I'm not sure the intimate show full of respectful fans that we saw in the arenas can be transplanted to a festival of non-fans and waltzer music.
  7. Victorious Festival 2018

    Dawg, Isle of Wight is a major festival... and it already had them headline this year! Latitude could feasibly happen because they have the biggest live entertainment company in the world backing it, and they'd still be a very big headliner there. Ain't happening at Victorious - there's still way more chance of them playing Reading that weekend than Portsmouth.
  8. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Squatter's rights
  9. Download 2018

    He's got a lot of pride to swallow. I wouldn't count on it. @Andre91 I don't think they'd go ahead with NIN and A7X as two of the headliners bc neither are even accomplished arena headliners here so it'd be a really slow sell. Also Green Day played absolutely every festival around Download except Download didn't they? I don't think it's worth their while to come back next year - if they're touring it'll be R+L.
  10. British Summer Time 2018

    Tell me man. I'll believe anything.
  11. British Summer Time 2018

    But also that
  12. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Catfish and the Bottlemen splitting after all?
  13. Nick Cave

    Way too big, surely? Don’t recall them ever having arena headliners among their top acts. I think with Glastonbury not on and uncertainty surrounding existing and potential festivals, it’s really hard to predict acts like Nick for next summer. I guess a lot of acts are gonna do their own major shows - wonder if that’s possible for these. Not a traditional festival but I’d imagine he’s likely for the 6 Music Fest due to happen in Belfast on Spring Bank. Not that is much use to us mainlanders but will be nice on the red button.
  14. 2017 New Music Thread

    Thought it was pleasant enough. Not a lot to come back to tho. Felt like a Foster the People record or something.
  15. Nick Cave

    That’s excellent, cheers. As spellbinding performers go, it should be a magnificent little twofer there. Hope we’re as lucky over here. Posh knob!
  16. Lineup 2018

    Of course they’re established, they’re over a decade into their career still doing arenas and the singer was a judge on a mainstream TV singing contest. A household name, pretty much. Also I didn’t expect these broad descriptors to be up to so much scrutiny. Does it matter? Aye they’ve also got a tour with Weezer just before that in Australia. I think when they’ve got names like those they announce them from the off but there might be a nice surprise in store. Certainly won’t be Queens in this country though. Probably a good chance of The Struts opening, or possibly Idles again.
  17. Nick Cave

    Patti only headlined that place a couple of years back, right?
  18. Lineup 2018

    Yeah and they were a newer British act at the time.
  19. Lineup 2018

    They will likely have at least two support acts; a newer British band opening and an established one. Be warned though, there's a good chance of Kaiser Chiefs. The Prodigy definitely could sub the main stage as they've proven before but it's whether the festival wants 'em to I suppose - they've been out of favour with UK festivals recently for whatever reason. I'm more expectant of a run of mid-sized festival headline slots than returning to sub at the likes of R+L.
  20. St Vincent Tour

    I could definitely believe that. It seems poised between narcissism and brilliance, but it's good that someone's taking those risks I guess. Carving up the set into chronological hits and then the album in full is pretty vulgar tho, definitely don't like that. However I suppose this is a whistle-stop album launch tour though and that'll be gone by the time she's next back.
  21. Download 2018

    Going off recent years they'll either announce all three at once or they'll announce the headliners in order over three days. You won't have to wait a long time for the next one if at all so I don't think it'll really matter about it being out of the way or anything.
  22. Lineup 2018

    Yea man. New wave goths MGMT. 2018 bops already.
  23. British Summer Time 2018

    double trouble
  24. British Summer Time 2018

    Lorde had the same praise and hype and then blew it by waiting four years to follow up her debut, I'd think. This guy's new, and he's even working with the dude who produced and co-wrote Pure Heroine, so he's having his time now. If the whole industry was based on who had the best lyrics, production and voice then we wouldn't be talking about either of these two.