My thoughts are that this line up is definitely a bit underwhelming at first glance. The top line is not particularly strong at all and bumping Bright Eyes up to Woods headliner is evidence that they struggled to get a couple headliners together. That being said, I rate Fleet Foxes quite highly. I think they're one of the better bands to come from the mid 00's indie/folk boom and they're very good live. I'm generally a fan of more experimental/out there music these days but I listened to Crack Up the other day for the first time in ages and still reckon its a great record. Robin Pecknold is a great songwriter and has an amazing voice.
I think maybe we were spoiled with the planned 2020 line up of Angel Olsen, Pixies, Big Thief and King Krule. I think this year's set of four is comparably sized to 2019.
Magnetic Fields and Perfume Genius (presumably both as Garden headliners) will be excellent. It's good to see black midi back and probably in a more prominent slot with album 3 in tow. It seems like this year EOTR are more committed to not rebooking stuff from the last few years and are branching out a bit. There's a ton on the line up I havent heard before.
The undercard is strong - Moor Mother, Deathcrash, Nala Sinephro, Sudan Archives, Anais Mitchell, Cassandra Jenkins, Steam Down, Circuit Des Yeux, Xenia Rubinos, Alabaser Deplume, Audiobooks, Modern Women, Cola and Bingo Fury are all acts that stick out on first look.
It's a shame there's no L'Rain, Tirzah, Amen Dunes, Arooj Aftab and Jenny Hval but maybe some of them will be added later. There seems to be lots of smaller acts on the bill so maybe we might get some bigger acts added later like the last few years. They normally add some good stuff later down the line - 2018 (White Denim, Iceage), 2019 (Kelly Lee Owens, KOKOKO!, Wand, Gazelle Twin, Kelly Moran). The second announcement for the original 2020 line up was very strong with Songhoy Blues, Makaya McCraven, Anna Meredith, Blanck Mass, Sorry, Keeley Forsyth, William Doyle, PVA, John, caroline among others.