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  1. 14 points
    I made Glastonbury out of Duplo this morning. Only 365 days to go...
  2. 10 points
    Hi guys. I have read every single page of this forum so thought I'd say hello. Extremely looking forward to PJ (hoping for more of a London setlist than Pinkpop from looking at them, but that's a bit hopeful), NIN and plenty others. Having lived in Spain since September, I have seen or know of a few of the Spanish acts on the bill and thought I would give my two céntimos. Most of these sing in Spanish. I would fully recommend going to a Spanish band, just to see the majority of the drunken crowd excitedly harping along to every word, even though Spanish acts tend to fit in as many words into their songs as possible. It's a pretty site. Apologies for being a bit long but hopefully you find something in it. If anyone, particularly Spanish people, have anything to add, feel free! Bifannah: Not seen them but listened to them a fair bit. Really colourful, unique, world music flavoured indie rock and I reckon a great start to the festival (if we can get the wristbands on in time). Side note: I anticipated not being able to see them so I ended up going to a festival on the coast of Andalucia where there were loads of lesser known Spanish bands, even in Spain. Ivan Ferreiro: An interesting fellow: I cannot tell (as with a lot of Spanish indie acts) whether he is purposefully modelled on the Gallaghers/Ian Brown or if it happened at the same time (he comes from a pretty famous indie band in Spain called Los Piratas, their big hits are played all the time and Ferrerio plays Años 80 a lot). He snarls, he cooes and he gets the crowd going. The Spaniards will all be there. It got pretty raucous when I saw him, tingles down the spine. Carolina Durante: Pretty catchy, uplifting indie punk. The singer sounds like a youthful, melodic Mark E Smith crossed with Shaun Ryder, which I'll leave to you to decide is your cup of tea. They were at that same festival as Bifannah, just to give you an idea. Modelo de Respuesta Polar/ La MODA: I have to be honest, these are two bands I cannot really tell apart when I've listened to them. I know La MODA have been touring a lot in Spain. From what I recall, these are more towards the pop-indie rock side of things, ala Catfish, Courteeners et al. Whilst I am not a fan, I imagine the KOKO stage is gonna be packed with Spaniards at the end of Friday as this will be their usual prime party time. Biznaga: Quite well-known modern punk band. I am not a fan of the Spanish punk singing style, I think it is a bit 'put-on' and ends up a bit faux-gravely. However, this band cannot be argued with really if you are looking for some snarly punk. Núria Graham: I really like this. She sings in English, it might be a little bit sad but it is a bit like Kevin Morby's stuff, there is a lot of levity to be found in it. From my experience, these types of acts in Spain tend to be my favourite. Morgan: Sentimental, almost Mumford style rock. Having said that, the female lead singer is a legend and the rest of the band really hammer it live. Fully recommend to be honest, I think she sings in Castellano, Catalan and English. Agoraphobia: The one I am most looking forward to, if I can catch it ahead of Perfume Genius. Think Honeyblood, The Big Moon (amazing live, fucking horrible clash with ATDI not good for me), Metric, Wolf Alice. Heavy, all female band. I haven't seen them live so cannot vouch for that but their recent album is a fucking stonker. Sing in English. Cora Novoa: Really interesting DJ from Galicia. She is some sort of ambassador for Ableton and her 2015 album is a really exquisite mix between poppy dance and heavier, moodier stuff. Her recent mix for the festival was really brutal, so who knows how it will be. I am gonna try and squeeze her in between Pile and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Kase.O: Decent party Spanish rap. Not sure what more I can say really. Rufus T. Firefly: I have seen these guys mentioned, it is a massive shame they clash with QOTSA, Portugal, Weval and the above Kase.O. I am tempted...they are not overwhelming live, but they are on for a short time, have some really really nice psych-pop, Tame Impala flavoured hits and once they get going live are quite entrancing. Angel Stanich: An interesting clash with Jet and Dua Lipa for anyone who doesn't fancy that. I imagine a fairly sizeable crowd even with both of those acts attracting plenty of Spanish fans. He is pretty popular and you will again see a really enthused crowd. He plays beautiful indie rock and has quite a peculiar voice, reminding me of Jonsi from Sigur Ros and someone else who I forget. Apparently comes with a really good AV show, cannot confirm as I have only seen him in an intimate open-mic show. Well, good luck guys and see you there. Hope there is some space at the frontish for PJ for me, I will be coming from Yo La Tengo. That isn't even all of the Spanish acts by the way, I think there are a few more in there.
