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  1. Gucci Piggy

    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    I was actually gonna say "What is it with these Welsh bands and stupid anniversary shows" but didn't wanna be nasty to the Welsh lads.
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Heard the Manics are fuming that Stereophonics beat them to this idea.
  3. Gucci Piggy

    Primavera Sound 2019

    There have been countless stories about this exact thing recently, and established artists have been pointing it out, too (Lily Allen, for example). I don't really care enough about educating you on the matter to go off and find these examples, so I won't. It's quite clear that opportunities and support for male acts are much bigger than they are for female acts. How many female acts make it to the higher reaches of festival lineups? Not many. How many female-fronted bands are touted as the next big thing in the same way the likes of The 1975, Royal Blood, Greta Van Fleet, etc. are? Basically none. How many new female rappers are touted as the next big thing? Barely any. Are the female acts worse than the male ones? No, they aren't. Is it the case that your stereotypical huge rock band or huge rapper is a male? Yeah, which is why these male acts get backed as the next big thing over their female counterparts. How does that change? We change the perception that your giant rock bands/rappers don't have to be male, and that females can occupy those spaces just as well. Right now, a young boy wanting to start playing the drums or electric guitar will be given more encouragement to do that than a girl of the same age, when they see that pretty much all the people who make it to the big time in those roles are males. Is there something inherently male about playing the drums or electric guitar? No, there isn't, but the culture around rock music paints them as male hobbies. I understand what you're saying about it being unfair to book an act based on their gender. But I think it's more unfair that the industry is like this and hence females are afforded less opportunities to make it. And unfortunately, we're in a position where measures like this have to be taken to address the imbalance. Anyway, I'm pretty bored of going over this argument for the thousandth time on here now so I'm gonna leave it there.
  4. Gucci Piggy

    2019 New Music

    I was hoping you'd be online as the only person in this section who'd get the joke.
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    2019 New Music

    Let's be real a new Pearl Jam album isn't gonna be very good, is it? Unless there's a new Signals on it.
  6. Gucci Piggy

    Primavera Sound 2019

    Well no, as it obviously never would get there, because that would be an absolutely stupid thing to advocate for, which equal representation of females isn't. No, I didn't claim that. I said they could swap out some male acts for some female acts without really affecting the quality of the lineup. I don't go to Primavera so I'll use the last Glastonbury as an example (as I was there and know the lineup better). If you swapped out one of the Other Stage headliners (Major Lazer/alt-J/Boy Better Know) for, say, Björk you'd lose no quality. If you swapped out one of the male West Holts Stage headliners (Dizzee Rascal, Justice) for, say, Janelle Monáe you'd lose no quality. I'm not saying these exact acts were available, but I'm pretty sure there will have been several slots on the lineup filled by a male act where they could have booked a just-as-good female act if they'd looked elsewhere. There are more acts available than those who get booked, and not all the ones who aren't booked are worse than those who are booked. So yeah, I'm not saying they actively book worse male acts, I'm saying there are lots of just-as-qualified acts for every slot, and because more of them are male than female it naturally happens that most get filled by males, but they could book other, female alternatives if they wanted to. If Primavera has the option of going for, say, Janelle Monáe or Chance the Rapper to take their final headline slot and can't decide between them based on quality/popularity/whatever else, then going for Janelle Monáe in a conscious effort to aid the female representation is a fair choice imo. Regarding what you say at the end of this paragraph, the whole point of trying to fix it is because there is a deep-rooted imbalance in the industry. If nothing is actively done to fix this then every year it'll just be "Well there are way more male acts who are big enough to play high up at our festival so we'll fill it with male acts" and the issue will never ever be addressed. Is this fair on budding female musicians who aspire to headline festivals like Primavera? No it isn't, and that's not going to change unless people actively try to change it. Mate the entire point is that there isn't equality of opportunity and this is the only way to fix that. Do you honestly think that'll change unless something is actively done about it? And as I've already said, they're not giving these slots to people undeservedly, they're all being given to people who are just as qualified to play them as their male counterparts. I've had this exact same debate countless times on this forum because almost every festival has an unfair imbalance of gender representation. Do you think that just happened naturally or do you think it happened because of males getting much better opportunities in the industry for decades? The entire reason we've got to this point is because males have had better opportunities and now as soon as someone tries to counteract that we get a load of blokes crying that the women are being given preferential treatment. Boo fucking hoo, man. Honestly, what do you think should be done other than this to try and rectify this issue? Or, alternatively, do you not think it's an issue at all?
  7. Gucci Piggy

