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  1. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    After these replies I checked the mighty wiki and will concede that she had a much longer career than I had assumed. Anyway she’d be more fun doing a 2am secret set on Truth 😏
  2. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    All of those acts that you mention have something about them, they either did something new, had some edge or spoke an emotional truth to people. R.Williams shovelled out empty industrial product fir people who bought their one CD a year in Tesco’s. I am being kind of tongue in cheek really. Believe it or not I really dislike meat and 2 veg guitar music and love a lot of sparkly pop. I just have an irrational dislike of R.Williams and do think that moving a little bit away from the mainstream for a few years may be a good idea.
  3. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    You do reach a point though where the festival gets a reputation for reliably serving up the blandest of the bland (or most basic of the basic if you prefer). I accept that the core of the festival is no longer counter-cultural, but at what point does what is left of the uniqueness vanish. Put it another way. The most innovative of restaurants can serve up Big Mac’s a few times and it’s either funny or a knowing comment. Do it too many times and they’ve become McDonalds.
  4. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    Ms.Spears is one of the people I was thinking of, in that she doesn’t really have anything going for her beyond being a bit kitsch. She only ever had quite a short career and I’m not really sure how much appeal she has beyond her original fans.
  5. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    The Sunday afternoon kitsch factor is interesting. Realistically how much further can they go? Most of the really successful performers in that slot have had something beyond being “so bad they’re good”. Dolly is a genuinely great song writer and has had a long career with cross-generational appeal. Lionel also had more than one period of real success and so again had a broad fan-base. Kylie has become an LGBT+ icon and again, had a very successful second period broadening her appeal. However, how many more artists are there like that really? How long before you end up with someone irredeemably bad? Perhaps a few years off of the kitsch may be a good thing.
  6. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    The Sunday afternoon kitsch factor is interesting. Realistically how much further can they go? Most of the really successful performers in that slot have had something beyond being “so bad they’re good”. Dolly is a genuinely great song writer and has had a long career with cross-generational appeal. Lionel also had more than one period of real success and so again had a broad fan-base. Kylie has become an LGBT+ icon and again, had a very successful second period broadening her appeal. However, how many more artists are there like that really? How long before you end up with someone irredeemably bad? Perhaps a few years off of the kitsch may be a good thing.
  7. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    Will take that! Just need a ticket.
  8. Are you still on site? If so is there much infrastructure etc left?
  9. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    This would make my year, but would be very happy with a Sunday afternoon set instead. It would be interesting to see what kind of crowd they get. I suspect that it would be much larger than many would expect.
  10. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    Record sales (or streaming) is not the sole indicator of suitability to headline. If you go down that route then you end up with V festival. There has to be a degree of general awareness (or buzz) and some degree of cross-over appeal. Stormzy may not have a massive fan-base amongst the over 35s, but we know who is is. He’s been on news-panels and mentioned in articles etc. This year felt like grabbing the zeitgeist a little (even if it did come a few years too late). I’m not sure that the Drake’s etc have the same kind of cachet or broad appeal that a Stormzy or Jay Z does.
  11. sadimmock

    2020 headliners

    On the Nick Cave front I would point out that he is the only one of the APE headliners to date to really sell his night out.
  12. It’s hard to describe how unpleasant it was. I think it was the triple threat of chewy meat, burnt cheese and half-cooked potatoes. I did finish it (because I am a tight arse), but will avoid them in the future.
  13. It was an interesting year for food for me really; it did seem as if there was a little less choice than previously and thst the prices had gone up a little. Things that did stand out: The Raclette brothers in West Holts were horrific. £9 for an inedible breakfast. Goan Fish Curry was still very very good, but it was a case of where is the fish??? This is the first time that I haven’t had an Oggie; couldn’t face the stodgy in the heat. The Burrito place on the approach to the Other Stage was really pretty good and massive. Did anyone else have trouble eating in the heat? I think that I may have eaten less then I ever have!
  14. I see you and raise you Wow or Pussy Parlure
  15. There were times this year that I thought that a branch of Matalan might have been convenient for the Pyramid dwellers...
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