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Everything posted by dentalplan

  1. 2019 Headliners

    But would you make the same point about inoffensive rock bands? That was more my point. Anyway I really can't see Emily getting contacted by his peeps or whatever and thinking to herself "Sam Smith is big and all over the radio and charts but fuck is he boring and this festival will not stand for milquetoast mewlers". She'll add him to basket and prepare to hype him up as much as possible to muster that deficit of interest.
  2. I'd cop. Kendrick and those two NME headliners oowee. Although it really is a slog through that main stage for the most part, but what else is new? AAF below Friendly Fickles is a bit weird tho: academy band vs. small club band and all that.
  3. Lineup 2018

    Tbh I thought the thing about late summer already ruled him out of Wireless. Still possible for V but fingers crossed for R+L.
  4. 2019 Headliners

    Why would they want someone who's not divisive? There are plenty of rock bands that aren't culturally relevant nor divisive but they don't really get forced to jump through hoops so I don't get why it should differ. I take your argument on board as to why there wouldn't be a push for him to headline like years of people wishing Kendrick or something but if there's a young lad perhaps going onto headlining British stadiums, with enough clout with the youth and the middle aged then I don't see why he shouldn't.
  5. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    With the mid-noughties in vogue across the mid-level festivals, I’d think Mike’s lot could clean up at yer Kendals and yer Trucks. I’m not expecting it with the ’one-off’ claim but wouldn’t surprise me and I think those fests’ attendees would be relatively pleased.
  6. British Summer Time 2018

    @eFestivals I can imagine it’s not much of a priority but what’s the scope on new major festivals like this and TRNSMT [and maybe Latitude] stepping up into their own sub forums rather than sitting on the Other UK Festivals bit? Especially since other major festivals are dropping at a rate (TITP) or losing popularity (Bestival, IOW). Not trying to bug you or anything and forgive me if it does but just wondering if there’s a prerequisite for those sub forums or if you’ve considered it or anything.
  7. 2019 Headliners

    i think being gay in pop music is pretty relevant to their success, given that lots of males are packaged as pinups for young girls and females as idols. Where does Sam Smith fall into it? You don’t get many out pop stars succeeding at his level do you? It’s why the likes of Ricky Martin and dude from N*Sync weren’t out until their careers were over. I don’t think it’s that relevant to Glastonbury (other than maybe why he isn’t a phenomenon like previous pop stars) but idk it’s always impressed me about the dude that he was out before his music was.
  8. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    I’d be surprised if they never played shows again after, given their propensity to do final shows. However, labelling it a one-off while festivals are in the midst of booking acts might mean that there won’t be another chance to see em in 2018.
  9. 2019 Headliners

    Michael Stipe twice since Skin tho.
  10. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Ain't it OCS now? And where's The Blind Shake @?
  11. Lineup 2018

    Would say it'd have to be a big slot but I dunno. D'you reckon they mean anything to Generation Z?
  12. 2019 Headliners

    I prefer his later work.
  13. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    I just misclicked on Dice and was blown away that Japanese Breakfast were also playing for £4 (without forty pee booking fee I guess). That does look like a swell inner-city festival. Scousers eatin fam.
  14. Lineup 2018

    Yeah maybe if we were on about Download type headliners but Royal Blood and Foo Fighters (and Muse) are way more R+L. Also that’s a pretty generalised formula that has one, at a stretch two years of precedence so I wouldn’t stick too closely to it anyhow.
  15. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    "one-off"? eff off
  16. Lineup 2018

    Fantastic news.
  17. Lineup 2018

    How would Royal Blood and Foo Fighters together be too heavy? They both played the Glastonbury main stage this year alongside Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry. I don't think adding another act would water it down any more anyway. Yup I've begun to think those lot. Not because I "don't think Royal Blood are big enough to headline outright" but cos they're small enough to have to accept it, and Paramore probably the same and it's a combo not far removed from 2014 so it'd work well enough , whereas Kendrick is a weird fit coheadlining with any other potential headline candidate.
  18. 2019 Headliners

    Drake also. But I agree. And the sorta things Smith has going for him is he's a British success, has played Glastonbury before (three times if he played with Disclosure in both 2013 and 2016?) and would probably benefit from offering a possibly cheaper headline booking than other popstars and agents that would actually approach the festival rather than vice versa. I feel daft for ever thinking he'd go away now. Only came on the scene five years ago yday with that Disclosure track and now the man has like 12m world sales, 4 Grammy's, an Oscar and a Golden Globe and has only released one album. It remains that he won't get as big as Ed Sheeran (the teen heartthrob thing probably doesn't work that well for gay blokes) and Adele (considerably less likeable) but damned if we haven't been underestimating the boy.
  19. 2019 Headliners

    Same. The main arguments against it for me would be the availability of other more established pop headliners (Madonna if she wants, Beyoncé could return, Taylor Swift if she's still adored) and rap acts (lets face it, they couldn't have both a rapper and a straight up pop singer without an angry mob) but saying Sam Smith will not be big enough to headline is really just sticking yer head in the sand. Guy will be headlining festivals worldwide so he's no reason to rock up at a festival which will basically be his target audience and support whoever.
  20. The National

    Yeah, it seems to be the first two weekend of July. Might include the Friday June 29th-Sunday July 1st weekend though - up to them I guess.
  21. 2019 Headliners

    They can't only ever book mainstream pop headliners who are phenomena because there aren't enough around and they've probably exhausted list of ones who would want to do it. I've no idea why they'd suddenly decide to ignore that he's big enough to headline when the festival were happy to give him a mid-Other slot before his debut album was out.
  22. Latitude 2018

    If they get tickets, sure.
  23. British Summer Time 2018

    Brilliant news. I'm not really fussed about the original lineup but just touring again and playing golden era songs is news to behold.
  24. BBC's The Biggest Weekend 2018

    Sounds about right. If they’re doing four events then it would make sense to hit every country of the UK.
  25. BBC's The Biggest Weekend 2018

    Think the press got carried away with the ‘Glastonbury replacement’ line, seeing as the only comparison seems to be the coverage, and naturally it’s gonna be that large if they’re planning four simultaneous events. As for the arrangement; I’m expecting a festival per each station and on the surface it’ll be the same as any year but with all the events taking place on the same weekend rather than Feb, May, Sep etc. Hopefully the 6music leg will be a bit more substantial because of the proximity to Primavera. Wouldn’t expect camping if they’ve never introduced it before and it’d cost a bunch more for the BBC for no real reward.