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  1. Imagine doing a poo at one festival and finding out its been taken to another festival to spend the weekend. Romantic, in a way.
    7 points
  2. My mum is a fan and contemporary. She always said she was too old to go to a gig, eventually I persuaded her in 2018 at the age of 78. She had a wonderful time. Thanks for the memories Charlie. RIP xx
    4 points
  3. Fantastic. I’m so pleased. well done. I took my van to the Lakes and Scotland. 12 nights in 12 different places. 1700m driven. I even managed to Virtual Meet from Glencoe!!
    4 points
  4. Wolf Alice 10-5 Sports Team Wolf Alice wins! I would agree they’re the best band on the lineup with no QOTSA or Denzel Curry so happy with that. Cheers for playing everyone and enjoy the fests 🙂
    4 points
  5. The uncertain future of festivals is why I am going to take the risk to attend but I am not going to be treating the festival as some magic zone Covid can't follow me into. Someone mentioned it was great at Greenman to just "forget about Covid" for a weekend but the virus doesn't give you a weekend off. I'll be masking up as much as I can in the toilets and tents. I'm sure I won't be perfect at remembering to do it but it should be normalised that it is OK to do and it would give some additional level of safety if others all did as well on the chance some of us are carriers. I'm not going to be screaming at anyone to follow suit.. I won't be expecting anyone to give me grief for reminding them about covid either it just feels like a small sacrifice to allow the festival to happen somewhat safer. I'm double vaxxed and I really wish that meant I am bulletproof but it should be clear to all that's not enough these days with Delta around.
    4 points
  6. I figured I'd start this while I remembered. It's certainly been a much more interesting month than July with a few big releases so far and more to come on Friday. The Killers doing Nebraska, Big Red Machine roping in Taylor Swift and a load of indie favourites as well as Lorde and her crystal skulls. We all know how it works by now but the rules are here just in case. Here is a reminder of the rules: Contest window: Any album released in August Entry window: between the last 0:00 Friday of the month in question to 23:59 the first Thursday of the month following (this time that's 27th August - 2nd September). The system: Choose any three albums released during the month in question in order of preference. The best receives three points, second best two points and the third best one point. See example below: 1. Album A (3 POINTS) 2. Album B (2 POINTS) 3. Album C (1 POINT) Any entries that say "so many good records. Can't choose! So in no particular order..." indicate a complete lack of understanding of simple gamesmanship. Votes from those entries will, obviously, be completely ignored. Everyone else, I will assume the order they are listed is the order of preference. Even if you number it 1. 2. 3. I will assume that is in order of favourite and not the points you are giving unless expressed otherwise.
    3 points
  7. Their Glastonbury set is my favourite gig ever. The atmosphere had been building all day, I think I saw three acts do a Stones cover. Including Urban Voodoo Machine who were playing Avalon while Primal Scream were on The Pyramid. As I was making my way from Avalon, Seasick Steve came out of West Holts backstage area and started hot footing it towards the Pyramid. The speed he was going should have been a giveaway he was lying about his age. Getting into the front circle after Primal Scream finished was like being in crowds years ago, you could almost lift your feet up and just go with it. What a night. I was a little trepidatious as the previous time I'd seen them was a little flat. I think it was more to do with the audience around me to be honest, Manc Arena in 2004 but I needn't have worried. Chatting to the people around me for the very lengthy change over, I made the greatest of friends only to never have seen them since we parted with a handshake at the end of the set. A near perfect set list, Mick Taylor getting a guest spot (Midnight Rambler being my personal highlight), the crowd, fucking hell, the crowd were so up for it... just perfect from start to finish. So RIP Charlie. Always came across as an absolute gentleman, what a legacy to leave behind. The bedrock of many of the greatest songs ever recorded. tldr: "Charlie's good tonight, in'ee?"
    3 points
  8. He's going to outlast all of us
    3 points
  9. That is not Pangea. It is an AT-AT. Run
    3 points
  10. Feel like a kid on christmas eve, so excited for this weekend. Hopefully we all have a mad one and get home safe.
    3 points
  11. It’s not the sit down part people are worried about. How many people have touched the same toilet door handle without washing their hands? Definitely a risk of transmission there. If only there was a superhero on standby to make sure people sanitise.
    3 points
  12. 3 points
  13. This is like watching a bad 80s sitcom where people think you can catch aids by touching the door handle after someone who is gay has used it.
    3 points
  14. I’d take BT (despite not being into them) over the Pixies every day of the week. Pixies is comfortably the worst headliner EOTR has ever considered. Aging nostalgia, 30 years past their best. For me a travesty of a booking. Love the Pixies’ music, but why on earth would a festival that prides itself on the exciting, the relevant, the experimental and the challenging contemplate this nostalgia fest that should be hawking their way round the Butlins circuit. Might as well book Freddie &The Dreamers.
    3 points
  15. I've had this exact same issue. Managed to fix it by deleting and reinstalling the TM app. Hope this works for you too.
