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  1. 30 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 :-).
  2. 12 points
    I've been reading all this stuff for a while now, looking at different people's perspectives on what they believe constitutes an appropriate headliner etc. There are loads of issues to consider in any sensible analysis of who plays, who doesn't. 1. Taste: There's no accounting for it, but to argue that someone you don't like at all is illegitimate because you don't like them is, in my opinion, without validity. Would anyone genuinely suggest that the Stones were not a legitimate headliner? I think probably not. I can't stand the Stones. Does my lack of interest in them make them unsuitable? No. In 2017 there was a riot around the JPT with people eating their own children to get them out of their way so they could get in to see The Killers. I wouldn't watch The Killers if they were playing in my front room, but I'd rather watch them (if I had to) than Foo Fighters. You know, Foo Fighters? That 'unequivocally a legitimate Glastonbury headliner' Foo Fighters? Why? Because I find the FFs even more boring than I find The Killers. So how do you resolve all of that? 2. Getting an appropriate crowd: Yes, GFL do take some 'risks' and are not afraid to go a bit off list, and that's bloody brilliant! But they also have a reputation to maintain and a festival to maintain, so most of their Pyramid headliners carry a confident likelihood of filling the Pyramid Field. Remember JPT 2017...? The Killers will get a great crowd on Sunday night, with 80000+ singing along to their somewhat bland, MOR softish rock. And they'll have a great time. I won't be there, but Emily and Michael will have done their job. You have to remember that this forum is NOT an accurate representation of the entire Glastonbury crowd. The most popular music (record sales, downloads, ticket sales, publicity) is usually pretty unremarkable. 'Easy', consumable material will always be most popular. Why does anyone think that that brand of slightly bland, not very engaging stuff will be any less popular with the 200 000 people at Glastonbury? In the last few years we've had the biggest selling male artist and the biggest selling artist in the world headline the festival. Popular? Oh my goodness yes. Bland? To me, pretty much (totally, actually, but it's not about me). But Pyramid was RAMMED for them. As it was for Coldplay, that 'dull bland band' who always headline Glastonbury. 3. Money: we all know that GFL doesn't pay much. That does, and will always whilst the model remains, preclude many acts from playing who would be the choices of many on this forum. 4. Availability: The number of artists capable of delivering the sort of performance required to headline Pyramid is small. Then factor whether they are available, smaller. Then factor whether they will play for cut-price fees, smaller still. It is entirely likely that I will not see a Pyramid act at all in 2019. I've only ever seen one Pyramid headliner (Radiohead, No Surprises). But I recognise that the stage is not being curated 'for me', as such. It's being curated for 'the festival', and there are all these considerations that influence what we eventually get. For what it's worth, I'm really pleased with the Stormzy booking. I think it's bold, brave and brilliant for the festival. And I bloody HATE GRIME!!! So, come on guys! I'm ostensibly against censorship (and so these threads existing is, overall, a good thing of course), and love a good ding dong debate, but I do think that many have approached this thread with the subconscious misconception that Emily and Michael are on this Earth purely to do their festival bidding! And, perhaps, haven't thought about the realities of what they have to do. This is not your fantasy festival (that's a different thread). This is the greatest festival on the planet. Ben
  3. 4 points
  4. 3 points
    *settles down, makes himself comfy* my favourite subject. I’ve agonised, researched and considered, and I go with the idea that dark beers are perfectly good to have at room (well, tent) temperature, and they’re often pleasingly strong as well. I’ve started compiling my rarer glasto dark beers box already but they’ll be bolstered by decent amounts of: Magic Rock common grounds - I can’t stand coffee, but this coffee porter is smooth, roasty, beautiful. A magnificent breakfast beer. Beavertown Black Betty - a Black IPA so it’s quite hoppy and refreshing on the chops (and 7% odd as well) Gun imperial whiskey stout - a brewery close to me so maybe not easy to get, but it’s a sipping majesty at over 7% Brewdog jet black heart - always my fave of their beers, and they’ve only been canning this for a few months - looking forward to trialling it extensively at glasto Northern Monk mocha porter - smooth and beautiful. Belting stuff i tend to keep one can a day of something ridiculous, the Northern Monk/Evil Twin imperial stout at 12% is currently sat in my box looking all sexy - I’ll be cracking one of those the very moment my headliner of choice gets on stage. A little can of madness!
