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  1. Mrs J gave birth to a healthy baby boy yesterday, name TBC although I’m pushing for Hugh Junior - the kids could call him HuJu...
    68 points
  2. We got 99 problems but the spreadsheet ain't one... 99 days to the general resale so it seems as good as time as any! Please see the attached link for the resale spreadsheet, it is only open to be viewed currently - we can open it for editing closer to the date to add more specific details such as contact numbers etc. It has been discussed in the resale thread that it will close a few weeks before resale, so that people on new groups can familiarise themselves and sort payment methods etc. If any needs changing, please let me know via email - glastonburyresale@gmail.com
    53 points
  3. For one time... Nice quality names still to come for RW. A lot of them. A lot of great female acts too. This batch of names was logic. People who are liking the more commercial names are happy now, the feedback on social media were very clear about that. Most of the people need this type of easy commercial artists. I don't have to say how many criticism they get because it was too alternative (FNM, Pixies, Wilco, Strokes, Thom Yorke... are not those easy mass acts). I'm not happy with every artist, but they fit the RW philosophy perfect. Some names mentioned, people are thinking that they
    39 points
  4. I think on a music festival message board it’s a legitimate question to ask. It doesn’t suggest the OP doesn’t give a shit about anything else. Of course there are much bigger things to be worried about, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also miss live music.
    35 points
  5. Good morning all. Don’t post much, more of a reader than a writer. Thought I’d share my personal experience of the outbreak. I’m based in China, in one of the provinces worst hit by COVID outside of Hubei. Being on lockdown ain’t much fun at all. I’m lucky that I live alone because it means that I can at least leave the house every two days for supplies; friends who live with their families seem to be having a much harder time as only one designated family member is allowed to go out every two days. It’s really rather trying but the measures that have been put in place seem to be
    35 points
  6. OMG!!! I've only gone and won the Glastonbury ballot!! This is my first time trying for tickets and I nearly cried when I didn't get them last month. I am just so, so happy and I have decided to finally pluck up the courage and join this site. I see you are all lovely people and I hope to see some of you down on the farm. Sorry if this comes across as gloating but I just cannot keep this in. YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
    34 points
  7. It's Monday morning and I'm actively avoiding real work so I'll bite: The initial discussion was about Greta, specifically her possible appearance at Glastonbury, which given the history of the festival is a perfectly reasonable shout. You waded in with an ascertion that she's been used by XR and attached a link to an article by one of their founders to back up your 'argument'. You then chastised a poster for downvoting you because you presumed they hadn't read the article. Firstly, the article has nothing to do with Greta so I'm not sure what you think the relevance is to the discussion
    29 points
  8. *****Sad post alert**** I’m sorry to have to let everyone know, Big Dog has left Pilton to join the dog pack in the sky. We are completely devastated. He has made his last weather and ground report here on Earth, where he worked hard, but was rewarded with biscuits. Next he will now enjoy eating rabbit shit, rolling in fox poo and being a generally huge doofus on his next journey. RIP Big Dog. 😥
    28 points
  9. With the day nearing when we should be on the farm probably many of you are like me, mood going up and down thinking about what we are missing but already thinking about next year. Reckon though we should spare a thought for Michael, Emily and all the festival staff who worked so hard putting on the festival just to see it cancelled. The many many festival builders and the clear up squad the traders in food and merchandising, and the wholesalers who supply them the three main charities who will lose the substantial donations the many Pilton area local charities wh
    26 points
  10. I don’t want to hijack your post, but I have a similar story, some of which might help. My wife Sue was in a hospice, terminally ill with cancer when tickets went on sale for Glastonbury 2016. From previous years the family (two sons, a daughter, plus friends and partners) had a Whatsapp group to organise tickets, and as we discussed who was going etc. we received a message from Sue in the hospice saying simply: “Planning a trip without me?” It was a tough reminder of the situation, but she clearly wasn’t well enough to go. Amazingly, we all got tickets, which meant we would all be t
    26 points
  11. Ok, hands up, who would have predicted that the only person not to cancel a gig in the summer of 2020 would be Sam Fender?
    25 points
  12. In case anybody is interested (just gone through this for myself), the acts highlighted were the ones who were given in the first poster announcement for last year. ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------
    24 points
  13. Update. I coincidentally saw them again today. Turns out they could source the hand sanitiser from China after all and actually ordered double the amount! It will keep for years so no problems there. They also said that at the mo the festival is going ahead as expected.
