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  1. 70 points
    Did someone say 2017/2019 comparison gif?
  2. 60 points
    Hi all. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! I won the eFests competition! Just emailed Neil over my details which I’m sure will all be fine! SO HAPPY! Good luck to everyone else in the competitions and if I should win (unlikely) I’ll see if I can sort them for someone here! Thank you Neil @eFestivals
  3. 58 points
    First of all, a disclaimer. Don't at all intend this thread to be a downer. Secondly, an apology if something else like this already exists here - but i've not seen anything. So, as Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, it got me thinking that in a pop-up city of 200,000 people there's likely a sizeable chunk who are currently - or have in the past - suffered from various mental health issues - either diagnosed or otherwise. I'm sure many of those planning to attend Glastonbury have the support of their friends but I imagine a fair few don't and maybe suffer in silence, their festival punctuated at times by these things rearing their ugly heads. Glastonbury is an assault on the senses and can be hugely overwhelming, especially to first-timers not knowing what to expect and not having the encyclopedic knowledge of the site many of us have that help to comfortably navigate, get around safely and find quieter spots when we need a breather. You add issues of anxiety into the mix and it can be a really tough few days. I have crippling anxiety and a history of recurring depression, one that I always assumed precluded me from something like Glastonbury, that I should just stay away through fear of panicking or ruining it for my friends. But I was fed up of missing out. When I was first persuaded to go in 2008, I didn't have the best start to the festival in the group I was in - who weren't particularly supportive - and I ended up spending the rest of it alone. Though I struggled on occasions during that weekend, I still had the best time. Despite crowds, noise, the unknown quantity that is an event the size of Glastonbury, I was helped along by a number of strangers who seemed to be able to recognise when I wasn't doing so well. Glastonbury can be incredibly cathartic and remains a place I always feel really safe in despite the size. A busy tram on a weekday in Manchester is enough to make me break out in sweats and have to focus on my breathing. An 80,000 strong crowd in front of the Pyramid doesn't faze me at all. Why is that? I think it would be nice to have a place on this incredible forum and its brilliant community of efesters to chat about these kinds of things. For first timers, whether they identify as suffering from mental issues or not, to air their concerns and ask questions. For solo travellers, to reassure themselves that there is support should they need it and point them towards it. Somewhere for regulars to discuss how they manage their anxiety/depression at the festival, the best places to take a break, spots it might be better to avoid at certain times, the issues surrounding use of drugs to alleviate anxiety, where to camp. Basically, all the things we talk about anyway but from an angle of managing anxiety/depression and absolutely maxing out the potential for your Glastonbury to be the best one ever! Cheers
  4. 42 points
    I haven't talked about this here... This year was the first time we've been able to go for a long time, and my son's first Glastonbury. I was ecstatic to get coach tickets within a few minutes - we were going! Within a week our world was thrown upside down. My wife was diagnosed with cancer. It's been a very difficult winter. The treatment was horrendous and it's hard being strong and carrying on as normal when you don't know what the future holds. Whilst a music festival is completely irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, and it seemed unlikely we'd now be going, it was the one thing I had to cling to as my escape from the situation. I didn't lose hope of going and you lovely efestival posters have unwittingly helped me enormously. A couple of months on and things have changed remarkably. The treatment was successful. We're definitely going! The one song that I clung to during that difficult time was Radiohead's 'The Numbers' - by no means a big favourite but it was apt, and if they play it I may lose it. That said, it's such a relief and joy to be there it could happen anytime.