  5. 3 points
    I can help. I can't see why the festival wouldn't go ahead, the final headliner may just seem not worth the wait/underwhelming. Cancelling festivals is an e-x-t-r-a-o-r-d-i-n-a-r-i-l-y huge expense. If they were able to book these artists, they had enough in the bank to make it go ahead (deposits etc + being contractually bound to pay the balance of the fee regardless of if the festival goes ahead or not, short of force majeure) Given how heavy the branding is at NOS Alive I would think it safe to presume a lot of costs are offset by sponsors so the risk isn't as high. That being said, most major festivals only make a profit after they've sold about 80/90% of their tickets so if sales were really crap, they'd feel it next year Don't sweat it and go have a lovely time in the Lisbon sun!
  6. 3 points
    Well, that’s one way to get upvotes I suppose ?
  7. 3 points
    This is by far the worst government and Prime Minister in my lifetime, yet Corbyn-led Labour is still trailing massively in polling. That tells you all you need to know about his leadership and handling of Brexit.
  8. 3 points
    So after months of waiting for both, Mrs Chef went in to labour about 15 minutes after the announcement last week and gave birth to our lovely daughter. Now we’re all settled at home I’ve had a good look at the line up and I’m really pleased with it, Headliners not great but plenty else to keep me entertained. Lauryn Hill, CaTQ’s, The Streets and Wu Tang Clan I’ll certainly be trying to see. Can anybody summarise what’s gone on since, reaction/ any other news/ rumour info etc. of note as I won’t be going back through all those pages!
  9. 3 points
    think she's too busy to worry about petitions today ...
  10. 3 points
    He has church on Sunday.
  11. 3 points
    Hey @Gnomicide @SwedgeAntilles Couldn't remember the thread about side eye dog but our Ralph reminds me of him. I finally managed to get a similar pic.
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  14. 2 points
    No. That wouldn't, and absolutely shouldn't happen under any circumstances. That would be the worst possible way of doing it. You've potentially got an outcome that only a shade over 25% of the voting public can accept.
  15. 2 points
    Nah. Not a chance. I'd rather rim a stranger on the Sunday night than drink a warm can of Fosters, Carling, Carlsberg etc. It can be massively salvaged if the beer in question was actually nice to begin with, unlike the aforementioned piss water in a can.
  16. 2 points
    These hold five litres each, from memory they're around £15 each. Less if you buy in bulk. They get lighter and easier to carry the more you drink ?They 'can' be used as a seat that also gets comfier the more you drink.? Hopback Brewery do some others but this is my favourite.?
  17. 2 points
    I would love to see (or play!) a classic trance set at Glastonbury. I think it would go down well too. Especially in the Glade or Spaceport
  18. 2 points
    “If I want to sit in and drink Super Tennent's in the day I willNo one's going to fucking tell me jack”
  19. 2 points
    That's the plan, was going to wait until we've got the first 10, than post it each day on the winner's post.
  20. 2 points
    I was caught up on the bit of trolling that took place and it was honestly so childish and came off as mean-spirited. It was trying to alienate regular posters and made the forum hard to read. I avoided posting for a bit because of that... and when it comes down to it this is Neil's site, and although we may all feel like we have a 'right' to it we really dont. Dont fuck with peoples happiness. I'm just here for the memes, witty comebacks, puns, and glasto excitement. Re: PheonixGirl shes a poster I enjoy and didnt seem to be involved in the childishness. Let's sort it out guys.
  21. 2 points
    2 hours / 3 hours, it doesn’t matter. Foo’s will still play the same amount of songs, it’s just how long they want to drag each one out for.
