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  1. I'm very surprised no-one has mentioned: Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley Police And Thieves - The Clash Teardrop - Elbow Walk this Way - Run DMC Green Manalishi - Judas Priest Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy Tainted Love - Soft Cell Only Love Can Break Your Heart - St Etienne Black Steel - Tricky Sorrow - David Bowie My personal favourite ever is Johnny Cash's version of Hurt And the one that makes me cringe every time is the Fugees trampling of Killing Me Softly With His Song
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    The 2019 Food Thread

    I wasn’t impressed by the rice place next to West Holts -pretty bland. The veggie curry from Ghandi’s Flip-Flop next West Holts was good . The Tibetan Kitchen near the Pyramid, the South Indian opposite Williams Green and the Mexican next to it were all well worth visiting. But the best food I’ve had in years at the fest was the Brazilian beef empanadas and salad at the Refugee Community Kitchen In The Common. Fantastic!
  3. For me, it's got to be Babymetal. They'll cause a few jaws to drop. Really stoked for this.
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    The National

    Clearly written by someone who has listened to the record once. The comment that there are no memorable melodies is telling. For me their melodies don’t usually emerge until the third listen, or later. And then I can’t get them out of my head.
  5. Me - they've got some cracking songs! I can't go tonight, sadly. I caught them in a 3/4 empty tent at Latitude a few years ago and they were great. They don't tour the UK enough.
  6. Also, the older you are, the more you've heard, and the more difficult it is for something not to sound like a copy of what you loved when you were young. 🙂 That shouldn't stop you trying, however. I'm a little older than 40 (ahem), but I'm looking forward to Stormzy, Snapped Ankles, Christine and the Queens, Sam Fender, Lloyle Carner, Idles, Billie Eilish, and Lizzo, among others.
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    Crow's Nest

    I'll second you on She Drew The Gun. I've already put in Snapped Ankles as a must see up there this year.
  8. Clearly a fake - where's Idles? 🙂
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    2019 New Music

    Saw The Howl And The Hum last night. Didn't know much about them, and was extremely impressed. If they're on the farm, they'll be top of my "to see" list.
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    2019 Headliners

    Ofc it’s guesswork in this case, but by “I believe” I mean “I’ve been reliably informed by friends in the industry”, so I’m pretty confident the general principle holds. 😀. As to whether he can pull it off, that’s a matter of opinion - and will almost certainly remain so after the event. 😂. My view is that he’s aware and smart enough to realise the potential weaknesses and work a set/guests to address them. He’s got a year to figure it out, and doesn’t (yet) appear to have a Kanye-sized ego convincing him he merely has to turn up and everyone will love him. If nothing else, he’s an interesting and challenging choice, and I value that over the annual safety-nets headlining V (or whatever it’s called now 😁).
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    2019 Headliners

    I believe that advance listens of a record are available to the industry well before the record is released, and bookings are made based on the reaction to that. For example, Let’s Eat Grandma were a tiny niche act, but booked Heaven - a significant London showcase for hottly tipped bands - before the second record was released. Surprise, it turned out to be a belter, and they stormed the gig. I suspect that the first hearings of Stormzy’s new stuff has persuaded the Eavii he is ready to step up.
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    I've probably missed it, and it's not strictly a TBA, but isn't there a gaping hole where the Park Sunday headliner should be? Kano is supposed to finish at 10pm, an hour before Warpaint start their headline slot on the Saturday. Apologies if it's been discussed and concluded, I've just been dipping in and out of this thread. Jon
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