    3 points
  16. OMG. I’ve just met the man himself!
    3 points
  17. In the hour leading up to their set in 2013, I'd never felt an atmosphere like that at Glastonbury, not before or since. I'd not really experienced the feeling (of the criminally overused cliche) of the air being "electric"...until then. I knew we were in for something incredible when I saw the "Pyramid Field Full" light up signs, resulting in us having to find an alternative route to the top of the field, well beyond the solitary tree. It was a terrible position, sound-wise but there was something strangely magical about witnessing history unfold in front of us. 100,000 of us, in the palm of their hand. A real honour to be there, even if Charlie didn't want to be. Wonderful. Rest in Peace, Charlie.
    2 points
  18. The EOTR site has a special place in my heart from the days when Big Chill used to run there so despite the gorgeous mountain backdrop of GM I'll always prefer Larmer Tree where EOTR is held. Manicured lawns, peacocks wandering about and lovely secluded wooded areas make it my favourite site. The Garden Stage for me is hands down the best festival stage in the country.
    2 points
  19. Put out a music video that I think is my best work yet! A lot of work was put into this goofy song. I know some people on this forum enjoy what I do, so here's the latest (and greatest?)
    2 points
  20. Looks like the showers in yellow are actually those for camping plus. Also the co-op is definitely in the village just set back on the arena line
    2 points
  21. 2 points
  22. Teleman on Woods stage at 5:30 - fits in with last years timings, therefore must be TBA to fill earlier in the day
    2 points
  23. agreed. it's not like it's taking place last summer, but there are still risks, and some of the language on here about "forget about it" has been a tad reckless imo. now average age is older, so more double vaxxed people which means lower viral loads. But I know there's a fairly decent chance I'll catch it there, so have planned to stay at home the week after (luckily my job allows that)
    2 points
  24. Lizzy Farrel added too, she's great.
    2 points
  25. Also just got back - lovely to spend time wandering about a so familiar place but different context. We even found an orchard! some more photos
    2 points
  26. We were in the Club waiting for Miles Kane. Initially it seemed quite funny as we were watching people by the Main Stage get soaked as they tried to watch Skunk Anansie. Then it got worse and Skunk Anansie literally got blown off stage and it stopped being so funny. A whole bunch of us had to hold up the side wall of the Club as it started caving in under the force of the wind and the weight of a shitload of water that had accumulated on the tent roof. Finally some saviour attached a penknife to a pole and slashed holes in the tent roof to let the water drain away - probably stopped the Club from collapsing that day. Before the wall starting giving way we were hunkered down by the stage wondering whether this was the end - one of the very few times in my life I've considered that I might actually die. Once it was all over Miles Kane came out on stage and just shrugged, and pointed at all his rain-destroyed equipment that was now useless whether or not the show could have gone on (which obviously it didn't). We are off to Hasselt for the weekend tomorrow - we kept our hotel reservation for PKP21 even though the festival was cancelled. We'll have a drink in Café Vanveldeke tomorrow night (known to some on here as "the pub on the corner") and raise a glass to those who didn't make it back in 2011.
    2 points
  27. Have fun all and be safe. music beer and sunshine. cant wait
    1 point
  28. Still my favourite night on the farm especially scattering some of my dads ashes during it . RIP Charlie thank you for 2 amazing nights seeing you play live and years of making fantastic music.
    1 point
  29. Anyone fancy a John-off? Put ur top tip John at the top and ur jilted John at the bottom, with the Johns in order in between. I'll also accept Janes and Joanies. 👇 Top Tip John John Grant Jonny Greenwood Jane Weaver John (TIMESTWO) Jonny Dillon Big Joanie John Francis Flynn ☝️Jilted John
    1 point
  30. Think BBCC will draw a huge crowd In other news I decided to get my point across
    1 point
  31. A great weekend. A bit more "family friendly" than my normal holidays (not like I'm out raving all night, I just usually try to avoid screaming kids) but it was nice to see the site outside of the festival.
    1 point
  32. This new album from Alien Boy absolutely rips and is insanely catchy. If you like big fuzzed out bangers then this one’s for you:
    1 point
  33. Yeah you’ll be fine, Thursday from what I’ve seen is usually a nightmare. But that’s cause I camp in orange so!
    1 point
  34. Yeah Stoned at the Nail Salon is the real highlight for me - got a lot of time for that one. Agree about Secrets From a Girl. Sounds so half written and the definition of a filler track (that unfortunately starts a run of other filler tracks).
    1 point
  35. LFT's are a useful screener as they don't give false positives, so if you test positive you almost definitely have it. The overall report says the festivals are as safe as the general community.