  5. 40 points
    I've been reading this forum and other social media platforms about this mornings sale and thought I'd jot a few of my thoughts that have gone on through the day as I eventually got on with life and went off for a family meal this afternoon to celebrate a birthday. Context, I was trying to get tickets for my thirteenth Glastonbury in a row, and we had 8 people from my hometown trying to get tickets, plus I had another 20 or so mates (some of whom I usually camp with) dotted around the UK trying as well. One group of six got sorted, the rest of us missed out, this is the 2nd time I've missed out in the main sale, the last time was in October 2014 for the 2015 festival when I then got tickets in the April coach resale. 1. Groups and organisation. EVERYONE is organised now, well pretty much, and even if you aren't someone you know already has put you into a group. Whatsapp groups, spreadsheets, facebook messenger etc everyone has caught onto that you need it and so thus theres no disorganisation when people get through and only book 1/2 tickets (unless an odd number in a group) even if you only need a small amount usually a mate of a mate has claime the other four in your pot in case you get through, which results in transastions of six happening a lot more now than before. 2. Technology. EVERYONE now has either a smart phone, iPad, laptop etc lined up, and then multiple versions of them and getting friends and relatives who aren't going to help to maxmise chances of getting through. Again, everyone has caught onto this being the best plan of attack and so everyone does it, so naurally tickets are going to sell faster. 3. Social Media Backdoor links (although not this year) are circulated around, tips, which brower to use etc spread like wildfire now thanks to efests, Twitter etc. The second someone shares something they've found then 20,000 people have usually seen it within a minute. This has worked for me as far back as my first G in 2004, and I recall the Oct 2012 hosts thing getting about 20 of us tickets. It also helps generate interest of the festival, you can go on YouTube and watch multiple vlogs of peoples festival to see what it like, something I didn't have back in 2004, I recall going to my first Reading in 1999 completly blind to what it would be like, ok I'd seen the ITV late night coverage before but all of the camping and assocated chaos I was completly blind to until I got there which was almost magical to me as it took me by suprise. 4. Bucket Listers I've said this elsewhere on here, a lot of people see Glastonbury as the daddy of festivals, so if they've going to do one before they're 30/40/50/60 etc then it will be this one. Its also the most diverse so attracts people from all ages so will always see steady popularity. 5. BBC coverage The coverage is 2nd to none, even when I started watching it back in 1997 it was brillant as it gave you a real insight into what it was like and it was actually safe to go to. They hype it up to keep the interest going and hope it will churn over a new generation of festival goers. 6. Weather and Fallow Year 2017 we had great weather and also we've now just had a fallow year which may explain the record numbers trying, 2007 was a complete mudbath so 2008 really struggled (combined with the Jay-Z thing) to sell. My own personal thoughts is that for the next few years at least we are going to see sales like this (maybe even quicker), i don't think its newbies taking all the slots or whatever I think its just retained its audence for year after year as its so well slick and organised its just massivly massivly popular now. The numbers of people in their 'groups' getting mentioned are all really really high, look at the girl in the article linked below, 108 in her group?! May sound slightly OTT but i've seen big groups of 50/60 all together at the festival, i think the most we had was 35 in 2011. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45733661 Has it become too poplular? Yes. Is that the organisers fault? No. Could the system be fairer? Possibly? Should I be assured of a ticket because i've been loads before or should that go to someone who's 22 who's not been before to see what its like, just as I did back in 2004. Its a hard one to call, smaller festivals need to look after their regulars because without them the festival would probably collapse, but Glastonbury is unique in that it doesn't need that anymore, it could sell 5 or 6 times over these days. I'm gutted I don't have a ticket, but perhaps not as gutted as I would have been 5/6 years ago and with most of my other mates missing out its a slightly less bitter pill to swallow. I'm going to try for coach re-sale and main resale (if i don't get a coach one) and then if not just pick another festival to go to instead. Glastonbury has given me some of my best memories, I've seen so many top acts, been on weird nights out there, seen relationships start there, and sadly one end. but its not my festival and its for all to enjoy so perhaps it just wasn't my turn this year. Peace and love to you all.
  6. 36 points
    Thanks Neil, really appreciate it (and thanks for the full explanation on email). Apologies to everyone else for being the catalyst for this messy thread and thanks to those came to my support (without knowing a thing about me). I would most definitely like to move on :-).
