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AF are a great booking for me.have seen 3 times and never disappointed. not sure on rest of line up but fri being a dance and co head could be someone like james/rudimental or 2dcc/chase and status. As for sunday with loads ruled out im not to sure. could see 1 any 4 from The Stone Roses(may be to soon) Muse or ELO. or The Libertines

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1 hour ago, Gozpot said:

IoW couldn't afford Adele and I doubt she sees it as prestigious enough for her.

IOW booked Fleetwood Mac on a world exclusive for approximately 700 hundred billion pounds last year. If any festival could afford her it'd be IOW.

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12 minutes ago, Will-2609 said:

IOW booked Fleetwood Mac on a world exclusive for approximately 700 hundred billion pounds last year. If any festival could afford her it'd be IOW.

is that an actual reported value? ;)

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2 hours ago, Will-2609 said:

IOW booked Fleetwood Mac on a world exclusive for approximately 700 hundred billion pounds last year. If any festival could afford her it'd be IOW.

Not so sure about that considering the festival was nearly cancelled over the £40k fee for the land, problem was solved by whacking £50 on the cost of a camper van ticket.

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I'm in a bit of a dilemma... I really want to go for the Saturday just for Arcade Fire, but have no idea how i'm going to get back into Southampton, does anyone know what time the ferries stop crossing back over in the night? I would stay in the Travelodge but their charging £200+ for one night!!

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11 hours ago, Space_Dementia said:

I'm in a bit of a dilemma... I really want to go for the Saturday just for Arcade Fire, but have no idea how i'm going to get back into Southampton, does anyone know what time the ferries stop crossing back over in the night? I would stay in the Travelodge but their charging £200+ for one night!!

Take a look at Wightlink and red funnel websites for ferry times.

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17 hours ago, Space_Dementia said:

I'm in a bit of a dilemma... I really want to go for the Saturday just for Arcade Fire, but have no idea how i'm going to get back into Southampton, does anyone know what time the ferries stop crossing back over in the night? I would stay in the Travelodge but their charging £200+ for one night!!

If you want my sincere advice I would not make any travel arrangements that are non-refundable

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more bands just announced, nothing overly exciting but positive from the point of view that it may go ahead.

surely kaiser chiefs( love them or hate them) would be a better Friday headliner than run DMC though, would be a bigger draw for selling tickets.

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3 hours ago, Circus-Freak said:

Kaiser Chiefs were headline material perhaps 8 years ago, but not now.

Theyve got it right with RunDMC on Friday, they appeal to so many.

I wouldn't say headline level, they were sup level at best but they did have a few decent years. 

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22 hours ago, thewayiam said:

I wouldn't say headline level, they were sup level at best but they did have a few decent years. 

They did actually headline IOW in 2008, although I'm gonna put that down to them spending all their money on The Police that same year

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27 minutes ago, FloorFiller said:

They did actually headline IOW in 2008, although I'm gonna put that down to them spending all their money on The Police that same year

And in fairness IOW have been known to have a couple of headliners that no other major festival give them, it even took Download a fair amount of time with The Prodigy and that was due to a pull out/non agreement so replacement needed.

They were much better than Franz at Leeds subbing 06 tbf and KOL subbing in 09 at Reading. Ignore everything after the angry mob album and they are okay for a bit of fun.

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Still don't get what the bookers are thinking. The lineup would have been better to throw together CATBM and Bastille as co-headers on Friday, Arcade Fire on Saturday and even if they still had Rod they could of fucked off Guetta/Run dMC and spend the money on a much better undercard

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So Catfish, KC and Bastille are going to be the subs by the looks of it. Although overall the lineup is bad, most festivals it's size would have two of them in contention to sub nowadays.

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5 hours ago, sisco said:

Still don't get what the bookers are thinking. The lineup would have been better to throw together CATBM and Bastille as co-headers on Friday, Arcade Fire on Saturday and even if they still had Rod they could of fucked off Guetta/Run dMC and spend the money on a much better undercard

Not really. It would just be said that it's weak because Catfish and Bastille are headlining. If they replaced those two with subs stronger than Run-DMC and David Guetta then possibly... but you know they won't be.

It looked fucked before we even knew who the Friday headliners were - the identity of those are pretty irrelevant.

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Is anyone commenting on how bad the lineup is actually going? This isn't meant as a dig, I'm just wondering.

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3 hours ago, dentalplan said:

Not really. It would just be said that it's weak because Catfish and Bastille are headlining. If they replaced those two with subs stronger than Run-DMC and David Guetta then possibly... but you know they won't be.

It looked fucked before we even knew who the Friday headliners were - the identity of those are pretty irrelevant.

Oh it's fucked but I think they would have got more credit pushing CATBM especially upto header and spending the big money they've no doubt paid Run DMC and Guetta on better subs

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6 hours ago, thewayiam said:

So Catfish, KC and Bastille are going to be the subs by the looks of it. Although overall the lineup is bad, most festivals it's size would have two of them in contention to sub nowadays.

1 will have to be 3rd down due to the co-headers so I doubt any you mention will be used on the Friday.  

Something like:

David Guetta, Run DMC, Clean Bandit

Arcade Fire, Bastille, George Ezra

Rod Stewart, CATBM, Kaisers

 

Wonderful hey.....

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