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  1. This is the moment you choose to grind an axe? What a bizarre, baseless claim tacked onto a rant that’s dripping with racial disdain. Why don’t you just go ahead and say the word you’re clearly gagging to. It’ll save a lot of time and effort.
    22 points
  2. Can confirm them as one of the headliners as well 👌
    15 points
  3. Yeah, it's in the post above yours.
    13 points
  4. I’m just thrilled for once this isn’t me
    12 points
  5. In a long list of things Glastonbury should never consider, that's pretty much number one.
    12 points
  6. Me when I see a cool gorilla
    12 points
  7. 5 Stages of Dealing With Dan Wilcox R&L Info: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance
    12 points
  8. After 18 months the advance party meet up in Manchester …. Thanks @eFestivals for this forum … friends that wouldn’t have happened without it
    12 points
  9. I guess I'll explain where I am... To be honest, the virus is going to drift ad infinitum. The end game for it is probably something like a beta/delta combo that has good escape from neutralising antibodies and is as transmissible as delta (maybe Nu (if it ends up being called Nu) is that version, but other than predictions, there's nothing to definitively suggest it is yet...Nu-Covid eh 😁). However we are probably chasing our tails if we want to try to eliminate the virus using vaccines alone (I've never thought this was possible, certainly not with the current generation of vaccines...maybe a next-generation one that's nasally delivered and elicits a really good, stable mucosal immune response, but blood-borne immunity will always struggle to contain transmission of a respiratory virus). So, best vaccine coverage possible is the only way we can really protect as many people as possible (coupled with some of the emerging drugs...the Pfizer one in particular looks very promising...5 day course at home, prescribed by your GP and taken orally, similar level of protection from severe disease as vaccination...should be a game changer). Boosters will help dampen down transmission for a while as the neutralising antibody levels go through the roof with a boost after about 6 months (technically, these could be tailored for different variants too if needed, but the spike variation is constrained by a need to still function and high levels of antibody will likely protect against all variants anyway)...for how long will boosted antibody levels last? Dunno, maybe a year, maybe 2, maybe even 3, nobody knows (if we could fast forward a bit, we'd find out, but all we can do is wait and see). Antibody levels from the initial vaccination course have waned quicker than expected and combined with the increased transmissibility of delta, infection levels have remained high (though the vast majority of people still have excellent protection from severe disease even if their antibody levels have dropped...I did suspect a long time ago that we were over-estimating the impact of vaccination on transmission, turns out that's exactly the case). From the perspective of the virus, this is just fine, it continues to spread and replicate, but here's no great selection pressure on the virus to become more pathogenic. However without vaccines, we'd have an order of magnitude more people in hospital or dying. Here, since things fully opened at the end of October, cases have spiralled (similar per capita to you guys), but hospital numbers are still reasonably stable (as of 8am this morning, there's 571 people in hospital, 126 of whom are in ICU, again, pretty much exactly where you guys are per capita). It's crept up slowly and it's putting pressure on healthcare as it's winter and there's always pressure on healthcare at this time of the year, but half of those in hospital are unvaccinated (so, 50% of hospitalised cases from about 5% of the population (around 95% of the adult population are fully vaccinated, but in the age groups that are turning up in hospital, it's up to 99%, so really, it's 50% of hospitalised cases from much less than 5%)). So broader vaccine cover would relieve a lot of the pressure on the hospitals (Spring will too), however, the last 300,000ish adults in Ireland that are holding out against vaccination are unlikely to change their mind. We can tie ourselves in knots every time a new variant arrives, or we can realise that the solution is the same solution we already have. Protect from severe disease, hospitalisation & death with vaccination (and probably some of the new drugs). The virus is here to stay, it will continually change and it will come around every year. We'll probably all catch it at some point (maybe more than once), just need to trust that the protection from our vaccination will see us through (and the underlying cellular immunity looks like it will last 10+ years at least...I watched a great talk by Shane Crotty a few weeks ago, very reassuring!). So, no, I'm not particularly worried (I added All Together Now to my festie calendar for next year as well as Glasto to get my Nick Cave fix, and I'm fully expecting to go to both!). We are where we are and we have the tools to deal with it. If you want your vaccination programme to eliminate the virus, then variants are a massive problem. If you accept that elimination is unlikely, then they don't matter as much (or at least they don't if you have close to full vaccine coverage...if you have poor vaccination rates, then they absolutely cause problems as one with good immune escape could stay circulating at a high level in the vaccinated population and spread to the unvaccinated and if you have lots of unvaccinated individuals, then you have a large high risk cohort as they have no underlying protection from severe disease). Breakthrough infections will always be a problem in vulnerable individuals, but unfortunately, so will flu, pneumonia and a whole host of other respiratory diseases (and indeed many other non-respiratory diseases). So, look, obviously these things are massively more nuanced than just thinking about how our immune systems will deal with any possible future infection, and those making decisions about how we continue to deal with this have other things to balance, so I can't really predict what they will think is the appropriate response (and what the triggers are), but I don't think armageddon is coming (though biology has a habit of making predictions look ridiculous in hindsight!). I'd be delighted if somebody can design a vaccine with long-term sterilising activity to really put an end to all of this, but I think we are still a good bit away from that.