  7. 35 points
  8. 35 points
    Here’s my idea behind Glastonbury and why it isn’t just a festival.. I hope you enjoy... It’s not just a festival, It’s the celebrations of bagging the golden ticket or the real heartbreak and sadness of missing out. (I experienced this first hand yesterday, like so many of us did, it fucking hurt!) It’s the months of planning and the excited build up that happens following the October sales, and the dreaded wait for April resale’s. It’s the moment you realise you now have an extended family, referred to as non other than ‘The Glasto Fam’ or Crew depending on your preferences. It’s the anticipation of waiting for the line-up to be released, which is then followed by the endless discussions of whether the headline acts are actually worthy of being the headline acts, or if in fact the legend slot is being taken by a legend and that “there are so many other things to do than being a chair w*nker at the Pyramid Stage”. It’s the sleepless nights over the months to come when the dreams (and/or most likely nightmares) leading up to June become more and more like dodgy acid trips after fuck all sleep, fuck all food and fuck all of anything other than partying. It’s the packing, unpacking, repacking, downsizing, repacking, unpacking, realisation you have far more shit than what is physically possible to carry, loading it all onto a trolley you know full well will be more hindrance than help when the wheel falls off, or the load top sizes, or the vans suspension has totally gone.. but fuck it, we do it anyway. It’s the setting up camp with the Family, now realising that all the shit that’s been packed actually does come in useful, and you’ve created a home away from home.. that is Glastonbury. It is the sound of the first can of lager (I can already feel the wrath of you cider drinkers) you crack open, whilst sitting back in your chair, feeling accomplished at what you’ve just achieved over the last 8 months and cheers’ing your fellow campmates and neighbours that “we’ve finally arrived, now let’s let our fucking hair down and live these next 5 days how we are supposed to for the other 360 days of the year”.. It is what I can only describe as ‘going through the Pilton wormhole into another world, that is our Glastonbury Festival’. It is the first time you walk through the gates, getting your wrist band and ensuring it’s ‘not the hand you wipe with’, with a happy smile at the stewards and a knowing nod of what’s to come. It’s the exploration, the first glance of the stages, the appreciation of walking around the site before the thousands return in their droves all ready to enjoy their own individual Glastonbury. It’s the smells of the food stalls, the feels of the distant rumbling of baselines, the sounds of the nos canisters (that you then go on to curse as you see them scattered all over the once was green grass and slip up on them trying to reach the sign) and the sights of all us wonderfully happy people bimbling about. Its the banging of the long drop doors, that once haunted your dreams now becomes a sound of such familiarity again it’s almost (almost) a welcome hug.. and the smell.. well no, there’s no making that nice but it’s the friends you make in the queues all sharing the same notion “this fucking stinks” but that’s soon forgotten as you then begin to divulge in each other’s lives. It’s not just a festival, it’s a place to be at one with yourself, to discover your roots of who you really are, to share memories and create them, to love others and feel loved by others, to feel the true sense of comradery as a stranger reaches over to you and asks “are you okay?” or without hesitation pulls you from the mud you appear to be stuck in. Its a place where true friendships are formed, where you learn to trust others and genuinely see that not all of the human race are bad people, that there are those who care, those who empathise and those who just want to live in harmony. It’s not just a festival because it’s place you can go to heal. Where you can feel the magic and enchantment that comes from the stone circle and soak up the positive energies from the sacred grounds. It’s a place to find new music tastes, and discover sounds you’ve never heard before, whilst dancing like a complete bafoon...but not giving a fuck because everyone else is too. It’s a place to loose the anxieties, to forget the stresses of life, to unconform and not fit in to social norms.. it’s a place to be exactly the person you want to be, to release the inner child, to express your personality through the clothes you choose to wear (or the lack of clothes), to feel confident, to feel alive, to feel earthed and grounded, to feel enlightened and loved by all, to let go of the labels and stigmas, to loose the stereotypes .. and that’s just me. It’s a moment in time where you feel so alive, and so free spirited you wished it would never end. It’s that perfect place where you look at your girlfriend, and you fall in love all over again, and you realise in that split second, that perfect moment you want to spend the rest of your life with her. It is standing at the top of the ‘hill of death’ for the last time that year and turning around absorbing the flashing lights, the chants of distant music, the laughter and giggles of those walking by safe in the knowledge you’ll be back again soon. It’s more than ‘just’ a festival, it’s so many things, so many experiences, so many sights, smells, sounds, emotions and feelings. It’s a place that can not be described in the same way by any one person, it’s so unique and individual and each and every one of us holds a very special place in our hearts for the beloved Glastonbury. And thats just some of my thoughts...I do not call myself a veteran, or a person who ‘deserves’ a ticket, I believe we are all worthy of a place there, but what I am is ‘just’ another person who has fallen in love with Glastonbury Festival. Not getting a ticket Sunday has evoked an emotion to warrant me writing this, and to actually sit back and realise what Glastonbury means to me.. so, with this knowledge, I know I am at the beckon call of those Glasto Gods, and a willing servant to Glastonbury Festival. ROLL ON APRIL RESALES. Wish meluck!!
