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  1. British Summer Time 2018

    He was replaced as the support for Lorde in Glasgow (not sure why), but I know that doesn't alter the point.
  2. Lineup 2018

    That last tour started off with reasonably big bookings (T in the Park headline) but quickly went down the scale as he shopped round a lot of small to medium festivals, ending up with stuff like the Lytham St Anne's summer "festival", so it would be embarrassing for R&L to book him as a headliner now - still wouldn't put it past R&L to book him in a lower slot though, if he'd do it.
  3. Arcade Fire

    I saw them at the United Airlines arena in Chicago on the Reflektor tour (i didn't fly out there specially, I was on holiday and took the opportunity) and on entry we got sent somewhere to get our tickets re-assigned and it turned out they hadn't opened the upper tier (which we had tickets for) and were putting ticket holders into gaps in the lower tier, so it was far from sold out (though they did have two nights there). So in short, them playing arenas but not selling them out isn't a a new thing.
  4. Kingsman Scene at Glastonbury

    They were filming some of that onstage at Leeds, they brought out the guy who plays Simon in the Inbetweeners (think he's called Simon anyway, the guy who was also in Fresh Meat) in between two bands and the audience had to cheer etc. My daughter was gutted cos they filmed the crowd along the barrier and she'd just vacated her spot to come and meet me after whatever band had been on. There were signs up at the entrance that day saying that filming would be taking place.
  5. Lineup 2018

    Saw The Big Moon at Leeds (festival) and echo the above, better live than on the album. Get Inuit are fairly well established and meant to see them at either 2000 Trees or Leeds but had better clashes both times.
  6. Lineup 2018

    Courtney Barnett is about to release a joint album with Kurt Vile and they are touring the US together this autumn - not sure how far the project will extend into next year but if it did Latitude is the obvious place for them to go - and either way I don't think we'll see a new solo album and tour kicking off in time for R&L next year. Bat for Lashes isn't the most prolific tourer and finished her last album shows at the end of 2016 so wouldn't expect her to be back in time either. I'm saying all this without looking too far into it, for all I know they may have both announced new material and plans. I don't think either are R&L-perfect but would like to think there is room for them. I always think the FR stage should have more of its own identity and be a place for these sorts of acts - it does accommodate some at the moment but its still a bit of a mishmash.
  7. LCD Soundsystem....

    Incredible in Glasgow last night, it just kept building and the atmosphere was euphoric towards the end.
  8. Begin at the beginning: "Northern bands like the Sherlocks and Blossoms sell out stadiums but London's tastemakers pay no attention to what they call 'landfill indie'". Whoa, strong opening gambit!
  9. Lineup 2018

    FKA Twigs would be a good shout for a high FR slot, think she'd be lost in the NME. On the others mentioned earlier I'm still hopeful of Lorde and think she'd fit, even if she hasnt played previously. St Vincent I doubt very much, better suited to Latitude and would get a higher slot. Not the same I know but I saw her play an evening slot in Kings Tuts at T in the Park in 2014 to about 150 people and wouldn't want to see her in front of a poor crowd at Leeds too.
  10. Lineup 2018

    I'm fairly certain they were advertising the tour on the big screens between bands, and Live Nation are promoting the tour so it starts to add up that they'll play the festival too - playing them on the PA is less of a factor really. The other artist I noticed getting a bit of a push was Banks, so she's a possibility for next year though not sure how that fits with her album cycles.
  11. Lineup 2018

    Minor quibble but doubt Honeyblood will open the Main Stage two years running - and generally they've done the festival circuit fairly extensively this summer and have just announced end of year dates (including a hometown gig) which seem to bring their album cycle to a close (they did similar on their first album) and could see them going quiet again for a while after that.
  12. Lineup 2018

    I'm liking the Lorde suggestions that keep coming up - though would probably expect her to be an NME headliner against a rock act on main (similar to Haim / Muse this year). There's some ambitious shouts for FR headliners going on though.
  13. Lineup 2018

    I think it's probably more to do with them wanting to maximise exposure of the new album material, again just part of the marketing campaign for the new album that they wouldn't otherwise have got without the secret set..
  14. Lineup 2018

    Would also add that QOTSA weren't just doing them a favour for nowt - their album came out that day and a day's work doing two short secret sets brought them a lot of publicity (reviews of the festival always give prominence to the secret set), and a lot of prominent advertising around the sites (and I think the only band advert in the lanyard) for their album and tour. Not to say they wouldn't have got posters otherwise (there are often posters for bands not appearing at the festival) but don't think it would have been quite the big push.
  15. Lineup 2018

    That's from this thread, two pages back...!