    11 points
  10. 11 points
  11. Nope, sorry. Too risky for me right now. Especially with random people "confirming" artists in the comment sections of official Sziget posts. Sadly I don't think I'll be able to talk about anything until the second announcement.
    11 points
  12. Also, it would be remiss of me not to have a shout out to everyone that has contributed, and continues to do so, to this, my favourite thread on any forum on the 'net. It's a bastion of inclusive positivity, a source of massive happiness for me, and it's been a pleasure sharing it with you for 500 pages since we started just over 7 years ago. Long may it continue. Ben xx
    10 points
  13. Some interesting comments from Macca in this video. Favourite sandwich is the bagel, and he often eats two. Anagram of bagel is Able G, he has 2 = Able to G = Able to Glastonbury. It continues with the contents: Marmite = realises his booking with delight some and turn off others Lettuce = farm Hummus = is a dip = the MenDIPs Cheese = Cheese and Grain Tomato = farm, again English mustard = England's greatest condiment = England's greatest festival Macca TBC
    10 points
  14. He says he‘s bad at math and statistics.
    10 points
  15. The Ultimate Hurt/Heal 3: Hurtier/Healier KILL LIST This thread has been home to 27 cold blooded assassins who collectively saw off 91 acts, leaving Hot Chip to take a sigh of relief and a swig of Sarson's. To each of you, we say thank you for your service. One-kill wonders: @balthazarstarbuck - Jake Bugg @DareToDibble - Black Eyed Peas @Gnomicide - Enter Shikari @waltere - Annie Mac @Hutchmaster - Midlake @PDAD - Philip Glass' Heroes Symphony @found home in 2009 - Ethiopiques @northernringo - Glasvegas @Leyrulion - Q-Tip @vintagelaureate - Bobby Womack @Greenelk - Animal Collective @Losing my hair - MGMT @gfa - Kool and the Gang @March Hare - The Mothership Returns @Merton Selznick - Justice Two-time terrors: @stuartbert two hats - Bryan Ferry; The Twang @El Scorcho - The Cribs; Mogwai @Slugworth - Ash; Warpaint @OG - Public Enemy; The Flaming Lips Three-time charmers: @compactdisc - Sean Paul; DJ Shadow; Big Boi @Ddiamondd - Rex Orange County; Metronomy; Phoenix Four-kill fuckers: @Skelts - Wild Beasts; Dizzee Rascal; James Blake; Jamie T @deebeedoobee - The Jacksons; My Morning Jacket; Roy Ayers; Echo and the Bunnymen @John the Moth - Bright Eyes; The Horrors; Bon Iver; Rodrigo y Gabriela BRONZE MEDAL AWARD FOR BRUTAL BLOODSHED: We're getting up there, now. Competition for the title of eFest's Executioner was fierce, with blutarsky the defending champion of death. Unfortunately the first half of the contest didn't go well for him, and despite making up impressive ground, he was unable to chase the very top of the league of doom. His tally of seven kills still puts him on the podium. @blutarsky - Playing For Change; Biffy Clyro; MIA; Baaba Maal; The Go! Team; Manu Chao, Chic ft. Nile Rodgers SILVER MEDAL AWARD FOR SENSELESS SLAUGHTER: It seemed like nobody could catch crazyfool1, who flew out of the gates with a flurry of mindless violence, dispatching act after act like some rabid animal. It's the same energy we've all seen in his determination to get through the gates next year, and if this display is anything to go by, a ticket is all but assured. Crazyfool1 racked up a frightening 17 kills, in any other contest a winning performance. Here, it secured him second place. @crazyfool1 - Pete Doherty; The Tears; Corinne Bailey Rae; Wu Tang Clan; Cee Lo Green; Kaiser Chiefs; Jon Hopkins; Hurts; Suede; Sean Kuti; George Clinton & Co.; Femi Kuti; Richard Hawley; Interpol; Grimes; Doves; Janelle Monáe GOLD MEDAL WINNER, AND EFEST'S NEW EXECUTIONER: At about two thirds of the way through the contest, it became clear that one particular eFester was taking no prisoners. The mayhem that HeyPorter reigned down in this thread should chill each of us to our bones. He stared blutarsky's record of eight kills in the last Hurt/Heal dead in the eyes and casually demolished it, no doubt laughing maniacally as he did. HeyPorter put a colossal 24 acts in the ground, over a quarter of all the tragedies we've seen unfold. Behold, our new Executioner: @HeyPorter - Disclosure; Crystal Castles; Cat Power; Empire of the Sun; Fuck Buttons; The National; M83; Gruff Rhys; Flying Lotus; FFS; The Gossip; The XX; Damien Marley; Kano; Groove Armada; Super Furry Animals; CSS; Underworld; London Grammar; Jimmy Cliff; Jarvis Cockers; The Streets; Sigur Rós; Earth, Wind and Fire