  9. 32 points
    I think for a lot of people it makes a nice change when the rest of the time they're drowning in vile, abusive, threatening and downright aggressive right wing attitudes. It's just hard to notice when you're not in the firing line. I do think Tories are entirely welcome, but if it's that much of a shock to see what it's like outside the bubble then it's probably a good and healthy thing to see isn't it? Better than imagining the dining room conversation actually encompasses the whole country's views for sure. Tolerance is quite a different thing to meekly not saying anything despite having issues, and I think folk sometimes get confused.
  10. 29 points
    Some people are just so self important.
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  12. 29 points
    Hi there, I have a pair of tickets for YNOT this weekend. Libertines, Catfish, Jamiroquai, Fat White Family (gutted about missing FWF). I can't make it because of a family issue. I'd love somebody from here to take the tickets. I'd ask that you take them because you are going rather than selling them on. They include the festival, camping, car parking and early entry on Thursday. If you have some cash for them please donate anything you like to Alzheimers Research UK. If you are strapped at the moment then take them for free. First to respond here can have them. Collect in central London or I'll do my best to post to you. Waap
  13. 29 points
    Hi All, Now I know this won't make up for the fact you're still trying for glasto tickets but I have 2 weekend tickets for the Sound City festival in Liverpool this weekend (won them but can't go) It would be a massive waste if they weren't used so if any of you folk are based in Liverpool or nearby and would like to go let me know and I will forward the email I received with how to obtain them. From the email I received it doesn't look like I have to go so all should be fine. First come first served and I'm not expecting any money for them however following the events of this week it would a lovely gesture if you could donate towards any of the victims charities set up for the atrocity in Manchester. Cheers Joe
  14. 27 points
    all.... I posted in another thread about me watching for the BBC Glastonbury web cam coming on line I have news! Check out - http://glastocam.panomax.com This is the new cam - its just not been linked to the BBC yet!!! - and by god is it worth the wait!
  15. 27 points
    Repeat after me: I will get tickets. Now say it a little louder: I will get tickets. Good, now emphasise the 'WILL': I WILL get tickets That's a bit better, but you're not convincing me, say with with belief, make me believe you: I WILL GET THOSE TICKETS Who's going to? ME! That's who! I WILL GET THOSE BASTARD TICKETS Great. There's the SeeTickets office over there, go get them kiddo: ARRGGGHH, GIVE ME MY GLASTONBURY TICKETS ARRRRGGGHH!!!! Perfect. That should see you through 'till tomorrow.
  16. 26 points
    There's plenty of reason to take exception with The Rolling Stones for their tax evasion/Under My Thumb/Stray Cat Blues, Metallica for their bear hunting, The Who for the child porn on Pete Townshend's hard drive, Foo Fighters for promoting and funding AIDS denial that literally killed people, Muse for existing at all, but it's only Kanye that was met with such resistance. The last headliner to get such a negative reception was Jay-Z, with Noel Gallagher publicly saying hip-hop didn't belong at Glastonbury. Immediately after Kanye was announced there was a huge petition to "replace him with a rock band". Some of the people who brought along heckling banners may not have had consciously racist reasons for doing so, but if they were too ignorant to see the clearly racist tone of the whole endeavour it doesn't excuse them. Word is that Prince pulled out of talks when he saw that petition. We sometimes discuss on here why Glastonbury is so white when compared to the diversity of Britain, the line-up, and the wider world. There's a number of reasons why that is, but it definitely doesn't help when a very vocal minority of the audience take it upon themselves to wage a bullying campaign against very few black artists who take the step up to the top spot and white artists never face a jolt of opposition. You might think Kanye is an "arrogant knobhead" but fucking hell he's a pop star, it comes with the territory. Him being eccentric isn't out of the ordinary, but his treatment was. The message that comes across there is "this is a white space, you don't belong".
  17. 26 points
    Elton John is a cracking piano player, written some great songs... but he is playing somewhere else that weekend & I wouldnt talk about an act someone else has..... he is a top top piano player though.
  18. 26 points
    Probably not what you're looking for, but I'll never forget my terminally ill wife (she died in November) with tears running down her face when Adele's stage-eyes opened for Hello last year.
