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  1. 2 points
    I just stick em both straight up my arse these days. Cuts out the middle man.
  2. 2 points
    Hope you're well all. It's my daughter's first birthday today... the situation I am in is incomparable to where I was twelve months ago. Obviously, most of you know about it... but to be here now is quite the rollercoaster of emotions. She is doing really well too, lots of interventions in place and it is looking like she will be going to nursery part time in September with some additional support in place. She is a fighter and an inspiration! Have a fantastic weekend!
  3. 1 point
    Same at Leeds. Although they were nowhere near the level of absolute garbage that Arctic Monkeys were on that year.
  4. 1 point
    Happy memories of the now gone Bourbon Street. A place to sit and good blues.
  5. 1 point
    Best attempt I can do at a review coming up! I will do the bands first and then probably ramble nonsense later. Day 1 Circa Waves - Quite enjoyed them actually. Pretty generic indie but a couple of good songs. Had a decent crowd Jeff Neve & Crossbones - This was brilliant. With Andre Brasseur in 2016 and this I think they are on to something with the "something completely different slot" Phoebe Bridgers - Wasn't too bad. I think I expected more but pleasant enough Rag n Bone Man - I thought he was excellent. Very good voice Dua Lipa - She was great. Exactly the sort of pop act a festival should book. The War on Drugs - They were brilliant as always, added bonus of bumping into some board members at the gig Jess Glynne - Packed, another great example of the right kind of pop act being able to deliver at a festival Arcade Fire - They were very good. Not incredible though, don't know why I didn't 100% connect with them (beer perhaps), but they played Rococo which is one of my favourite tunes Day 2 (aka crap Friday) You Me at Six - They're OK I suppose, though entirely forgettable for me. Seemed to have a decent audience who were into them Nothing but Thieves - Again, not really remembering much about them (maybe getting on the drink early wasn't the best idea) JD McPherson - He was good, really rocking band and some good songs to boot. Kodaline - Just caught the end of them, had a couple of good songs that everyone clearly knew and generated a big sing-a-long Papa Roach - Only caught a bit of them and they were not very good NERD - Lots of fun, good audience participation. Pharrell seemed to be in a good mood and everyone watching seemed to be having fun and a bit of Amenra - I didn't mind these to be honest, the Mrs hated the though. So we left and went back to town for a beer Day 3 Confidence Man - Probably the highlight of the festival. Fantastic live act, lots of fun. Great pop act who are surely destined for bigger things Ronnie Flex and Deuxperience - Sat having a beer whilst they were playing. Pretty good actually, and I think had we headed down to the front and got involved then they would have been very good Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - I was a little bit disappointed actually. They were good but just not as good as I had expected. Shame really as they still sound good on record (Spotify). Maribou State - Really good chill out set, just sat in the tent and let them wash over me. I had not really listened to them before but I liked them and will certainly be listening more in the future. Bazart - Only caught a bit of them but they were another one in the "one that got away" category I think. Seemed fun, engaging and had some good songs. I'd 100% watch them again should they play again (which they undoubtedly will) Roisin Murphy - She's great. I think she's played the festival quite a few times and had a good crowd who were well into it. Nice version of "sing it back" to finish, all good. Imagine Dragons - They were OK I suppose. The Mrs enjoyed them more than I did. Lead singer has clearly been through a lot and put a lot of himself into the show (also, he's been down the Gym. He was HUGE) Justice - Yep, they've definitely got it. I am always surprised be how good some "dance" acts are live. I shouldn't be really as there have been loads of good ones at PKP over the years. All in all, not my favourite edition but much better than I expected it to be given my (mostly misplaced) concerns over the lineup. We had great time, a good catch up with the crew from eFestivals and some other fun stuff going on. I will ramble about non-band stuff later.
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    Thought I might just have got away with that... Ben Edit - but holy moly, doesn't it make you yearn to be back on the Farm...? It feels like forever...
