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  1. The cheer of Yule is truly over. Tis an icy chill that January brings.
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  2. Quote @Gedh "Let the kids stay awake longer than advisable and meet the sweet weirdos that only come out at night. We were having a lovely chat with a guy who said words to the effect of "oh well better get on with the job" - this seemed to consist of putting a live coal fired stove on his head and wandering off into the night. Glastonbury!!" Haha, guilty as charged
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  3. Sadly never quite "purple" enough. (RIP Prince) Sad to hear of Pegi's passing, that 09 set was something else.
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  4. not the way I planned this thread ... but if you cant beat them ... join em
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  5. well I was a Glasto Virgin ' 40 years ago ' so I know how you feel but the big difference between 1979 and 2019 is in 1979 there was no Internet and in fact you would be hard pushed to find anyone in London who even knew there was a festival and certainly there was no Tort's guide and none of us had a clue where Pilton was . It certainly did not appear on any normal A to Z car map ' and no GPS ' or mobile phones nor lock up's and there was not even any Oxfam Stewards. So really even although you have never been ' you have at your fingertips ' all the information you would eve
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  6. I remember @bigcharlie65 was conflicted. Misusing your reputation points.
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  7. https://theglastonburythingy.weebly.com/the-thingy.html
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  8. That's 2020's headliner you're talking about...
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  9. That has mid main stage written all over it
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  10. That’s The 1975’s sub you’re talking about...
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  11. Im surprised not one person has mentioned it yet ... but there is always the efest meet to pop along to if you want to meet some friendly characters and put some names to faces that are more than likely going to offer plenty of advice in the run up to the festival usually on the wed eve in the ridge and furrow bar ... but yet to be confirmed ..... stay on here chat rubbish and you will meet loads of people who will offer help in different circumstances above and beyond the festival
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  12. For the ticketless people, myself included; role on resale day ?
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  13. He’s said no to Mumford. That’s all that matters.
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  14. There was a deliberate typo in the thread title
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  15. Only briefly and only because some writer for the Times took one of his quotes out of context and assumed it meant he was confirming UK shows in 2019. He wasn't, and has subsequently clarified that he's not going to be active (and that various members of his band have various solo things lined up)
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  16. Only for about 5 minutes, that was off the back of Little Steven say he may be touring the UK (he is, headlining Bearded Theory and confirmed on Twitter yesterday he will be playing other shows in the UK in spring), people got excited and thought it was Bruce. Then there was the article that reported Bruce would be touring with the E Street Band next year, he's since said it isn't true. I'm guessing not that one?
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  17. It's only in recent years big festivals have been announcing pre Xmas. With it being a Live Nation event now they won't want it to be competing against their own announcements for other events. Plus PR agencies are only just getting back to work so will just be putting together the press blurb and marketing. They may well of struggled for acts but it's not the only reason for announcements post Xmas. Can't see LN struggling for acts though, they'll book the best that's available for them within the festival budget
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  18. the charity recycling is done early, normal recycling later and then Oxfam in Feb isn't it?
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  19. Neil Yong Bruce Springsteen Blur WOW!
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  20. The festival is a beaut. The location is unique and the crowd have been pretty great both times I've been.
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  21. That line up would be great. Also, adding Thom Yorke (in the barn) would be an awesome addition.
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  22. Announcement in Kerrang! next week. First 33 bands.
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  23. Ta muchly It's not getting the attention it deserves but it seems like a cracking lineup to me this year. And I love the look of the site and just the right size in terms of audience numbers.
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  24. Is Ariana Grande really one of the most likely replacements though? Glastonbury may throw in a non-rock/indie act as a headliner every now and then, but this decade they currently average less than 1 guitar band per year. I don't see them booking two acts outside of their norm in the same year. I'm sure they'll find some rock/indie to come in and do it IF Macca is gone. Remember The Who cancelling a show to come in and do it? I'd personally love Gaga to come in IF we're looking at replacements (they should have tried to book her in the first place really. Maybe they did?), but in my opin
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  25. You'll miss a few acts, but headliners come on around 11/12 so you should be fine, and then all the dancey stuff goes on until 6/7am https://clashfinder.com/s/bbklive2018
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  26. Made a few changes, think a couple of days look a little strong though...
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  27. TDCC played 3rd down in 2017. Pretty sure they have remained on a level since then. Can't see them regaining the momentum to reach sub level ever tbh.