  19. 26 points
    Today has been quieter and calmer around here which is totally understandable given the horrific news from Manchester. I think it's ok for us to continue on with our ticket hunt tomorrow morning with the support, smiles and enthusiasm that's made this thread a great place to be. Our thoughts needed to be elsewhere today though. Good luck to the efesters searching for there friend. I hope they are found safe and well x
  20. 25 points
    Ladies, gentlemen, lurkers, Allow me to present, for your listening and learning pleasure, a special early bird post-fallow year edition of my annual Spotify playlist: Glastonbury 2019! It features all the acts that are confirmed to be playing (when we have some), or likely to be (rated as TBC or 'Strong Rumour' on the lineup page); and for each, the 5 (or 3) songs they've been playing live the most (based on Setlist.fm and additional Googling). Hopefully gives the best taster of what they'll play at the festival. Any comments or suggestions for improvement always welcome. Updates as we get them...
  21. 25 points
    Fucking suicide, man. That's what has done me. How many more times are we going to read about another young man taking his own life? It's a fucking epidemic and we all need to do everything we can to look out for each other. I would urge anyone on here, if you're feeling like there's no way out, please get in touch with someone. There are people out there who want to listen, want to help and care about your well-being. There's some more helpful information here: https://www.thecalmzone.net/ Sorry to get all sanctimonious guys, but this is a subject very close to my heart and it breaks everytime I read the same story.
  22. 25 points
    "Arresting disease ridden travellers can be a health risk" say police, "they flick fleas at us, use them as weapons and we have to burn our police uniforms". Classic "Some travellers live almost beyond the law" Now that really is bollocks, we lived well outside the law. Know lots of faces in that film, some of who aren't with us anymore. Likewise with some of the wonderful vehicles. "The travellers won't be here this year, they are having their own do" ME. One of the few occasions when ME called it wrong. He gave between £7k and 15k to a well known face on the scene to put on an alternative festival.It didn't happen, not even nearly. The money went up his nose/into his arm. I knew him. He died years ago. After the problems of '90 (it really was a minority of our lot causing trouble, had it been everyone they would have had to call in the army) we saw that the writing was on the wall so I cobbled together a covered stage which was used as The Outside Circus Stage in '92 so got a big posse in legitamately. To anyone who has watched this film and doesn't know the score, it is hugely biased against the travelling scene as was. The Mutoid Waste Co (Joe Rush), Lost Vagueness, Shangri La, The Common, The Unfairground, Arcadia and many other areas and performances at the festival all evolved from the travelling scene. ME is a genius. He is the most accomplished negotiator and problem solver I've ever known. Back in the day he had The Establisment baying for his blood. Now they love him and what he has achieved. His version of Christianity is also super flexible. It keeps all sides happy. Respect. (I could say so much more but who wants to read essays on here)
  23. 25 points
    The video for Macca's reveal is already done. Him and Michael Eavis sat at a piano... When I find myself in times of trouble, Michael Eavis comes to meSpeaking words of wisdom, Glastonbury?The greatest of all the farmers he is standing right in front of meSpeaking words of wisdom, GlastonburyGlastonbury, Glastonbury, Glastonbury, GlastonburyYour Sunday night headliner, will be me.
  24. 24 points
    For my own entertainment (I am an extremely sad man) I decided to have a look at the festival headliners over the past few years and see if any trends/ patterns emerge with the type of acts booked….even though I know there is no pattern with regards to announcements, obviously (AHTT) I do not profess to be an expert on statistics (far from it) and I’m sure most other people can arrange what I’ve done into pretty spreadsheets and tables! I can’t and do not have the inclination to learn how to do so at the moment. I’ve double-checked for any errors, so apologies if there are any remaining. Decided to look at the past 3 decades, starting at 1990. I’ll probably go back at add the other 20 years at some point, but hopefully it will be of interest to someone…saying that, there’s someone else who has probably done a far more professional job of doing this somewhere else on the web! But hey…. HEADLINERS Going from Wikipedia/ memory, I’m working from this: 1990 – The Cure (I)/ Happy Mondays (I)/ Sinead O’Connor (P) 1992 – Carter USM (I)/ Shakespeare’s Sister (P)/ Youssou N’Dour (W) 1993 – The Black Crowes (R) / Christy Moore (F) / Lenny Kravitz (R) 1994 – The Levellers (I) / Elvis Costello (I) / Peter Gabriel (P) 1995 – Oasis (I) / Pulp* (I)/ The Cure (I) 1997- Radiohead (I) / The Prodigy (D) / Ash* (I) 1998 – Primal Scream (I)/ Blur (I)/ Pulp (I) 1999- REM (I) / Manic Street Preachers (I) / Skunk Anansie (R) 2000 – David Bowie (P) / Travis (I) / The Chemical Brothers (D) 2002 – Coldplay (I) / The Stereophonics (I) / Rod Stewart (P) 2003 – REM (I) / Radiohead (I) / Moby (D) 2004 – Paul McCartney (P) / Oasis (I) / Muse (I) 2005 – The White Stripes (I) / Coldplay (I) / Basement Jaxx (D) 2007 – Arctic Monkeys (I) / The Killers (I) / The Who (R) 2008 – Kings of Leon (I) / Jay-Z (H) / The Verve (I) 2009 – Neil Young (R) / Bruce Springsteen (P) / Blur (I) 2010 –Gorrilaz* (P) / Muse (I) / Stevie Wonder (RB) 2011 – U2 (P) / Coldplay (I) / Beyoncé (RB) 2013- Arctic Monkeys (I) / The Rolling Stones (R) / Mumford and Sons (I) 2014- Arcade Fire (I) / Metallica (R) / Kasabian (I) 2015 – Florence and the Machine* (P) / Kayne West (H) / The Who (R) 2016 – Muse (I) / Adele (P) / Coldplay (I) 2017 – Radiohead (I) / Foo Fighters (R) / Ed Sheeran (P) *Not originally booked as headliners, replacements for The Stone Roses, Steve Winwood, U2 and Foo Fighters respectively MUSICAL GENRE I have used the following descriptions of genres (sure some will disagree with some of the categorisation of certain acts!) Indie (I) Pop (P) Rock (R) Dance (D) Hip Hop/ Rap (H) R n B (RB) Folk (F) World (W) In the 1990s – 62% of the headliners were an indie act, 13% each for pop and rock, and 4% each for folk, world and dance 2000s – 57% for indie bands, 13% each for dance, rock, pop and 4% for rap This decade so far – 43% are indie bands, 23% rock, 19% pop, 10% RnB and 5% rap There has been a slight downturn in the number of indie acts this decade and a rise in the number of pop acts. The 1990s were the indiest decade. Folk and world music have not featured since 1993. There has only been one year when an indie act hasn’t headlined: 2015 1995 and 1998 both featured all indie headliners, the only years to do so. There have been 7 instances of the headliners being from 3 different musical genres, including last year. A dance act have not headlined since Basement Jaxx in 2005. Only 2 rap headliners in the history of the festival REPEAT HEADLINERS The following acts have been headliners before: The Cure (90), Elvis Costello/ Peter Gabriel (94), The Cure (95), Pulp (98), David Bowie (00), REM/ Radiohead (03), Oasis (04), Coldplay (05), Blur (09), Muse (10), Coldplay (11), Arctic Monkeys (13), The Who (15), Muse/ Coldplay (16), Radiohead (17) In the 1990s: There were 5 repeat headliners 2000s: 6 2010s: 7 (likely to increase with rumoured headliners for 2019 – The Cure will match Coldplay’s 4 headline slots if they play) There have been no instances of 3 returning headliners in the same year. (Important to note for the idenity of our remaining headliner - assuming The Cure and Macca are true) GENDER/ ETHNIC DIVERSITY In the 1990s, 3 acts (or bands with female members) graced the stage as headliners or in bands (12%) In the 2000s this was down to only one! Meg from the White Stripes (4%) In his decade, we have reached 4 acts with a festival to go (19%) In the 1990s, 4 acts with a person of colour headlined the Pyramid (17%) In the 2000s this was down to one! Jay-Z (4%) In this decade, we have reached 3 with one to go (12%) The 2000s were the Whitest/ Male decade of the past 3. This decade has seen a rise in female representation since the 1990s. The 1990s is, so far, the most ethnically diverse (likely to stay that way with the rumoured headliners for 2019) There have been 15 male solo headliners since 1990 and 3 female...and a 21-year gap between Sinead O'Connor and Beyonce One all-female duo/ group has headlined since 1990 – Shakespeare’s Sister. NATIONALITY In the 1990s -18 British acts headlined (75%), 3 came from the USA, 2 from Ireland and one from Senegal. In the 2000s – There were 16 British headliners (66%) and 8 from the USA. In the 2010s – so far we have had 14 British headliners (66%), 5 from the USA and one each from Ireland and Canada. Youssou N’Dour and Arcade Fire are the only acts from outside of Britain, Ireland and the USA to have headlined since 1990. The longest gap between non-British acts is between 1993 (Lenny Kravitz) and 1999 (REM) There have been 9 occassions where the headliners have all been British (4 years in a row from 94-98) The last time two all-British headliners were in successive years was 2000 and 2002.