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    Yep, Arcade Fire are not Sziget material imho (although they would be classy and, at the same time, they can only be headliner). For Metallica, that is not a no-no, but I guess it has to be taken in consideration - if Metallica join the line up, it will be a "must go" for me, as Gorillaz and AM have been this year for me (headliner wise). Honestly, I dont know anybody in the 20s that actually listen to Robbie Williams to the point of paying 70+ € for one of his show. Madonna would not be a good booking for other reasons (the show itself, just to make an instance) - but I am pretty sure it would go sold out, if put in a day dedicated to the same segment of audience on the Main Stage. On the same page it looks like Madonna will headline Glastonbury 2019 - and I think that Glastonbury is pretty trendsetter on its own Coldplay could also be a possibility! With the increase of budget and a new festival tour incoming (https://en.festileaks.com/2018/08/rumoured-coldplay-plan-festival-tour-in-2019/); that surely would be a main name, maybe the "brother" of Arctic Monkeys this year (meaning plenty of girls screaming around...) - I would drop the chances for Depeche Mode (because I dont think they will tour another year) and Avicii (for obvious reasons)
  8. 1 point
    Bloody hell mate, I don't know if you quite realise the significance of this photo. You've captured actual visual evidence of @bennyhana22 SITTING DOWN AT GLASTONBURY
  9. 1 point
    No that's Bugzy Malone. Post is barely hip hop so I guess that might be it. He's certainly closer to Owl City than he is Eminem.
  10. 1 point
    "Bad" still means 3rd best selling result in 26 years. I'd be even more careful with that because the record of this year has been brought by Dua Lipa, Kygo, Shawn Mendes, Bastille and Mumford and Sons, rather than Slaves, King Gizzard and Wolf Alice. Sziget is not opening to rock, on the contrary, a wise consideration Sziget could do is to notice that the Pop-ish audience is more Main Stage centric and hardly will move to A38, while the more sophisticated part of the audience, caring for alt, rock, punk, metal is more likely to move to Europe or A38. I am pretty sure that this consideration has been done by the management, that looks to be more cautious and sensible than the previous one in building an equilibrate lineup, and this, sadly, push down the odds that Metallica will be in the lineup (especially because they played Budapest in May 2018, so it wouldn't be the metal band hungarian people so desperately want to watch). Pretty positive that Sziget will push for a name as Madonna (Robbie WIlliams in 2015's style) and/or Ariana Grande / Taylor Swift (something pop, cute and young: Dua Lipa worked too damn fine not to propose another similar solution) to achieve two easy full house. I'd say Florence is pretty much nailed on, given that most of people in festivals circuit are talking about her as first headliner - and her performance in 2015 has been one of the most critical acclaimed (two birds with one stone, given that at the same time you are giving something sophisticated, classy and also pop): I would dare to say that she will be the September's headliner. One or two EDM headliners could be a big shot too, one for sure (but I heard from more than person that Main Stage was too poor EDM wise, this year - which btw was true): I point to Axwell & Ingrosso (or DJ Snake, or Robin Schulz) because they were at Balaton, but much can be said about anybody of those guys, they always tour because of Tomorrowland and shit. About the rest, not much can be said, since it is really early: previously I pointed to Twenty One Pilots, The Killers and Massive Attack: I still give a lot of my points to Twenty One Pilots, since they have a new album, have dates released til march, no Hungary included and they (I think) never played in Hungary; The Killers are a long shot. I'm just thinking at Lana Del Rey / Mumford and Sons: A band that toured the last year but didn't make to Sziget because of time or management problems, with whom they reach an arrengement for the year after (thing that - I guess - happened with Lana or Mumford). I say The Killers, but tbh the names could be many more: Arcade Fire, Jack White, Bruno Mars (so on and so forth); The Killers just look the best fitting band for me. Another name that I'd consider, although this is a long shot, is Tame Impala, back from hiatus, which could lead them for a (co-)headliner spot; For what concern Massive Attack, I really have no idea: I just threw them in the fight because I am still mad for what they did at Mad Cool and need a comeback of them. On the side of the undercards, really little can be said, just few names from the Sziget brand festivals: I'd point my finger to those, although I have ZERO news about tours: Main Stage: Craig David, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Akos, Tuncksapda A38: Ella Eyre, Princess Nokia; Eric Prydz, Richie Hawtin, Booka Shade, Kungs, Alan Walker Party Arena: Timmy Trumpet, NGHTMRE, Vini Vici Colosseum: Jay Lumen, Sven Vath, Stefan Bodzi, Ellen Allien, Charlotte De Witte, Amelie Lens, Luigi Madonna, Maceo Plex This is what I can say about what we have so far (protip: too little information). I think that the picture will be less shady in one or two months. Any opinion?
  11. 1 point
    It was the greatest coming together of band and crowd I've ever been a part of. The whole thing was just perfect.
  12. 1 point
    Filled it in. I would say you need a 'I don't' response to Q13 though as I just had to leave that question unanswered.
  13. 1 point
    Completed! Good form, that's a great job. Good luck with your survey!
  14. 1 point
    Done, good luck with your assignment. I'm nearly in a new box for age so thanks for making me feel even older! 😁
  15. 1 point
    also, fuck lil pump
  16. 1 point
    Would Beartooth be worthy of a 3rd or 4th down spot if they played next year?
