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  1. 14 points
    I made Glastonbury out of Duplo this morning. Only 365 days to go...
  2. 14 points
    Take heart from the knowledge that in a week's time we will be closer to the next festival than the last one.
  3. 12 points
    Come on gang, we knew this was going to be a hard slog. Very soon, Glastonbury is going to be less than 12 months away, meaning we've actually got through the entire fallow year! It will soon be T-day, headliner rumours will be out soon, followed by the first announcements and a flood of undercard SRs and TBCs. Then the webcam and tickets being mailed.... and GLASTO! We've done the really hard bit, roll on the normal build up to Glasonbury 2019!
  4. 10 points
    Hi guys. I have read every single page of this forum so thought I'd say hello. Extremely looking forward to PJ (hoping for more of a London setlist than Pinkpop from looking at them, but that's a bit hopeful), NIN and plenty others. Having lived in Spain since September, I have seen or know of a few of the Spanish acts on the bill and thought I would give my two céntimos. Most of these sing in Spanish. I would fully recommend going to a Spanish band, just to see the majority of the drunken crowd excitedly harping along to every word, even though Spanish acts tend to fit in as many words into their songs as possible. It's a pretty site. Apologies for being a bit long but hopefully you find something in it. If anyone, particularly Spanish people, have anything to add, feel free! Bifannah: Not seen them but listened to them a fair bit. Really colourful, unique, world music flavoured indie rock and I reckon a great start to the festival (if we can get the wristbands on in time). Side note: I anticipated not being able to see them so I ended up going to a festival on the coast of Andalucia where there were loads of lesser known Spanish bands, even in Spain. Ivan Ferreiro: An interesting fellow: I cannot tell (as with a lot of Spanish indie acts) whether he is purposefully modelled on the Gallaghers/Ian Brown or if it happened at the same time (he comes from a pretty famous indie band in Spain called Los Piratas, their big hits are played all the time and Ferrerio plays Años 80 a lot). He snarls, he cooes and he gets the crowd going. The Spaniards will all be there. It got pretty raucous when I saw him, tingles down the spine. Carolina Durante: Pretty catchy, uplifting indie punk. The singer sounds like a youthful, melodic Mark E Smith crossed with Shaun Ryder, which I'll leave to you to decide is your cup of tea. They were at that same festival as Bifannah, just to give you an idea. Modelo de Respuesta Polar/ La MODA: I have to be honest, these are two bands I cannot really tell apart when I've listened to them. I know La MODA have been touring a lot in Spain. From what I recall, these are more towards the pop-indie rock side of things, ala Catfish, Courteeners et al. Whilst I am not a fan, I imagine the KOKO stage is gonna be packed with Spaniards at the end of Friday as this will be their usual prime party time. Biznaga: Quite well-known modern punk band. I am not a fan of the Spanish punk singing style, I think it is a bit 'put-on' and ends up a bit faux-gravely. However, this band cannot be argued with really if you are looking for some snarly punk. Núria Graham: I really like this. She sings in English, it might be a little bit sad but it is a bit like Kevin Morby's stuff, there is a lot of levity to be found in it. From my experience, these types of acts in Spain tend to be my favourite. Morgan: Sentimental, almost Mumford style rock. Having said that, the female lead singer is a legend and the rest of the band really hammer it live. Fully recommend to be honest, I think she sings in Castellano, Catalan and English. Agoraphobia: The one I am most looking forward to, if I can catch it ahead of Perfume Genius. Think Honeyblood, The Big Moon (amazing live, fucking horrible clash with ATDI not good for me), Metric, Wolf Alice. Heavy, all female band. I haven't seen them live so cannot vouch for that but their recent album is a fucking stonker. Sing in English. Cora Novoa: Really interesting DJ from Galicia. She is some sort of ambassador for Ableton and her 2015 album is a really exquisite mix between poppy dance and heavier, moodier stuff. Her recent mix for the festival was really brutal, so who knows how it will be. I am gonna try and squeeze her in between Pile and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Kase.O: Decent party Spanish rap. Not sure what more I can say really. Rufus T. Firefly: I have seen these guys mentioned, it is a massive shame they clash with QOTSA, Portugal, Weval and the above Kase.O. I am tempted...they are not overwhelming live, but they are on for a short time, have some really really nice psych-pop, Tame Impala flavoured hits and once they get going live are quite entrancing. Angel Stanich: An interesting clash with Jet and Dua Lipa for anyone who doesn't fancy that. I imagine a fairly sizeable crowd even with both of those acts attracting plenty of Spanish fans. He is pretty popular and you will again see a really enthused crowd. He plays beautiful indie rock and has quite a peculiar voice, reminding me of Jonsi from Sigur Ros and someone else who I forget. Apparently comes with a really good AV show, cannot confirm as I have only seen him in an intimate open-mic show. Well, good luck guys and see you there. Hope there is some space at the frontish for PJ for me, I will be coming from Yo La Tengo. That isn't even all of the Spanish acts by the way, I think there are a few more in there.