    23 points
  14. I don’t know who you are, but as a villager myself I am happy chat in the village face to face with you should you wish to identify yourself. the fence does NOT start to go up until May. I run around the farm everyday and have never seen the fence start in March. oh and just to clarify, the festival did not run out of water last year.
    22 points
  15. Still to look forward to: • Self confirmations ramping up • Predicting the next announcement • 1st poster day • Who's playing which stage and when • Who hasn't made the 1st poster • I've paid my balance thread • Resale joy and despair • Individual area announcements • New map thread • Full lineup • Clashfinder • Clash joy and despair • The Weather Thread joy and despair • Glastocam thread • State of the ground thread • Tickets arrived thread • Someone losing their ticket thread • eFests meet threa
    22 points
  16. Prince Charles is isolating at Balmoral with COVID-19. Prince Andrew is isolating at Windsor with Jenny, 14.
    21 points
  17. You heard it right! The Book People are selling for £12.99 but if you spend over 25 quid and use code AFBARGAIN before midnight you get 25% off and free delivery! Thrown in some childrens books for presents and cookbooks for myself. (May actually get some upvote for once!)
    21 points
  18. I had a drive-thru test on 20th September and tested positive on the 21st. Currently at home feeling absolutely shocking. Breathing shallow, a painful cough and a constant crushing headache. I'm a reasonably fit and healthy male, aged 55. Gym 5 days a week with a very active ‘outdoorsy’ lifestyle. I've been relaxed about the virus, thinking it wouldn't affect me physically if I did catch it. I got that one wrong. And it doesn't just affect you physically, it affects you mentally. You worry about just how bad is is going to get, feeling as ill as you already do, but only a few d
    20 points
  19. I see we have moved on from headliner talk to talk about subs
    20 points
  20. Anyone posting in this thread over the last few week/ends who has labelled BLM protestors as thugs, anti-historical, vandals etc should be ashamed of themselves. This is what real violence and disorder looks like. These are the ones actually doing the country down. If you’re siding with the coked-up, jacked men who are throwing smoke bombs at horses, punching policemen and intimidating minorities, you are part of the problem. Frankly I don’t think there’s any place for you at Glastonbury, full stop.
    19 points
  21. My good news for the day.... out dog walking early yesterday morning and came upon a chap around my age, been sleeping on a bench in our local country park overnight, no shelter, freezing his tits off. So, not one for ever walking on by I stopped and got his story. Fallen on hard times over the past week, never been homeless (and I believe him), but just didn't know what to do, who to speak to, phone had died and of course nowhere to recharge. Long story short, after much phoning to the council (who really struggled with the concept of communications and engagement) and the Sally Army, we've f
    19 points
  22. Quick note to think carefully when coming to post things like "yes it's sad but it's just a festival" and "we will all have bigger things to worry about soon". Yes, for myself and for most people here, while it's gutting, there are people going to be going through a lot worse. But for some with anxiety and other issues, something like this can be a big blow to mental health, which is obviously closely linked to personal wellbeing, so let's not forget you never know the personal circumstances of the person behind the screen, and there is no need to belittle anyone's emotions. We're all on this
    19 points
  23. And with that poster concludes the prediction game and from it we have 4 winners. Please collect your prize @JoeyT, @jyoung, @Wellyboot, @SomeoneListeningIn which is an image of a medal at the bottom of this post. Only you are allowed to look at and save this image although I have absolutely no way of policing this. It was mentioned that the community would pitch together to buy you a pint each but being realistic this probably won't happen. For me the main prize is pride for being good at guessing (maybe even working out the pattern??) Much bigger response to this than was expected, it h
    19 points
  24. I'm not sure I've got enough disk space.
    19 points
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  26. As a long-term lurker I would like to mometarily un-lurk to say that the recent negative comments posted by some about this thread do not represent the views of all lurkers. I *love* this thread exactly as it is with all it's waffle, on-topic and off-topic meanderings. Please don't change. It's the highlight of my day catching up on what's been going on here and has helped keep me sane during this awful year. A big thank you to all the regular posters who've done the 'heavy lifting' to keep the thread active and long may you do so!
    18 points
  27. Yeah, every artist that day had no problem to wear a bracelet. Even Icons like Depeche Mode. But the manager from 30 seconds to Mars refused this. Something that does not happen that often. Jared Leto doesn’t wear something like that he said (to be honest, big chance Jared had no problem with that, but it is most of the time that the entourage is difficult, not the artist). And they put a sign on every door with the pictures of the three band members on it. With the message: they can go anywhere they want and the people that are with them too. Andy Fletcher and the other keyboardguy started
    18 points
  28. The guy battered his wife, denied it until video evidence surfaced, and then when given an opportunity to make a statement made it all about him and how he was in a good place rather than admitting guilt or offering an apology. He can go fuck himself and the band were right to drop him like they did. Any well wishes to him on their behalf would’ve made them seem like domestic violence sympathisers - they could only cut and run.