  3. 9 points
    I saw Bernard Sumner at a grocery store in Manchester yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?”I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.
  4. 7 points
    I think a few less dance music focused late night options would be nice. SE Corner's really not my thing these days, too busy and I'm not all that into the music there (plus I stopped taking things years ago).
  5. 7 points
    I met him when I was studying sculpture at St Martin's College.
  6. 6 points
    (Un)official eFests meetup w/ @alan_ts where we discussed how good the beer was and how good Sumski were. Putting down my tent at 6am in the rainstorm was a shitty end to an otherwise good weekend.
  7. 5 points
    So you go and you stand on your own And you leave on your own And you go home and you cry And you want to die
  8. 5 points
    So any other English folk considering boycotting Pukkelpop after that result tonight? Seriously, what a bunch of ungrateful buggers. All these years we've been travelling over there, boosting their economy and they have the audacity to beat us in the World Cup?!? They might make nice beer and chocolates and put on decent festivals but this is a whole other level. Shocking behaviour. Anyway, if (and it's a BIG if) I do still go there's actually quite a lot I'm looking forward to seeing. Not sure what the announcement policy is this year, what with the random Belgian bands getting released over the last couple of weeks, but now I've spent a bit of time trawling through the nether regions of the line up I'm more than happy with what's on offer (Friday excluded of course). Been into them for a good while now but didn't really appreciate until recently just how great the new TWOD album is. They're definite headline material for me and could have probably propped Thursday up on their own (with support from Dua Lipa) but Arcade Fire on top just takes the Main to another level of bigness. Only issue for me that night is what's also on offer in the Boiler and Castello as would love to see Marcel Dettman, Kiasmos and especially Bicep (probably my no. 1 for the whole weekend so not missing them for anyone). Horse Meat Disco and Denis Sulta in the Booth are on my list but will probably be able to dip in and out of both. Friday isn't as much of a write off for me as it is for others, mainly because of the Boiler. I love a bit of DnB and Dimension was actually one of my wish list acts so will definitely be there for him. DJ Hype is a legend and Sub Focus is one of my favourite producers (would have preferred a live set and not really sure why that wasn't booked?). As for the other stages, SOPHIE, David August and Todd Terje in the Castello will all be decent and I'll definitely try to check out OR:LA and Call Super in the Booth. Looking forward to wandering around the stages in between those acts as there's always something to find. Still holding out hopes for Despacio (it's long overdue at PKP) as could quite easily lose a few hours in there (toilet/beer breaks permitting). Saturday is shaping up to be potentially one of the best days in the history of the festival (for me anyway). Confidence Man will be on another level of amazing and I've got RBCF on rotation at the moment so can't wait for them. Ron Gallo, Jungle , Sleaford Mods, Gogo Penguin, Maribou State, King Gizz, The Joy Formidable, The Blaze and Vitalic are all on my list which should (clashes permitting) nicely fill up the afternoon and evening. Pretty sure I'll see Justice but Nina Kraviz is a more than welcome alternative if not. Boiler is great too as will definitely check out Kolsch, Tiga and my big DJ find this year - Patrice Baumal b2b Guy J. Awesome Tapes from Africa and The Egyptian Lover in the Booth will both be well worth a look too. Granted there's definitely room for improvement in a lot of areas and there's quite a few bands that are potentially available but missing. However you've got to be realistic in terms of budget and the timetable so in that sense I don't think they've done a bad job this year. Big impression I'm getting off social media is that the 'older crowd' (I include myself in this) are at a bit of a cross roads with the festival and feel dis-attached from the line up and apparent direction they're heading in. I think the Marquee last year went a long way towards appeasing that crowd but it's not the case this time. I'm pretty sure some of my regular friends are going more out of tradition and loyalty than any affiliation or connection with the line up but how long that continues I don't know? I still think there's enough space in a 200 plus line up to please both the youngsters and us old folk but it's a balancing act that perhaps needs a bit more attention than has been given the past couple of years. But I digress, let's not let any of this distract us from the fact that those pesky Belgian's have got well above their station tonight. We'll see who's smiling when they play Brazil in the quarters while we coast through against whoever has the misfortune to meet us in the 'easy' half of the draw.