    1 point
  36. got a spare ticket for the saturday and monday if anyone is interested. will take £50 per ticket. ill be there myself so happy to meet if you want to
    1 point
  37. So he did know. That's how it works. People tell Jeff what they know and he shares it.
    1 point
  38. Friday: Biffy Clyro, Wolf Alice, BBCC Saturday: Squid, Dinosaur Pile Up (cheers so much @Andre91for getting me into them!) (hope they don’t clash) and Secret Set (The Prettyboys aka Don Broco if it’s them on that day) Sunday: Bob Vylan, Slowthai and Post Malone That’s LEEDS (the better of the two, by the way)
    1 point
  39. Sensational weekend. The best time I've had since I was last at Green Man. Would have liked to have seen Wetleg and Matilda Mann on Thursday but missed them cos I was queuing for around 2 and a half hours to get in. This was my first time there with a ticket rather than as a volunteer, so I dunno if it's always like that, but it was kiiiind of a joke. Only about 10 people scanning tickets and none of them were in any sort of rush. It had nothing to do with the covid checks either as this part was easy. Little bit annoying but it was all amazing once I was through the door. Yard Act were a fantastic way to kick things off. I am really excited about a debut album from them whenever it ends up coming out. Saw Working Men's Club on Thursday too who absolutely killed it. Wasn't expecting them to be as good as they were. Interested to see how well their show translates to a big outdoor stage when they support New Order in a couple of weeks. Started Friday with The Lounge Society. Had a great time watching these. Saw one of the fellas from the band in the Walled Garden last night too and had a quick chat with him, which was pretty cool. Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard were decent enough, and then Katy J Pearson later in the afternoon was superb. Will be keeping an eye out for a chance to see her again, for sure. Boy Azooga are one of my favourite Welsh acts, and they smashed it as usual. Bumped into the singer yesterday afternoon and had a quick talk with him. Lovely fella. He said he'd put me down on the guestlist for a gig he's playing with another band next week, which properly made my day. Goat Girl were okay but I'm hoping they're better when I see them again next month. I have seen them do much better sets before (why didn't they play The Man?!). Django Django absolutely smashed it. The sound was top notch for this and it was a real party atmosphere down the front. I've been a massive fan of Caribou for quite a while but this was the first time I've ever seen them live. This was everything I hoped it would be. You could really tell it meant a lot for him to be playing the show too (their first in three years). Kelly Lee Owens and Ross From Friends were both good but my memory gets a bit hazy by that point. Didn't see anything early on Saturday as I woke up lying in a puddle in a collapsed tent, so had to sort that out. Sinead O'Brien was the first thing I saw. I've been enjoying her on record but thought she was pretty dull. Crowd wasn't really up for it, and she made a bit of an arsey comment about how it would be nice to see more movement. It was a bit weird and quite a few people saw it as a cue to just leave lol. BC Camplight were alright. LUMP and Black Midi didn't disappoint, and then the Mogwai set went by in no time at all. They're not a band I'm massively familiar with (besides the new album), but they were a really impressive live act. Will have to work my way through their back catalogue. Sunday... Crack Cloud were great. Philosopher's Calling especially is such a huge track. Probs gonna go see these again in a few days if I'm feeling recovered by then. Porridge Radio put out one of my favourite albums last year right at the start of lockdown, so that was a highly anticipated and long awaited set for me. Seriously good band and I can't wait to see them again. Half watched the Squid set from the back so can't give the best appraisal of this. Was too busy knocking Mouseboy's potatoes on the floor. Self Esteem put on an absolutely incredible set. She was only just able to hold herself together for the last song as she was so overwhelmed by the reception. One of the best crowds I have ever been in. Go see her on tour if you have even an ounce of interest as she was on top form. Fontaines were stupidly good (as always). Possibly my set of the weekend. I'm wondering if the three dates I have booked for their tour is enough or if I should do more. The best band of the last few years, for me. Enjoyed Overmono after dark too. Can't really imagine there being a summer where I don't want to go to this festival. Very hyped already to see next year's lineup.
    1 point
  40. Self Esteem to headline 2022 🤞🏻
    1 point
  41. In the car on the way home now. That has to be up there with the best festivals I've been to purely for the atmosphere which was overwhelmingly joyous. There was also a ridiculous number of good acts to watch and the site held up perfectly after the rain on Saturday. There were so many musical highlights. If I listed them all it would take up a whole page on the forum. Black Midi - wow, just wow. What a set. Anyone know why Geordie Greep apparently got chucked out the festival? Erland Cooper - Absolutely magical, beautiful performance. Nearly had me welling up. Lazarus Kane - I love seeing bands on Rising get a big crowd and smash it, they really got everyone going. Roscoe Roscoe - keep an eye on this lot. Talented bunch making post rock psych. King Hannah - beautiful performance. That guitarist has some skills, not sure he dropped a note all gig. Lynks - maddest act of the weekend but absolutely captivating and hilarious in equal measure. Shout out to all the artists who spent the weekend on site happily interacting with the fans. Our 12yo got so many photos with them and they were all so nice and friendly. The best thing was just seeing so many smiling, happy people. Everyone I spoke to just had the best time.
    1 point
  42. I was gonna write some songs, but then I got high, Was gonna make some number ones, but then I got high, Now I'm flopping hard, and I know why...
    1 point
  43. And wouldn’t ya know it I won Supergrass tickets in the competition! What are the odds?!
    1 point
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