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Acid_Haze

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    Lizzo

    She's headlined festivals in America this year, she'll easily sub Glasto
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    Lizzo

    If sampling Yellow by Coldplay in her new album doesn't nail her on for Glastonbury next year I don't know what will
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    Sam Fender

    Think Sam Fender's popularity at the moment is better compared with maybe Ed Sheeran's circa 2014 after he had 2 albums out. Both singer songwriter types and Sam Fender strays a little more into indie/alternative/War on Drugs territory and Ed Sheeran more pop/saccharine X factor ballad territory. Sam Fender has a similar reaction at the moment to how people were reacting to Ed Sheeran back in 2014, when he suddenly went from playing mid-sized venues to playing arenas and stadiums in the space of about a year. It all depends on the next album of course but I think he's different to an act like Royal Blood and has more of an appeal because he's got a certain kind of heart behind him that people connect with, like some people would have said for Ed Sheeran back in the day.
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    2023 Headliners

    I caught a bit of Megans and it was noticeably pretty small so can imagine PSB's was probably the biggest.
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    2023 Headliners

    They might have had a bigger crowd than Kendrick had early in his set!
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    2023 Headliners

    Yes, when he started he had half the field, and when he finished the field was full. Billie had about 3 quarters full for the whole set, probably because Sam Fender had a much bigger crowd than Lorde.
  7. Would this not make more sense? Prodigy against Swift SZA against AM 1975 against Elton?
  8. I'd say the order of ~bigness~ goes roughly like this. Pyramid headline Pyramid sub Other headline Pyramid 3rd down Other sub Pyramid 4th down West Holts headliner/John peel headliner Other 3rd down Pyramid 5th/Other 4th down Park headliner
  9. Close shot but would say Pyramid sub gets slightly bigger acts. Usually when acts are at the height of their success but not headliner-level they sub Pyramid, then when they play again with a better show but less success it's Other headline.
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    2023 Headliners

    I think the thing is that they've headlined other festivals, slightly smaller than glastonbury. They're similar to Arcade Fire for example, who weren't quite big enough after The Suburbs, however still headlined a load of other festivals. After Reflektor they were just about big enough, and the album wasn't massive but it was big enough to propel them to headline a festival like glastonbury. I think they could do it, they just need 1 more album to make them a relevant band again. Doesn't even need to be massive, just not a flop.
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    2023 Headliners

    I don't think the 1975 headlining is outside the realms of possibility. They are at that stage where they're just 1 album away from headlining. They headlined R&L back in 2018. Since then they have gone a bit down in popularity, but can see another big album bringing them back into the spotlight again.
  12. 1. Kendrick Lamar 2. Little Simz 3. Turnstile
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    2023 Headliners

    Some of the biggest names in grime came out of a homegrown British music scene.
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    2023 Headliners

    What even does "quality of musicians" mean? Bands you used to like and haven't moved on from?
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    2023 Headliners

    It's not even like guitar music is dead. This year we had Sam Fender, Noel Gallagher, Paul Mccartney, Robert Plant, Wolf Alice, Haim, Elbow, Foals, Idles, Supergrass, Fontaines D.C., First Aid Kit, Metronomy, Declan McKenna, Blossoms, Skunk Anansie, The Libertines, Primal Scream, Jamie T, The Jesus and Mary Chain all taking up big spots on the main stages to name a few. These are all some of the most popular guitar-based acts at the moment. Plenty to see for someone who's into that kind of thing.
  16. Fontaines were sloppy, you're right. It was more to do with Grian singing out of time to the music more than anything. Totally forgiven though because it just suits the punk vibe and they put so much passion into the set it was worth it. I think over the last 20 years or so I've noticed standards for musicians live have really gone up, think it's the rise of everything being recorded online, and market saturation. I reckon if Fontaines were as sloppy as they were 20 or so years ago people wouldn't have cared.
  17. If you could pick one performance as your top one of the weekend, what would it be? I'll start: Kendrick Lamar Thinking if everyone posts theirs I'll tally them all up after about a week.
  18. Wow couldn't disagree more. I wasn't even near the front but I thought she and the band put on an amazing show and the sound was top! Can agree with the crowd not being great but overall she was one of my highlights.
  19. Agree - libertines sounded a bit tired, but I think most people were expecting it and still didn't care
  20. Wet Leg, and it wasn't their fault. Way too quiet for everyone except the people at the front.
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    2023 Headliners

    The 1975, Elton John, Taylor Swift
  22. Shall we use this thread to talk about which acts got particularly sizeable crowds? Going to list the daytime acts and headliners on each stage that my group of friends thought potentially had the biggest crowd. Pyramid: Headliner - Paul McCartney, though honorable mention to Kendrick who started with half a field, and finished with the entire field packed out. Daytime - Diana Ross, the crowds were spilling out of the main field. Sam Fender an honorable mention though. Other: Headliner - Foals, though nobody in my group of friends saw Pet Shop Boys, and Megan unfortunately had a noticeably small crowd. Daytime - The Libertines, though it did start to thin out in the last half of the set. Honorable mention to Years & Years who definitely pulled a bigger crowd than Lorde on Pyramid. Olivia Rodrigo's wasn't as big as expected! West Holts: Headliner - Little Simz, Bicep's crowd wasn't as big as expected. Daytime - TLC, no question. Not sure about any others that came close. John Peel: Headliner - Charli XCX, as expected. Honorable mention to Primal Scream who came close. Daytime - George Ezra, the traffic between John Peel for him and Pyramid for Diana Ross was quite something. Honorable mentions to both Sigrid and Phoebe Bridgers on the Friday who packed the tent full, and Self Esteem on Saturday. Park Headliner - difficult to say between Four Tet and Jessie Ware, definitely wasn't Courtney Barnett. Daytime - Wet Leg, I don't think anyone really came close. This is just based on discussions with the group I went with. Interested to know what others think! Especially for daytime acts on West Holts and Park.
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    Kendrick Lamar

    Thinking: United in Grief N95 Silent Hill Die Hard Count me Out Father Time Rich Spirit Maybe the Heart Part 5
  24. Poor old Rufus will get a tiny crowd up against Wet Leg. Same for Greentea Peng on West Holts too. Also I think you're all wrong about Kendrick, he won't get the biggest crowd but it won't be noticeably small at all.
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