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  28. wristband exchange and the cashless top up were both without queues last year
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  29. Main stage and world stage are close one to each other, hidden stage is 3 min from main. Location is never overcrowded so you will find no problems
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  30. Sad to hear of Pegi Young's passing over the past day. I know that it will be 10 years gone this summer from his legendary Pyramid set, but it's incredible that half the band of that night has now passed away, Rick Rosas & Ben Keith as well.... I was thinking of his set a few days ago as someone commented on The Specials thread that strangely came up "were they on after Lilly Allen?" when I thought the far obvious fact was that they were on before Shakey. I remember moving into the pit during the changeover and having a great spot for what transpired, and then at the very end after he
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  31. Yup, they are acts that sell but not to a field of festival goers. Yo be fair to an extent, Reading has followed suit as well in areas and that'll only get stronger. I fully expect Post Malone to headline Coachella 2021 if not next year.
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  32. Interesting debate about Grande headlining. I think pop should be represented more at glastonbury currently. Trends in music change, look at hair rock bands of the 80's to grunge to indie. But pop has sustained itself over all of that period, be it organic or manufactured. We have a hype around Kylie playing, and I'm sure not many would dismiss Madonna being a headliner. Kylie was manufactured but went on to find her own path...could say pretty much same for Gaga and the Beatles. So why not book a pop artist who is in the moment, they may surprise you and not have a career that stays on
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  33. TheThingy only deal in official announcements and/or cockups. If I had self confirms on there, I'd need to but a new server*. Good find though. *I don't have a server.
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  34. Is it ok to wear a cardigan if you have a bald head?
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  35. paging @Sawdusty Surfer
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  36. But the people booked also have to want to play - Corbyn loves to preach to the converted (who doesn't) but the bolder performers are always ones who will have a go at converting a crowd that isn't theirs. That is what delivers a good Pyramid headliner - can they convert someone. Adele is a good example of this. Metallica are not.
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  37. Did I say I did? I want to see a mixture of them booking established or heritage acts and the festival taking chances on riskier bookings, whether that's through giving an up and comer their big chance (as they're doing this year with Stormzy) or by going out of their usual comfort zones and booking the biggest name in pop or hip hop or any other genre not usually represented. The festival shouldn't solely cater to us old farts who have been going 10, 15, 20+ years. It also needs to be taking chances and trying to appeal to younger audiences, and I'm happy to see them trying to strik
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  38. Lock Ups for all the stuff, now you are on site, you realise you really didn't need to bring. Lock Ups to stash your evening gear nearer to where you might be without carrying it all day. Lock ups - get your receipt - take a photo of the receipt. Wander about - go make something in the green crafts area - lie in a tent while someone hits a gong... Let the kids stay awake longer than advisable and meet the sweet weirdos that only come out at night. We were having a lovely chat with a guy who said words to the effect of "oh well better get on with the job" - this seemed to co
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  39. Usually mid January so I think next week.
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  40. Oof this thread was a painful read. So much elitisim and "music was better back in my day". I don't mind the headliners tbh. Tame Impala have clearly been bumped up for Kanye, but Grande and Gambino are both acts that are pretty much ready to headline this kinda thing, and its nice to see new acts getting the bump up. I love how everyone here loved the Eavii for booking Stormzy and taking a risk to bump someone new up, but then when it comes to Ariana everyone all of a sudden has a problem with it? People always complain about the lack of woman on lineups surely you can at least be h
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  41. Thinking that all pop music is just the same as Westlife or X Factor is really quite blinkered, and I’m not much of a poptimist at all. People just listen to everything now; music isn’t tribal anymore and young people are no longer ashamed to listen to pop.
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  42. Bring twice as many socks as you think you’ll need. A sock change when you’re walking 15 miles a day (and you probably will, yknow) is absolutely beautiful rum goes with basically everything, and it’s great on its own. Rum!
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  43. Make good contingency plans for if you get split up and ensure everyone - especially the youngsters - understand them. Glasto is huge and getting split from your group can be an overwhelming experience for many, not just kids. Make plans on meeting spots, ensure all phones are charged (invest in portable chargers) and that everyone has all relevant numbers. Make sure the kids know to approach marshal's if they get lost who will then help with directions to meeting points etc.
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  44. YES. We live in a year that contains a Glastonbury Festival. Good times ahead my friends
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  45. 2010 on the Wednesday drinking frozen cider all afternoon whilst watching the football on the Pyramid stage. Sometime later in the evening I was seen running around the West Holts field vomiting through my fingers, and following through, trying to find a loo! Not very good behaviour for a volunteer medic!
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  46. A Man Needs A (Mer)Maid
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