  5. 9 points
    I saw Bernard Sumner at a grocery store in Manchester yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?”I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.
  6. 8 points
    I reckon Festival Republic told him he couldn't play anymore because his name was Ski Mask the Slump God. Fair decision if you ask me.
  7. 7 points
  8. 6 points
    (Un)official eFests meetup w/ @alan_ts where we discussed how good the beer was and how good Sumski were. Putting down my tent at 6am in the rainstorm was a shitty end to an otherwise good weekend.
  9. 6 points
    I met him when I was studying sculpture at St Martin's College.
  10. 6 points
    Shame. Wouldve been the best weather in the history of the festival. Next year will likely be a mudbath. And thats even if youre lucky enough to get tickets. With another global recession forecast and with Brexit steadily approaching, the 2019 festival will be a downer anyway. And lets not forget that as a sample of the population, its statistically probable that a good few people reading this will be brown bread by next June.
  11. 5 points
    Between his solo shit and his beatles shit he could piss out a set-list to keep the plebs happy: Give Ireland Back to the Irish Mary Had a Little Lamb While My Guitar Gently Sleeps Ferry Cross the Mersey Mull of Kintyre Come Together Hey Jude Ticket to Ride Paperback Writer Eleanor Rigby Act Naturally I'm Down Back in the USSR Helter Skelter Nod Your Head Imagine
  12. 5 points
    Gonna throw a garden party for family. Shall erect large speakers at bottom of garden playing rock music. Shall have another system playing Dance tracks at top of garden. Shall sit at halfway point listening to both whilst waving a flag in relatives faces. Shall tell off granny for bringing a chair to sit on. Shall try to have complex conversations with distant relatives without gurning. Shall drink cider out of a shit card board cup. I will finish by taking a dump on compost heap. Sorted. X
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    Maybe he didn't go for a piss at all. Maybe it was a dump. The sudden need for an urgent dump can take one by surprise. I recall that very event happening to me when I was at our camp at Glastonbury. So, I started to make my way to the nearby toilets. I got about half way there and a wave of fear came over me. Essentially I knew that if I carried on walking at all at that point, that I was going to shit myself. The hairs were up on my arms and I felt quite peculiar. I then realized that I had to try walking again, but could only do so in a certain fashion - a kind of cross between being heavily physically disabled in the lower body, as well as having ones shoe laces tied together. Believe me, if any modern dance impresario had seen the performance, I'd have been snapped up. You want to know, don't you? You want to know whether I made it to the loos on time. I am happy to report that I did indeed make it. That poo was right up there with the best of them that I have ever poo'ed. Anyway, just saying that this could have happened to Ed Sheeran.
  15. 4 points
    As the planning permission for premises licences have appeared at the entrances to the site we can take that as confirmation that next year is officially underway.
  16. 4 points
    That's the sun setting on a fallow year.....bring on the dawn.
  17. 4 points
    Railway line looking east from Spike Bar....5 mins ago x
  18. 4 points
    Glad I’ve seen the updated poster now, was a bit disappointed they didn’t do t-shirts with the line up on the back, not one for them normally but the RW line ups are the best I’ve been to... so I’ve made my own 😂 So if any of you see a guy in this with a Jupiler in each hand, it’s me
  19. 4 points
    I dont understand these people who say they are missing it !!
  20. 4 points
    Person says "Oo Michael, how about my fave band from when I was a teenager for the Legends slot?" Michael says "Oo... that's a good idea" Michael thinks "Fuck off. They were shite then and are even worse now" Somerset Live thinks "Ad revenue"
  21. 4 points
    Ok Getoffamylawn
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    It's so English to moan about individual players when there is no need. We won 6-1 for god sakes and Sterling is a great player who we are lucky to have. Leave the lad alone.
  24. 3 points
  25. 3 points
    Nancy Reagan? I'll get my coat...


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