  17. 1 point
    I think you got lost looking for the Reading & Leeds forum.
  18. 1 point
    with their next tour they will be in arenas for sure. headlining though? we don't know yet.
  19. 1 point
    Deftones i agree on 100% but with Disturbed on the other hand i don't as @thewayiam says, they are bigger than most other 2nd stage headliners as far as sales and venues. If their new materiel gets a big enough push in sales then they will be bumped up to sub-headline if they play. If the album does not reach that degree of satisfaction then i'd say you're right about them headlining 2nd vs. being 3rd down for the 3rd time there. Being under BMTH or Slipknot would be a huge step for the band to make being download is a uk festival, the band is already headlining rock on the range so all they need to push their next album to the level Draimen wants would to be in direct support to the most anticipated new headliner in the rock/metal community right now. In short they deserve more so to sub if the album does well vs just playing the same set they have for their last 2 gig @ download.
  20. 1 point
    Well that was my first Green Man and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Top 6 Music highlights (it was going to be 5 but I struggled to get it down to 6): PSB - I was near the front but heard afterwards about the crush further back (see later in post). King Gizz - also caught their soundcheck and afterwards Stu and Joey came down to the barrier, chatted with the fans, signed stuff & posed for selfies: I thought that was class. John Grant Whyte Horses Kevin Morby Nubya Garcia Tunng (and yes I know that's 7) Unexpected highlight - Xylouris White: boy can that man play drums. I was down on the barrier and you could see people (inc. Adam Granduciel) stood at the side studying, discussing and appreciating what was going on. Likes: Really very friendly atmosphere, great vibe all weekend and as somebody doing it solo I found that everybody was ready to chat, suggest acts to see and spend time with a complete stranger. Also - lots of the bands hanging around and enjoying themselves. Beer and food - top class. Weather. Short walk back to the tent. Dislikes: Bloody chairs, especially in front of the main stage. Leaving after John Grant - in the dark - it was really busy with people leaving and others streaming in to get to the front for Fleet Foxes (which should have been expected) - I came across a line of chairs blocking my path out, people going in the opposite direction on either side and I was lucky to be able to elbow my way through them to avoid what could have been a nasty accident. (I'll be writing to GM about this). The general standard of stewarding was poor. The stewards themselves were friendly enough but I couldn't see what most of them were supposed to be doing and I suspect that they didn't have much clue either. So instead of having stewards making sure that the exits from the stages were clear or that they weren't getting overcrowded (see PSB comments from others and around Far Out after they put the bonfire barriers up on Sunday) they were pointlessly checking wristbands by the steps over the wall to the side of the main stage. Either they don't employ enough stewards or they were poorly deployed. Favourite randomly overheard conversation: "I don't know whether to go back for my rain jacket because if it doesn't rain I won't need it" - I'd put him in charge of Brexit. Anyway despite the above grumbles, I had a fantastic weekend and will happily be back for more.
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  22. 1 point
    New songs have been amazing. You lads are loco.
  23. 1 point
    I went to an event called Yesterday's Farming at the weekend (I know, old tractors etc, don't judge me...) and found my favourite bar there! I wrote a story about it, as I was so excited to see it - and thought if anyone may share my joy, it would be here! The story is here: http:///CiderBusIlminster But here she is (plus obligatory selfie with a pint...):
  24. -1 points
    I was waiting for this for like 16 hours! My bet are Ariana Grande/Taylor Swift and Twenty One Pilots, so far. I think that the full house days of this season will push the organization towards more pop-ish lands - which is fine by me as long as the A38 gives a fair alternative (Slaves - Wolf Alice - King Gizzard /// La Femme - Little Dragon - Chet Faker have been classy picks indeed). I think that the name of september (end of september?) will be one of the main names of the bill to pump up the selling, and the info before the week passed showed an interest for the pop - EDM barrier, but at the same time I am pretty sure that Sziget wants to keep a façade of critical acclaimed lineup (this year it has been a fair compromise, IMO). So I'd say it will be something similar to Mumford and Sons / Kendrick Lamar this year: a performer able to make "everybody" happy - Twenty One Pilots are my bet in this.
  25. -1 points
    Download will book ADTR again. R&L is a school leavers festival with a side of alternative acts to attract a bit of a side market. It all depends on the year whether or not is attracts enough of the right bands for you, this year just worked for me on one day but next year may not. I'd hazard a guess there was more day holders for the Kendrick day as well due to older rock acts and if they put a decent act like PR in The Pit it's good, I don't know about radio 1 as I think a more radio obviously friendly act is going to sell better but Weezer for example could do it.