    18 points
  29. My mood in: April - I'm still happy now there's no Mordor, could feel more like the old days May - no Auditori this year as it's indoor, bummer but inevitable June - confirmation that we have lost almost all the US bands, damn, but we have some great European ones at least July - only three stages now? Damn, but was like that at Primavera Porto in the early days and still had a great time August - only one stage, with Deerhunter alternating with Shellac all day? Where do I sign up, sounds great, just give me music and let me the hell outdoors...
    18 points
  30. Hi everyone, Long time lurker first time poster here. This is a bit of an emotional story but here goes. I've been going to Glastonbury a few times over the last few years with my wife and her mother and father, who are in their 60s but are mad for music, and though they only went to their first Glasto in 2015, they enjoy and make the most of every moment. I'm talking watching headliners and then dancing the night away until 3 AM, waking up at the crack of dawn and doing it all over again. Absolute legends and put my wife and me (20s) to shame. Unfortunately, just after Christma
    18 points
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  32. This is the website https://festivalpostergenerator.com I just added some Glasto inspired themes, check out the "English Festival" themes on the select a theme drop-down. Thought you guys might have some fun with this.
    18 points
  33. Behind Door 24.. Michael & Emily Eavis Well, what can be said? Every one of the previous 23 stories & videos are down to Michael & Emily. Without them, none of us would be using this forum to discuss the festival. For me, I owe them both a great deal of gratitude. I have had some of the best moments of my life at the festival. It has changed my life. Brought me closer to people. It has helped me learn things about myself too. Michael is the king. He is clearly a lovely guy who loves seeing how happy the festival makes people. This year I went to "Michael Eavis explains it a
    18 points
  34. American copyright law is very complicated. There's a distinction between the recorded works, live performances, and broadcasting rights. Taylor's old record label Big Red Machine sold the recorded rights (the masters) of all of her music up through and including Reputation (everything except her new album Lover). The new owner of Taylor's music is a group of rich people/investors spearheaded by Scooter Braun, the manager of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, among other big acts. Side-note, but very important context, is that Taylor has long claimed that Scooter Braun has persistently bull
    18 points
  35. Im guessing that given we’re all posting on a festivals forum that we’re all fans of live music? Some gigs I’ve been to go down as some of the highlights of my life, those incredible moments where everything just clicks. Now just think how incredible those first gigs/festivals we go to are going to be. The atmosphere in the crowd, the band putting in that bit of extra effort having not performed for so long and the overall collective relief that the worst is behind us. Its gonna be special and likely to create some new life highlights. That’s all still to come in the future, I personally am re
    17 points
  36. You've just kindly prompted me to Thurs 22nd 2017. My mate took this pic. It's of me and my then ex-girlfriend (I'm on the left, she's on the right). We had split up a year before as she had to move back to New Zealand (expired visa), but she came back on a two-week holiday for us to do Glastonbury. I somehow managed to get through to Sat night in Shangri La before I told her I loved her. We got married in a park in Auckland (I've just realised exactly six months later) on 22nd December. Two-and-a-half years and we are still married! (The pic is of the Arcadia dress rehearsal.)
    17 points
  37. Here you go. Possible headliners (or sub): Armin Van Buuren – Creamfields (27-30/8) Billie Eilish – London (30/7), tour in Asia (23/8-7/9) Biffy Clyro – Open Flair, Rocco del Schlacko, Taubertal (5-9/8, dates TBA) Black Eyed Peas – Lokerse Feesten (1/8), Arenal Sound (2/8) Bon Iver – Montreal (2/8), Øya (12/8), Way Out West (13/8), Flow (14-16/8) Calvin Harris – Creamfields (29/8) DJ Snake – Dreambeach (5-9/8) Eminem – new album, no tour announced yet, rumour/leaks? Foals – Kendal Calling (2/8), Grape (7/8) Khalid – Smukfest (7/8) Liam Gallagher – Belfast
    17 points
  38. Every day in this thread, I will post a different Glastonbury related video / picture to countdown like an advent calendar.... Behind Door Number 1 - The first memory I have of Glastonbury. I wasnt there, but watched it TV. This is the first memory of being hooked on it. I loved this performance
    17 points
  39. Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me
    17 points


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