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    No indoor stages?

    It would be a great choice to have as I'd certainly defer if it could roll over. As an international visitor likely only going to one Glasto in my life if they announced it's reduced version it'll be a tough choice for my group between throwing our tickets back and hoping we luck out again in 2022 vs attending a reduced festival of some nature.
  2. Have not rebooked. They gave me a travel voucher (British Airways) I haven’t checked when I have to use it by but Glasto dates are literally triple what I paid and what the voucher is for. Also I don’t have enough confidence Glastonbury is happening but even if it was I’m pretty confident the airfare will go down by a lot before next June.
  3. What if the hole is there (now both years) because one or two of them are planned surprise guests with McCartney?
  4. It's interesting to speculate how a contact and trace app and/or self-quarantine would work for international attendees. It feels to me like the automatic answer is "it wouldn't" and therefore this would be (sadly, ironically) a very fitting post-Brexit festival season where no non-UK visitors were allowed. Of course the issue is it also wouldn't work for the actual artists and their teams, many of whom are coming from other countries. So maybe not the same rules for them?
  5. Reading this thread I've thought it very unlikely that Aerosmith would keep up as an afternoon guest under some of the headliners being mentioned. This year they'd have been playing under Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney, 1 act a literal living legend and the other who sells out stadiums. Kendrick as well is very special in the USA as being a sorta of musical leader of a cultural movement and moment (even before this current moment that was true). Even as a surprise set, I don't see them having the same comfort doing this under a trio of headliners that's more, let's say, "standard." So ye
  6. If that’s true and assuming there’s no vaccine and virus isn’t gone by Glastonbury 2021 do you think Glastonbury happens trying to follow these rules or it doesn’t happen for the 2nd year in a row?
  7. I agree with all of this except I do love that album. She’s certainly big enough to headline. I think she’s BBC friendly. I agree that having 1 album is a detriment, and unlike Stormzy, the other 1 album headliner, she’s not British and not representing a moment in British music/culture. I think the disadvantages listed above are counter-weighed by the uniqueness of losing 2 headliners to the corona-cancel And I believe Emily really wanting at *least* one female fronted headliner if not 2 going forward and Eilish may be the best, if not only, of the festival headline worthy choices available f
  8. I’m in NYC so it’s not like there’s Trump supporters not wearing masks with rifles or something, it’s just lots of different people with different priorities trying to (mostly) follow these directives as best they can (and often failing because there’s so many of us), but there’s still a tension to that. For an example of the tension I am concerned about Glastonbury having If it goes forward with impossible-to-follow concepts like masks (constant eating and drinking) and social distancing (not feasible or natural considering the pop density of a festival) - for an example of that look no furth
  9. You are correct, I’ve never been to Glastonbury. For me, the tension is from the sort of impossibility of all of it. To take your example, if Glastonbury said “please/you must wear face masks’... how does that work if people are drinking and eating all the time? That’s what I mean by impossible. Like the request just isn’t possible realistically, and personally I feel tense when witnessing that, to me it creates tension. And, honestly, the tension in my head is seeing lots of people drinking and eating without masks and not social distancing and Knowing there are other people thinking “t
  10. As someone that will likely only do one Glastonbury in my lifetime because of the expense (and the difficulty of organizing a group to go with me out of country my age), my biggest concern in regards to this is a Glastonbury demanding facemasks and social distancing. I live in NYC and it’s just unpleasant to be outside for me between the tension between mask wearers and non-mask wearers and the impossibility of social distancing in a city as population dense as NYC and the people who are trying (and failing) to social distance and are stressed about it and the people who don’t care or no
  11. British Airways just sent me the email that my Glastonbury flight dates count for a voucher. I just wanted to change my dates with no fees, but they were making me call for that so I just took the voucher. Like you I wanted to just roll over the flight dates to the new dates, but I also didn't want to be on hold with British Airways for an hour to do it so I will report back how the voucher works out (which they said takes up to 6 days). After I bought my (discount) ticket I paid for checked bags and seat selection and I'm concerned the voucher won't include those charges and I'll have to
  12. The only consistent theme I find in the last decade of headliners is not a fealty to a music type but a sorta booking ideology of: Slot 1 - early career or a booking unusual for a Glastonbury headliner Slot 2 - mid-career act Slot 3 - late career act If there's a divergence in this pattern the last decade it's often in slots 2 & 3 not slot 1 (like I'd put Muse/Coldplay & Radiohead/Foo Fighters as both being kinda the same career-wise, but both years had what i'd call an early career act in addition). With this in mind if Kendrick drops out I'd expect another early c
  13. This has become unfortunately politicized with "herd immunity" on the right and "lockdown" on the left but yeah, what many of the lockdown people aren't mentioning is lockdown only works to "flatten the curve" if you keep the lockdown going indefinitely until we have a vaccine which means 8-16 months. What China did is containment, basically, which Europe and the USA have not attempted at all and I'm not sure how you get that back in the bottle in places like ours where you let it go wild already. Also, containment countries are still at risk as it hasn't worked it's way through yet. Cont
  14. Good to know thank you. I certainly hope that changes.
  15. Agreed. We have a tipi and will roll that over whenever Glastonbury festival gives us the chance. I have a flight which is still charging change fees in my date range, but as soon as it's not I will try to change it to the same dates next year. I'm trying to keep this trip as pre-paid as possible, as I've no clue my financial situation this time next year but I'm 100% going regardless so the more pre-paid now the better!
  16. They just emailed. They will rollover ("same spot on the same terms" - their words) if I like or offer a refund minus their 2.5% payment processor fee. We are choosing to rollover. 🙂
  17. I wrote them with "we're all good to roll this over to next year if you are!" and no response so far. But I'm not too concerned as they're festival regulars.
  18. My airline (British Airways) is currently offering no change fees/cancels up until May 30th. Assuming that will be extended to include my flight dates soon enough and I'll change it to next year if I can. Tried to change my hotels on either end but looks like I may need to wait a bit longer for June 2021 dates to become available. Assuming/hoping we will hear we can roll over our tipi reservation with no issues... Everyone in my group is on board to keep this together for 2021 so I guess this is the best result of a horrible situation.
  19. My heart felt like it sank this morning, like physically I felt it, when I saw that tweet about worker deposits getting refunded. My partner and I are the midst of trying to decide whether to flee New York City, which is about to go into lockdown and we fear will be quarantined soon after. In the midst of all this, here i am checking this forum and Twitter... I know I’m certainly not the only heart-broken person here... Wishing the best for you all. And I hope to see you all at the e-fests meet next year. 🙂
  20. i wish i could pick one.... here's a TOP 5!!!
  21. This is an inflammatory thread and I wish it would be locked. You can easily ask this question on the doomsday preppers thread, I mean the coronavirus thread. But I'll give my opinion anyways. I listen to governments. If the UK government allows the festival at the end of June, then they feel it's the right thing to do and I agree and I'll be there. Listening to people on twitter for your science and health advice helps no one.
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    The poster 2020