  22. 1 point
    Because I can't hold my own piss ? I went to see Frank Turner on Tuesday night in Manchester. He was doing a Q and A and a book signing and played a bit of an acoustic set. He confirmed to me and minime that he'll be at Glastonbury this year. We had a bit of a chat about how it feels like ages since he last played there and he's looking forward to it again ?
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  24. 1 point
    He’s active... announced one random date at a festival in Denmark on the Saturday with a huge gap either side https://www.giorgiomoroder.com/live/ Is now probably the name I am looking for most on the full line-up
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  26. 1 point
    Just sad down and listened to some songs with the GF and I think we both were in agreement she is so bad jesus what was Emily thinking.
  27. 1 point
    I've had 2 years to update it, do you think I've done nothing with my time? This time I've added slurring and falling into a bush. New material alongside the classics.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    The rumour about Noel was for next year. All the clever people knew that.
  30. 1 point
    My wife and I have been to the pub and drawn up our official planning guide for the festival:
  31. 1 point
    You want dark 'uns - milk and peanut butter stouts work well as breakfast drinks Eg: https://www.beersniffers.co.uk/tailgate-peanut-butter-milk-stout/?gclid=CjwKCAjw7MzkBRAGEiwAkOXexIysb2T-powIELNfWiGxJNurTpmD3PObDLggoCazHOkaiaLrbpfGQhoCtC0QAvD_BwE
  32. 1 point
    But we don't have Diesel (Shaquille O'Neal)
  33. 1 point
    Last night I entered week 5 of the couch to 5K in 9 weeks app. The lovely Jo Whiley telling me when to run / walk etc. I'm loving it. Currently doing around 7mins per km which for someone who hasn't ran for >30 years is astonishing!!
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  35. 1 point
    Was looking why did you write pub then I saw I wrote that Yeah club. I like that place too. Parties are usually way better than concerts tho
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  37. 1 point
    Snow Patrol have a large amount of singles that would be ideal on the pyramid. I can see them 3rd from top. Will work very well. Not a particular fan but I enjoy a good Pyramid singalong act. Why anyone has to feel embarrassed on these boards for liking a band is beyond me. Fuck them.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Never book a rap headliner then ?
  40. 1 point
    Not sure if this is the right thread for it, but is anyone interested in any porn?
  41. 1 point
    Now that's a cultured side eye. Ralph looks like he could have his own talk show, I'd bare my soul to that guy.
  42. 1 point
    Went last year and loved it. Has different vibes to the major UK festivals, even the small ones too tbh. Very chilled and no rowdiness. Would highly recommend if you're thinking of going, there's not another festival like it!
  43. 1 point
    People keep talking about Diversity. Do we know what day/stage they’re on?
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  45. 1 point
    My wife and I will be there too. I don't think the march will change anything but in 20 years time when I'm asked how I voted and what I did U want to be able to say I voted against Brexit and marched against it.
  46. 1 point
    I'm just stunned people still use Facebook?!
  47. 1 point
    She'll almost certainly do NYC Downlow as she seems to be bezzie mates with Gideon & co.. Her set at Gala festival last year was awesome!
  48. 1 point
    Anyone else feel Janet might be spreading herself a little thin?
  49. 1 point
    Press Club are a great punk band who have just brought out their debut album and I rate it really highly. Awesome female vocalist. Higher Power are a British hardcore band for fans of Turnstile (so much fun). Puppy are so, so great. They’re just a riff machine with some super catchy melodies too. PUP are just wonderful. I highly recommend ‘The Dream Is Over’ album. It’s so great. Blood Youth have just released an album called Starve that is different to anything they’ve ever done before. It’s straight up Nu Metal worship that sounds so much like Slipknot and KoRn in places so it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but if you like / liked Nu Metal, you’ll love it. They sound more like old sloop KoRn than KoRn themselves have for a really long time. Milk Teeth have a new album on the way and are finally getting their dues with a Main Stage slot. Check out Vile Child album and the Be Nice / Go Away EPs.
  50. 1 point
    it's about appreciating what you got. am i jealous looking at other fests lineups? yes. are there a lot of bands touring in august that would be nice to have? yes. do we have a lot of bands others would like to have too? also yes.


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