    10 points
  16. Simply having a wonderful listmas time... It's almost December 1st which means it's that time again; time to prepare the definitive eFestivals Glastonbury Forum Top Ten Albums of the Year. As with previous years, the idea is that you post your lists in this thread, I'll compile the results and post the results prior to Christmas. Due to some (OMICRON permitting) Christmas travel I have planned this year I'll be aiming to share the results on Wednesday 22nd December. (NOTE: this year I'm doing albums only, i.e. not tracks too. If someone want to take over the TOTY they're welcome to do so). As with all organised fun the best part is the rules, and they are as follows; Please list both Artist/Band name, template below (makes it much easier for the C&P to excel) Listing your album as #1 pick will give it 10 points, your number #2 pick receives 9 points, #3 receives 8 points etc. etc. The ten albums with the most overall points will be our top ten for this year. You're allowed to list more then ten albums, but only your top ten will be considered. 'In No Particular Order' lists can be included, however each song/album will receive a maximum of 1 point and lists of any more than ten albums will be discounted. Deadline for submissions will be Midnight GMT on Sunday 19th December. And that's it! I'll give this thread a bump every few days to keep in active so take your time and have fun! ALBUMS OF THE YEAR Artist/Band name - Album name Artist/Band name - Album name Artist/Band name - Album name Artist/Band name - Album name Artist/Band name - Album name Artist/Band name - Album name Artist/Band name - Album name Artist/Band name - Album name Artist/Band name - Album name Artist/Band name - Album name (The idea is to keep this thread for lists, so would recommend we keep the more general discussion going in @Brave Sir Robin's existing Albums of the Year thread). Lastly; if you need some final inspiration then the current list of albums of the year so far based on the monthly polls are: Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams Bicep – Isles Biffy Clyro - The Myth of the Happily Ever After Black Country, New Road - For the First Time The Coral - Coral Island Dave - We're All Alone In This Together Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg For Those I Love - For Those I Love Halsey - If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power Iceage - Seek Shelter Inhaler - It Won't Always Be Like This The Killers - Pressure Machine Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over the Country Club Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert Low - Hey What Lucy Dacus - Home Video Mogwai - As the Love Continues Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - Carnage Royal Blood - Typhoons Sault – 9 Self Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure Shame - Drunk Tank Pink Snapped Ankles - Forest of Your Problems Squid - Bright Green Field St. Vincent - Daddy's Home Turnstile - Glow On The Vaccines - Back In Love City The War on Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
    9 points
  17. It's 100% going ahead. Will all be ok by summer. Just need get through the winter. Right now it's the antivaxers holding progress back. We get 3 types of covid patients in the hospital:- 1. Unvaccinated 2. Vaccinated suffering from covid 3. Vaccinated, covid positive but suffering from another illness 1 = go home or go to ICU or go to the morgue 2 = go home 3 = go home or go to morgue, if died it was for another reason but are recorded as Covid deaths. To vax is individual choice but those on the frontline are getting fed up and angry at listening to unvaccinated covid patients gasping for breath and apologising for the trouble they're causing! Would leave tomorrow if I could afford it!
    9 points
  18. I for one am shocked that the guy who has leaked the lineup correctly every year since 2014 has got it correct and not a random guy called page116 that knew fuck all and was doing it for attention
    9 points
  19. Almost everything you say sounds like you’re in your first year of university and have clung on to being the ‘woke’ guy after smoking your first joint and really digging the politics lecturers groovy left leaning vibe. I assure you, if you act and speak this way in person, people around you think you’re a bellend.