    I'm trying to keep my comment down the middle, especially since I like the lineup. In terms of Mr. Gallagher, I'm empathetic that if your favorite band is Oasis this lineup may not be the best "Glastonbury 50th" lineup in your head, and I do think the priority of gender balance is a part of that. You make something a priority that obviously makes something else less of a priority. I don't want to insult anyone or any artist or anyone's taste in music I just think that's a very relevant part of this lineup poster.
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    The poster 2020

    This is my first time at Glastonbury and I'm just looking for 1-3 big acts to see each day and I'm more than happy with this lineup. Though I'll likely spend tons of time watching acts not even announced yet at Williams Green... In terms of the 50th and disappointment... it looks to me like the lineup had 2 priorities, gender balance and a sense of history for the 50th. I think this poster knocks it out of the park for both goals, while maybe neglecting some other goals that could lead to some disappointment. In terms of gender balance, for me Glastonbury did a much better job than
  24. Train tickets for the festival dates from London went on sale today at gwr.com (I'm buying from my Coach location in Bath). I've been very bullish on being optimistic the festival is happening, keeping my group of fellow international travelers optimistic and pumped, mostly avoiding "that coronavirus thread" of doomsday preppers.... But the news of the gov announcement coming Monday has shaken me up for the first time. I'm not jumping to buy those non-refundable train tickets just yet. I'll wait for a statement from the festival after the government statement before committing... an
  25. A lot of the rock acts that are missing that I liked from @Brave Sir Robin’s playlist I am expecting on William’s Green. Looking at last year’s Clashfinder the Williams Green acts were great, and I don’t think many, if any, were on the First poster. Acts I’m thinking missing that will be on Williams Green are Murder Capital, Warmduscher, Black Country New Road, & Dry Cleaning.
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