    Primavera Sound 2019

    So do you think avoiding doing that is more important than addressing the unfair domination males have over the music/festival industry? And regarding the bit in bold, are you really going to equate that to wanting a balance of genders? Come on, man. For a start, whether something is good or shit is completely subjective. And secondly, having female acts over male acts doesn't worsen the product for attendees; having shit acts over good acts does. As has been said, they're clearly not actively booking worse acts so that they can say they're booking more women. They're booking acts who are just as acclaimed.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    Why is it? Females are unfairly represented in the festival/music industry and because of that they're less encouraged to make music and aim to take their place in those industries. Large institutions like major festivals are some of the best placed people to reverse the unfair way in which males dominate the scene, and focusing on booking more females is pretty much the only way they can do this. It's quite telling that the only people I've ever seen complaining about this are blokes.
  9. Gucci Piggy

    Primavera Sound 2019

    You have any proof that Primavera has booked worse acts than it could have done in order to get more females on the bill? In previous years I'm sure they could have booked some female acts instead of some male acts and kept the bill at the same level of quality. There are loads of acts every year who don't get picked to play, and are just as good as the ones who do get picked. If they have the option of several acts who are just as good/just as qualified to play Primavera, choosing the female one in order to increase female representation on the bill isn't a bad thing.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    They have to fairly represent females each year? Good God, what a travesty.
  11. Gucci Piggy

    Acts Touring Around Glastonbury 2019

    Means best lineup of all time next year. Can't wait. Unsurprising with The Cure and Stormzy headlining. Legendary stuff. Edit: This is not tongue in cheek.
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    2019 Headliners

    That's it? Bit lame. We already know BROCKHAMPTON should be at Glasto, not that that changes anything. Was definitely expecting Let's Eat Grandma, but felt all the rest of them could go either way. Wasn't expecting Saba tbh.
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    2019 Headliners

    Saba n Let's Eat Grandma better bounce over.
  14. Gucci Piggy

    Primavera Sound 2019

    I didn't say the headliners are as big as usual, though. He said the headliners are atrocious, I said they're as critically acclaimed as ever so that clearly isn't the consensus view. I agree that there aren't as many big draws as usual, whether through blockbuster headliners or big, rare live acts. In fact I said the same thing to one of my mates when it was announced.
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    Acts Touring Around Glastonbury 2019

    King Crimson on the Park would be GOAT stuff. Would it be much of a different booking to the Can Project last year? Not that I know much about Can.
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    2019 Headliners

    Yeah I definitely will do. Think the only album I've ever listened to is Sgt. Pepper, after the Bootlegs were announced as performing it at Glasto last year. Didn't like it very much but don't really remember it tbh. Will check out other stuff.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    Or it just isn't to your taste? By and large, the headliners this year are as critically acclaimed as usual, so that clearly isn't a consensus view. And I'm not saying that with bias, as I'm not going to this festival and I personally prefer the likes of The Cure to what has been booked this year, but a lot of people I know think the lineup is amazing and it's not hard to see that it will appeal to a lot of people. Even in the Glastonbury section of this forum there were loads of people fawning over this lineup and asking if we can just have it as the Glastonbury lineup.
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    Acts Touring Around Glastonbury 2019

    Apparently that and her Manchester date are her only two UK shows of 2019. However it has been the case before that Glastonbury hasn't been included in such claims (Sigur Rós 2016), so hopefully that's what's happened here.
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    2019 Headliners

    Yeah this is basically me. I don't think I've ever seen an act just to box tick before (unless nothing else of interest was on at the same time, like with Dolly/Lionel), but I feel like I shouldn't miss Macca even though I have no real interest in him or The Beatles. Although, to be fair, I've never really tried to get into them, and both times I've seen The Bootleg Beatles I've enjoyed myself, so I maybe I will be able to get into him. I'll definitely be having more of a listen before June. Right now I'm expecting either The Streets or Chems up against him on Other and Hot Chip on WH. Thankfully I'm not fussed about missing any of these (Chems are great but I saw them do the same slot in 2015), but if they stick something like Thom Yorke or MBV or whatever on JP/Park it might have to be the first half or so of Macca and then leg it elsewhere, which actually sounds pretty good if I don't get super into his stuff by next Summer.
  20. Gucci Piggy

    2019 New Music

    He's on paternity leave not eternity leave.
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    Acts Touring Around Glastonbury 2019

    Okay but not the rest of em please.
  22. Gucci Piggy

    2019 New Music

    Who made the new parody account? @Mash011?
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    2019 Headliners

    Cure Sunday.
  24. Gucci Piggy

    The National

    I don't think there'll be one by next Summer, especially with the shows they're doing so far not being massive. I think maybe they'll continue to play road test a few new songs and then put an album out between Summer 2019 and Summer 2020. A Castlefield gig, supporting Florence and the Machine and potentially headlining Green Man doesn't seen like the kind of Summer they'd have planned for a new album.
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    The National

    Where tf is All the Wine
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