  9. 5 points
    Between his solo shit and his beatles shit he could piss out a set-list to keep the plebs happy: Give Ireland Back to the Irish Mary Had a Little Lamb While My Guitar Gently Sleeps Ferry Cross the Mersey Mull of Kintyre Come Together Hey Jude Ticket to Ride Paperback Writer Eleanor Rigby Act Naturally I'm Down Back in the USSR Helter Skelter Nod Your Head Imagine
  10. 5 points
    Take heart from the knowledge that in a week's time we will be closer to the next festival than the last one.
  11. 4 points
    They play hundreds of concerts a year. They see drunk guys acting out all the time. Maybe if they say it at their shows, it lessens the chances that someone's night is gonna be ruined by some lecherous arsehole. If you don't need telling then that's good, but I don't see why you'd have a problem with them speaking on it - of all the things bands say between songs, this is a pretty good message.
  12. 4 points
    Just getting out my tiny violin for all men. RTJ weren't having a go at men, they were asking that women's voices are respected and better represented in positions of power. You must have a very fragile ego for that to be your takeaway. Today was rubbish. Hour long beer queues, overcrowded, and crap sound. Hinds were great but far too quiet. RTJ and Iggy were good but battled terrible sound.
  13. 4 points
    That's a positive thing, right? At least, for me it is... I love this about the festival. But hey, I'm an old git who just wants to enjoy the music and a couple of beers. Days of getting loaded and high are well behind me...
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
    Maybe he didn't go for a piss at all. Maybe it was a dump. The sudden need for an urgent dump can take one by surprise. I recall that very event happening to me when I was at our camp at Glastonbury. So, I started to make my way to the nearby toilets. I got about half way there and a wave of fear came over me. Essentially I knew that if I carried on walking at all at that point, that I was going to shit myself. The hairs were up on my arms and I felt quite peculiar. I then realized that I had to try walking again, but could only do so in a certain fashion - a kind of cross between being heavily physically disabled in the lower body, as well as having ones shoe laces tied together. Believe me, if any modern dance impresario had seen the performance, I'd have been snapped up. You want to know, don't you? You want to know whether I made it to the loos on time. I am happy to report that I did indeed make it. That poo was right up there with the best of them that I have ever poo'ed. Anyway, just saying that this could have happened to Ed Sheeran.
  16. 4 points
    As the planning permission for premises licences have appeared at the entrances to the site we can take that as confirmation that next year is officially underway.
  17. 4 points
    That's the sun setting on a fallow year.....bring on the dawn.
  18. 4 points
    Railway line looking east from Spike Bar....5 mins ago x
  19. 4 points
    Glad I’ve seen the updated poster now, was a bit disappointed they didn’t do t-shirts with the line up on the back, not one for them normally but the RW line ups are the best I’ve been to... so I’ve made my own 😂 So if any of you see a guy in this with a Jupiler in each hand, it’s me
  20. 4 points
    I dont understand these people who say they are missing it !!
  21. 3 points
    Oops I did it again I booked the same apartment for next year. Next step is buying tickets
  22. 3 points
    The only pumpkins reunion the public actually want:
  23. 3 points
    You might nerd a Kleenex after this.... https://photos.app.goo.gl/QuMmLS2Xbmv6H3aT9
  24. 3 points
    I've decided to go the other way and do all the things I'm not allowed to do at Glastonbury this weekend. So far I've had a glass bottle of beer, hated a farm and had a shite time.
  25. 3 points


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