    9 points
  20. You're fighting an argument that no one is making, and losing
    9 points
  21. So I had a change of heart on the graph 🙂 Watch the last three and a bit months go by in five minutes: https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/7803603/
    9 points
  22. You are the best man and using a Internet forum while out on the stag doo. You need to have a word with yourself.
    9 points
  23. Wow, kudos. I'll post full announcement at approx 3pm then when I get a break from work. For now, your headliners... AM / Dua / BMTH / Dave / Yungblud / RATM
    8 points
  24. When I tell people about L+R rumours I say Dan Wilcox is my mate from the pub
    8 points
  25. Still 100%. There’s a new scary variant in the press every few weeks. Sage want people to be shitting their britches 24/7 and it’s a tactic with diminishing returns. We’re not backsliding to how things were last year. People won’t accept it and multiple sport/cultural industries will collapse as there’s no government slush fund to prop up inactivity for months at a time again. Mutations will occur and hospitalisations will periodically wobble but that’s baked in; line goes up, line goes down. This is a facet of life now, and won’t be used to strike off a whole summer. It’s gonna be alright.
    8 points
  26. Doesn’t look particularly threatening at the moment to be honest. Like the rest of them, keep an eye, but nothing to suggest greater transmission or anything yet, so unlikely to outcompete delta…when the whole world has 3 doses, maybe (though it’s immune escape potential isn’t demonstrated yet), but even then they’ll still be mostly protected from severe disease anyway.
    8 points
  27. Got a call from a friend saying one of our mates were in a bad place and had put on Facebook that he was going to be end it Luckily his girlfriend had a tracker of some sort so my mate was off in pursuit as was me and the wife... We had torches coats etc cos we thought he would head for the cliffs which he was... Luckily my mate caught up with him in weymouth and got him to a where we arrived 10 minutes later Bloody nightmare but we hopefully made him realise how much he was loved by us all... He was shocked when my mate who was on the phone to him said pull over I'm behind you lol Long way to go for a couple of pints but well worth it.. .... If you are ever really low and you feel like this please PLEASE just phone a friend. That's what friends are for... G
    8 points
  28. The list as it stands: 10CC ABC Adam Scott Glasspool (self confirmed) Aerosmith (self confirmed) Alesso Alice Cooper Alt-J Amadou and Mariam Amy MacDonald Animal Collective Arlo Parks A$ap Rocky Barry Manilow BC Camplight Beabadoobee Beck Beck Hill Beenie Man Belle & Sebastian Benjamin Ingrosso Bicep Biffy Clyro Billie Eilish (confirmed) Black Eyed Peas Black Uhuru Blossoms Brass Against (self confirmed) Bryan Adams Burna Boy Buzzcocks Camera Obscura Carly Rae Jepson Celine Dion Charlotte Jane Christy Moore Cigarettes After Sex Confidence Man Craig David Crowded House (self confirmed) Cruel Hearts Club Culture Club Cut Capers Daði Freyr David Gray David Guetta Deadmau5 Deftones Diana Ross (confirmed) Dionne Warwick Doja Cat Doves Dream Wife Drive By Truckers Dropkick Murphys Dua Lipa Eagles Editors Ed Sheeran Elbow Elephant Session Elton John Emmylou Harris Every fecker on that Hellfest poster Ezra Collective Faith No More First Aid Kit Floating Points Florence and The Machine Foals Fontaines D.C Foo Fighters Foreigner Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Franz Ferdinand Galantis Gary Clark Jr Gentleman's Dub Club George Ezra Genesis Owusu Gerry Cinnamon Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly Girl Ray Glass Animals Gogol Bordello Grace Jones Greta Van Fleet Guns n Roses Haim Happy Mondays Herbert Hancco Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers Idles Imagine Dragons Interpol Jacob Collier Jack Harlow Jade Bird Jake Bugg James James Blunt Jamie Cullum Jess Glynne Jimmy Eat World Joan As Police Woman Joesef John Cale John Grant John Hopkins Jools Holland Judas Priest Jungle Kaleo Kasabian Keane Kelly Lee Owens Kings of Leon Laura Veirs Leon Bridges Liam Gallagher Lianne La Havas Lionel Richie Lisa Stansfield Little Sims McFly (strong hint) Macey Gray Madness Måneskin Manic Street Preachers Martin Garrix Mavis Staples (strong hint) Maxïmo Park Megan Thee Stallion Metallica Michael Buble Michael Kiwanuka Miriam Bryant Mø Moderat Monsieur Doumani (self confirmed) Mulatu Astatke Muse Natalie Sinephro Natalie Imbruglia Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Nine Kraviz Nile Rodgers and Chic Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Orbital Paolo Nutini Paloma Faith Parquet Courts