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  1. WM Hall

    2019 Predictions

    Would be awesome but extremely ambitious... Also Let's Eat Grandma, US Girls and Jenny Hval would 100% be in the Big Top
  2. WM Hall

    2019 Predictions

    Swamp Dogg headlining the Garden
  3. WM Hall

    2019 Predictions

    My various unsubstantiated predictions: Spiritualized with orchestra is a very good shout.. Thursday night? David Byrne also feels like a decent bet Parquet Courts subbing main stage Bonnie Prince Billy headlining Woods or Garden Courtney Barnett playing high up the bill (subbing mainstage? headlining with Kurt Vile?) Hailu Mergia (I enjoyed the increase in non-Western music this year. love Mergia) Sharon Van Etten will play
  4. WM Hall

    2019 Predictions

    Yeah they'd be sub-headliners on the main stage
  5. WM Hall

    2018 - Your Thoughts

    "It's the repeat of St Vincent that has got me thinking that they couldn't find any female alternatives, so went with someone who has already recently played twice in order to keep the quotas up." Let's think about that... I do personally find the repeat booking of St Vincent a little uninspired, although she was one of the most popular acts of the weekend, so clearly not a problem for most. I don't think it has anything to do with gender, though. I can't say there's much quota-filling or positive discrimination going on... Take last year's headliners, for example, where we had two all-male bands and a solo male. The year prior featured a favourite of many EOTR-goers (Joanna Newsom) and then two arguably quite weak headliners (Bat For Lashes and Animal Collective) although, again, I don't think Newsom nor BfL were booked for their gender (in fact I know Newsom was demanded by a lot of fans AND I spoke to Simon the year before she played and he told me he was hoping to book her...). The year before that was two all-male bands and a solo male... & so on. Point is, complaints of quota-filling are unfounded. We're in a moment that is rich with female-fronted indie music, and in which there are conscious moves to open the field up to those that aren't men. As such, there's an abundance of popular female artists at the moment but, perhaps, few are of "headline" size yet. I really enjoyed Feist and thought St V was ok, too. Beyond them, there's a number of female acts that will be vying for headline / high spots in the coming years: Courtney Barnett, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Waxahatchee, Jenny Lewis and so on... Then there's Snail Mail, Haley Heynderickx, Julie Byrne, Torres, Soccer Mommy, Big Thief who've played in recent years and will continue to grow in reputation... And then, of course, heavyweights like Bjork and Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey who are arguably too big for the festival.
  6. WM Hall

    3 things you would change

    aye the Tipi should be opened up on the side (perhaps that jeopardises the integrity of the "tipi" name but it'd help with the queuing problems
  7. WM Hall

    2019 Predictions

    Bloc Party would never happen in a million years. Courtney Barnett or Sharon Van Etten headliner isn't a bad shout though. Mercury Rev, if still playing, is a very very good shout...
  8. WM Hall

    2018 - Your Thoughts

    you're allowed to be rude about posh people. in fact it should be encouraged
  9. WM Hall

    2018 - Your Thoughts

    I was happily able to stay up gone midnight but struggled to concentrate on live performances. I just wanted to go to the disco / forest after a hard day's work watching my fave bands!
  10. WM Hall

    2019 Predictions

    still just shite cock rock though ain't it
  11. WM Hall

    2019 Predictions

    my main request for next year is that we have less of the novelty cock-rock bands like Fat White Family, Shame and IDLES... The weird combo of distortion, hyper-masculinity, and pseudo-leftist politics only attracts really irritating greasy 19 year olds.
  12. WM Hall

    2019 Predictions

    I like how at this point you just began to scroll through your iPod in alphabetical order
  13. WM Hall

    2018 - Your Thoughts

    What do you mean here?
  14. WM Hall

    2019 Predictions

    Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy is surely nailed on for an appearance in the next couple years My 2020 prediction is that Ezra Furman will headline
  15. WM Hall

    2018 - Your Thoughts

    I don't get why everyone is fussing about children / parenting on here. The only people I have a problem with is greasy Mac Demarco teenagers being drunkenly obnoxious and middle-aged men chatting during gigs
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