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Everything posted by xxialac

  1. Primavera 2018

    Ha, fair point!
  2. Primavera 2018

    Also Wedding Presents, Pond, Operators, Algiers... Algiers and Operators were superb - amazing to watch as part of a tiny tiny crowd.
  3. Primavera 2018

    Sadly the best way to know about the secret gigs is to check your phone. Not great. I'm on holiday. I'm at a festival. I want to get away from checking my phone all the time. It would be better if they put up posters the night before. I'd be surprised if they pull off a similar big stunt to the surprise Arcade Fire show with its own stage. Instead I think they will have some more big hitters playing the unexpected slots relative to last year.
  4. Predictions for 2018

    In the traditional '10 guesses' format, I'll go with; Sun Kil Moon Melody's Echo Chamber Hinds Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett Django Django Spiritualized Vampire Weekend Cocaine Piss Sex Swing Happy Meals
  5. Primavera 2018

    Pretty sure it was in the Gabi Q&A
  6. NOS Primavera Porto

    This is something that Barcelona might do but it is not Porto's style. I would say <10% chance of a surprise band and 0% they would do it this way with a fake band.
  7. NOS Primavera Porto

    It seems crazily elaborate. Why just not include the band at all rather than invent a band that doesn't exist? More likely they are friends of the organisers who wanted to give them their first profile... And Arcade Fire weren't given a fake name...
  8. NOS Primavera Porto

    Next Wednesday it will already be one month after Barcelona announced theirs (which must be harder to organise)
  9. Primavera 2018

    Outlandish Primavera 2018 theory: Could Paul McCartney be added? - They implied Unexpected would be much bigger this year. Hard to be bigger than that and would be a great stunt to pull off. - There were beatles on the background design of the posters - He's releasing a new record this year. Might prefer to launch it in front of a big crowd but outside the UK. Couldn't announce him yet as needs to tie in with the wider announcement. - The video had 'The End'? on it - a classic Beatles track composed by, yes, Paul McCartney.
  10. Primavera 2018

    I think that rules her out for unexpectedprimavera She surely can't play 9 nights in a row!
  11. NOS Primavera Porto

    Last year the day lineup split was out on 16 January. Getting ridiculous now. They must have the information...
  12. Primavera 2018

    Has anyone seen one of the recent Four Tet shows? Thoughts?
  13. Primavera 2018

    The dance music is generally a 15 minute walk away in its own section across a bridge so no need to engage with it all if preferred.
  14. Primavera 2018

    The more I probe, the more I realise the lineup is absolutely stacked. Crazy to think they are going to add more names via Hidden and Unexpected.
  15. Primavera 2018

    I'd be very surprised if Courtney Barnett doesn't do an unexpected Primavera set. Would be good means for her to promote her imminent new album and she's in Europe anyway (and I think she's announcing tomorrow)
  16. NOS Primavera Porto

    Still no day splits?? Come on guys, sort it out!
  17. NOS Primavera Porto

    Matosinhos is cheap, quiet and super convenient. There's a beach of sorts as well.
  18. Primavera 2018

    Sleeper are doing festivals now and they'd be a fun add for the Hidden Stage.
  19. NOS Primavera Porto

    The bands are pretty decent but not big names, any of them - Amen Dunes, Talaboman, some DJs (including Jamie XX) and some good Portuguese bands. But it's disappointing they couldn't even find one big interesting name like Thom Yorke.
  20. NOS Primavera Porto

    Barcelona has only been doing Unexpected since last year and Hidden Stage since the last five years. I don't think realistic to think they would construct a new stage but maybe they could hold a big(gish) name back to follow the unexpected trend. Someone like Deerhunter perhaps.
  21. Primavera 2018

    Oh no, only 48. That’s awful.
  22. Primavera 2018

    Starcrawler are a lot of fun live. I dunno but I’d have have thought they’d play late in town. Seems like Spiritualized and Maria Arnal will play v early and one after the other. So reasons for optimism.
  23. NOS Primavera Porto

    Does anyone think/know whether Porto will have the same 'unexpected' concept as Barcelona and some last minute surprise bands added?
  24. Primavera 2018

    You're not listening to my point. Sam's son is not 10 years old, he is 3 years old, - he'll be tired super early.
  25. Primavera 2018

    Sorry to sound preachy, I'm definitely not trying to tell you how to be a parent but just want to arm you with the info. The trouble with being tucked up at 12pm for Primavera is that implies leaving at 11pm which makes it completely not worth the effort of of going.