Patti Smith Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott Pearl Jam Peatbog Faeries Pet Shop Boys Phoebe Bridges Pillow Queens Pixies Placebo Pond Polo G Post Malone Primal Scream Rag n Bone Man Ring Sawayama Rival Sons Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (strong hint) Robyn Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Roman Keating Royal Blood Rudimental Sam Fender Seasick Steve Shaggy Shovels and Rope Sigrid Simple Minds Simply Red Sinéad O’Connor Sister Sledge Skunk Anansie Sleaford Mods Sports Team St Vincent Stromae Sum 41 Sylvan Esso Teenage Fanclub The Brand New Heavies The Charlatans The Chemical Brothers The Comet is Coming The Coral The Darkness The Dead South The Felice Brothers The Hives The Kid Lardi The Killers The National The Offspring The Proclaimers The Rezillos The Script The Sherlocks The Snuts The Strokes The Struts The Vaccines The War On Drugs The Waterboys Tim Burgess TLC Tom Grennan Tom Misch Tribes (self confirmed) Tyler, The Creator UB40 Underworld Velveteers Veronica Maggio Viagra Boys White Lies Wizkid Years & Years Yungblud Zara Larson
    8 points
  29. No chance of the original Avril Lavigne but they might get her clone
    8 points
  30. 2016 I escaped from The Hive after two days, ended up in Brussels with a fever feeling like shit. Haven't seen Sat & Sun headliners since I needed a train back to the city. Once I returned home I stayed sick for a week, all my bones and body hurting like hell. This mud, rain and cold really hit me hard. Then I said to myself "no more festivals, I'm too old for that" 2017 I was back in full swing 😄 😄 😄
    8 points
  31. Biffy — Ageing old scrapper convinced they could land one last major KO. Doubtful. Foals – Weathered a few setbacks but a fair shout. Not due for the glue factory yet. Dave — Clear favourite but Eddie Hearn is in his ear promising him a bigger match if he drops out of the undercard. Lizzo — Too busy schmoozing with awful people in the crowd and snapping her fingers at the staff. Haim — The underdog come good. Some doubt they'll take prominent billing, others are confident. Betting suspended. Royal Blood — Dependable sluggers, might be on the ropes of exclusivity though. The War On Drugs — Charging £40 for pay-per-view access. Need to fire their agent. Lorde — Looked like a strong shout but went on a confusing pre-fight ramble about ethics, environmental factors and the drudge of fame. Ended with a wink; was she kidding? Was she not?! Either way we stopped caring in August. Pablo Honey — 9th
    8 points
  32. We Will have a batch before december 1, but no idea it is already next week
    8 points
  33. A lot more starting by next week normally.
    8 points
  34. 8 points
  35. Probably thought that Lampard shot was definitely over the line
    8 points
  36. Finished my first ultra!
    8 points
  37. It is not the first artist who rescheduled their tour because the ticket sales are not good enough. The Corona restrictions as an excuse. Hoping for a successful summer festival round, that can boost the ticket sales. In Belgium the presale didn’t go well.
    8 points
  38. So the general consensus seems to be accepting of the 6 I mentioned I have no idea who's playing this time around guys. 😁
    7 points
  39. I'm not sure but she's a good Qatarist.
    7 points
  40. There’s going to be some disappointed Phoenix fans in Croatia this morning.
    7 points
  41. Signed Red cds up on the Uk store! Won’t last long https://storeuk.taylorswift.com/*/*/RED-TAYLOR-S-VERSION-SIGNED-CD-EXPLICIT-UK-ONLY/78DY0000000?utm_umguk=&utm_campaign=TaylorSwift20211108&utm_content=UMGUK26263-852328&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Email
    7 points
  42. There will be a day event 26th of June. Big chance it is The Boss, but not 100% sure.
    7 points
  43. I once dated a Welsh girl called Llandfil Indie...
    7 points
  44. Well. Inject yourself horse shit than. Ah nevermind, you already did.
    6 points
  45. FNM will get 75 minutes, it's extremely rare anyone gets less than an hour on main stage. That 2016 Reading/Leeds show also gets so much hate on these forums, they love trashing RHCP live. If you thought they were good then you'll think they're even better with Frusciante. The band is great live and Kiedis is okay at his worst, RHCP being bad live is one of the most overrated and over mentioned topic on efests. That and it being a must that a bunch of random 'interesting' acts like Kendrick and Dua Lipa have to be headlining a rock festival instead of the likes of Metallica and RHCP because they're 'boring' to look at on a lineup and no other more appropriate festival exist for them apparently.
    6 points
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