  25. 24 points
    I have just realised someone gave me 2 downvotes too in this thread yesterday, just for asking politely for a link? Made me a bit sad tbh as I'm new here and now my rep is horrible
  26. 23 points
    Anyone else feel Janet might be spreading herself a little thin?
  27. 23 points
    stealth 'i have a girlfriend' post
  28. 23 points
    Not a tune.... One of my old clubbing friends who went to glastonbury 3 times passed away in January through cancer. She felt good in october, bought a ticket for the festival. I hadnt seen her for a couple of years, but we all planned to meet up. In january she sadly deteriorated quickly. Left behind a 4 year old boy. Her close friends are still going, we are all meeting up & I expect tears to be shed when we raise a drink to her. There is a funky house DJ on thursday night in the spaceport. Im going to suggest going there. If Red Carpet alight gets played & a mixed group of 10/12 are uncontrollably crying - that will be us.
  29. 22 points
    Control entry to the ticket ballot with the following questions: 1. What is the significance of this? 2. You're on your way to see Ed Sheeran perform a "secret set" but you come across a one-armed Slovakian bagpipe player on a unicycle performing the score from Withnail & I on one of the risers. Do you stay and watch or carry on to see Ed? 3. Your favourite act is headlining the Pyramid stage, but there is literally nothing on for the entire day until that point about which you give a rat's ass. Do you camp out at the front of the stage for the day of complete boredom to ensure a prime spot for their set? 4. Do you think the T&C field should be replaced with a Nandos and some big screens to show sporting events? 5. What is this for? 6. You see a Z-list celeb from *insert tv show du jour here* while engaged in a deep conversation with your group of friends about the relative merits of your next choice of stage / area / recreational substance. Do you run over and get a selfie with them or continue to argue over Parquet Courts vs dropping acid? 7. What is the locking hook on the back of a long drop door actually for? 8. After securing your ticket on T-Day you find that none of the Pyramid headliners particularly appeal to you. Do you return your ticket? 9. What is 9? Done and dusted.
  30. 22 points
    My predictions for the weather: Windy and cold = wear a coat and have a good time. Rain = get wet but have a good time. Muddy = No different from last year, had a good time. Sunshiiiiiine = Get burnt, have a good time. So the forecast is having a good time.
  31. 21 points
    Hello! I'm back with the panoramic photos by Mr Wicked of our view of the festival site. Enjoy! https://whenigrowupblog.com/2019/05/03/glastonbury-festival-site-panoramic-photo-1-2019/ I'll also be doing Instagram Stories with regular updates of changes I can see over there, and from round the village @HelenHobden
  32. 21 points
    They’re clearly not a big cellar.
  33. 21 points
    Don't get me started on this. Got the email earlier, was all excited. nearly ended in a divorce this afternoon when I found out that my wife had been using my account on our home Sonos and apparently my favourite artist is Ed fucknuts Sheeran.
  34. 21 points
    This is the longest sentence I've ever seen.
  35. 21 points
    Hey all We officially stepped down from the ticket search as of yesterday. We emailed to cancel our TF tent, and we're figuring out alternative plans while in the UK. This morning's flurry gave me momentary hope that sod's law was going to reward y'all for us quitting. It honestly sucks. I've had "Get Glasto tickets" on my whiteboard since this time last year when we decided we were going. We put in every effort in every sale to get our tickets and didn't manage to do it. The bitter person within me is mad that so many people who clearly don't want it/have already been a million times got tickets, and we failed. The good person in me knows it's all a crapshoot, and there's nothing more we could have done. So our search is over. For this year (and next) at least. I do worry life won't allow us another chance, but who knows - what will be will be. Thanks for all the entertainment and keeping me sane enough to keep the hope until now. You are all wonderful people, and the bitter me once again raises her ugly head to get mad that we don't all have tickets, and they do. But they don't have the knob jokes we have, and therefore we are all wealthy in our own way. Much love and ongoing hopes for those remaining in the search. Koala out! x
  36. 20 points
    We have the new Map!
  37. 20 points
    “Jordan Bellamy, 23, has gone to Reading Festival a couple of times and admits he always leaves his tent behind. "After a whole weekend of dancing I'm so tired, and the thought of carrying the tent back was daunting as my legs were killing. "It's quite a sad time to be honest at the end of the festival - you get the festival blues don't you?”” Jordan is a fucking bellend.
  38. 20 points
    We made it! We've finally smashed-though our ambitious £8,236 target. Thank you to you all for your wonderfully generous contributions. The whole Lost Horizon team are hugely grateful. Love makes the world go round - but it doesn't pay the bills! When James Walford set up the crowdfunder back in October some of us scoffed that he was being ludicrously over-optimistic. He has proved us wrong as the donations gradually poured-in. Now we can be sure we'll meet all our expenses and be back at Worthy Farm in June. Come and visit us up in the Tipi Field. You can be sure of a warm welcome (it is a sauna after all!) It's immensely humbling to realise just how much our little outfit is appreciated by our loyal band of supporters. It's been a tremendous team effort.Our love to you all!
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  40. 19 points
    How about a little efestivals fundraiser. As laid out very honestly in the Gold Membership Time thread in Glastonbury Chat, the ad revenue for this site has really dropped off, despite being as popular as ever, so if we want it to continue we'll have to get a little creative... I've just won two tickets for Christine and the Queens All Points East. It's for Sunday 26th May in Victoria Park. £65 each I think. I can't use them as a) I live in Cumbria b) I work on Sundays C) not really a fan tbh I reckon a blind auction could raise a few quid for the site. Message me with a bid you are happy to pay for the tickets. If, at the end, yours is the highest bid then the tickets are yours. A few quid in the pot for efestivals and a couple of cheap (but not too cheap hopefully) tickets for you. If we say midnight Sunday 19th as the cut off point. I'll let the winner know on Monday and once they've paid their donation to efestivals (show a receipt or Neil confirms maybe) I'll email the tickets over I've checked and as far as i can tell there should be no problem with entry (tickets have my name on and 'Competition Winner') but if anyone knows any different please say Don't post bids on here, message me with them, and good luck! Feel free to share far and wide especially if you know a fan who wants tickets
  41. 19 points
    Sounds like something a smelly hippy would say.. /s
  42. 19 points
    I hope people don't mind me posting this, but just thought I'd share a personal account of the aftermath of Scott's death. I have, for the past few years, been suffering from low moods that have amplified over recent months. However, I always sort of kept going, thinking one day this will get better, I will be more fulfilled in life etc. Scott's death properly shook me. This was a man who was not only successful in doing what it seemed like he loved for a living, but he was fairly open about his problems as well. I just couldn't get my head around it and realised even if my circumstances in life get better, I might not. After a couple of days of feeling on the brink, I went to my GP and have been diagnosed with depression. I'm now on medication and I'm hoping this is properly the start of a recovery. I hope this is Scott's legacy, above the songs and albums. I hope more people are reaching out for help so we can get a tiny glimmer of light from this tragedy.
  43. 19 points
    Quick GIF of 2016/2017
  44. 18 points
    Rory McLeod. He’s there most years, but for me, it’s a pilgrimage. Got to pay my respects. He’s basically the reason I live like i do now. When i was 16 or so, i heard one of his songs on a compilation (love like a rock). I bought the album it came from, Heartbeats and Footsteps, and being of a somewhat impressionable age, wallop, that was me gone. It’s an album about traveling, about being a busker, about drinking tea in North Africa, vodka in Eastern Europe, about singing around campfires and falling in love with exotic foreign girls. I can’t tell you enough how listening to that record changed my life. If it weren’t for Rory, I’d have left school and got a job in an office, collar and tie, 9-5. As it is, I’ve spent the last 25 years living all over the world, having adventures, getting drunk, being daft and avoiding all responsibility. The man’s got a lot to answer for.
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  46. 18 points
    The sad thing is that they're afraid to speak out.
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  50. 18 points
    Just got back from the Hot Chip takeover which was as quality as you'd expect from them. Chatted with Joe Goddard and he not only said he is doing Beat Hotel Sunday night and somewhere Thursday night (think Shangri-La but can't remember). I asked if Al Doyle was playing with LCD and he said yes, and they are 100% doing Sunday night. He wasn't sure of stage but we know it must be Other. So Sunday night LCD... buzzing


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