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  1. Fair point, which kind of rules them out even more. After going to at least 14 Glastonbury's over the years my group failed to get tickets this years which I'm pretty philosophical about - however this would certainly change if Led Zeppelin announced they were reforming to play.
  2. Was hoping they would this year and, if memory serves me correctly, there was a small gap in the tour schedule to do it, but think the money still wasn't there for them. I reckon they'll play eventually, likely when they next embark on another tour which I could imagine could be 2021 or 2022. Unfortunately, maybe this years special 50th anniversary treat is Macca and his shot voice banging out "Let It Be"
  3. Led Zeppelin could pull it off due to the style of the music and they have all been musically active in terms of touring - although Robert Plant would likely have to adapt his vocal style to accommodate age vocal cords. Abba - The very essence a pop songs, just cannot see that translating to the current day and how they look, it really would be like watching your Grandparents reliving their youth. Anyway, that certainly isn't ever going to happen so mute point really.
  4. Just don't think it's happening. They are destined for another Glastonbury Festival. I think as it the 50th Anniversary people are hoping for something special but ultimately, in the main, the line up will be dictated by whose touring at the time. The 40th Anniversary there was an expectation of something special but it was a pretty standard line up , the only difference was a lot of the acts had special guest stars join them which, at the time, was not so common. Example, Scissor Sisters had Kylie join them.
  5. Never believed Fleetwood Mac were even a contender for Glastonbury 2020 - they are not on tour next year and it would be very unusual for a band of their stature to get together for a one off. Also Christine Mcvie has also said one of the reasons they haven't played previously was logistics of touring schedule and they just go where the management tell them - can't see them getting the whole crew together for a one off. Queen - not a Glastonbury headline act at all, especially a Saturday night one, so can't see that happening. Elton John - undecided on this one as Macca seems to be very much in the frame and I would imagine he'd be a Sunday night headline closer. I thought, if he didn't insist on being a main headliner, EJ he might do the Legend spot but that's now ruled out. Not sure I see Elton John being a Friday or Saturday night headliner and Glastonbury would need to be mindful in their curation that having both Macca and Elton John being main stage headliners would make Glasto seem a bit like a BBC Radio 2 concert in Hyde Park rather than a relevant music Festival. I have my doubts, think it's a shame he isn't the Legend act but maybe we'll see EJ in 2021 as wouldn't surprise me if he extends his Farewell Tour dates into 2021 which would then make that a possibility? Led Zeppelin - would be great and I reckon they would keep this one under their hat as it would be such a huge thing but I'm thinking it's wishful thinking and likely not ever going to happen. Most of these "rumoured acts" originate from lazy journalists who just pick random big name acts from the past and try to suggest they might play - for Christ sake one "rumoured act" from an article was Abba - not only will that never happen but who would want to witness that, it's 40 years since 1980 so would just be weird.
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    Unique IPs on T day

    Yep, I once got in on some crappy Netbook (remember them) on a B&B's ropey Wi-Fi where they gave you a Powerline adapter if "we want Wi-Fi in our room". End of the day, there will always likely be an element of workarounds to give you an advantage which, if we were aware of, we would take advantage of but the majority of sales seems to just be luck that you refresh and hit a vacant session in the same split second. Unless people are cleaning up a large percentage of tickets through "questionable" means (which I doubt) the whole process is likely as fair as it ever can be.
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    Unique IPs on T day

    Reading this thread with some interest. My group totally failed to get tickets this year despite always being lucky on previous sales but one of our groups friends managed to bag 16 tickets in total from the same computer which they put down to having set up their server which, and this is the bit I have no idea what the relevance is, sat on the Dark web. I know it's a bit hearsay and I have a friend of a friend story but, end of the day, they bagged three ticket buying sessions where as we saw diddly squat. Same token, work colleague got 4 tickets at the very end of sale through, like most of us, perseverance and luck.
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    Ticket Sale Date

    Maybe, but arguably the quantity of people buying coach tickets won't increase due to priority booking at WV as these tickets will sell out just as quickly as ever with or without this incentive, it's not like they are struggling to sell the coach tickets.
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    Ticket Sale Date

    It was a question so feel free to provide an an answer / opinion. Point being the WV priority booking for coach packages is justified as part of Glasto's environmental drive and at face value you may accept that - however I'm not convinced it really does have any significant impact apart from adding a further complication / tiering of ticket buying. I would just keep it as a equal chance for any ticket holder to purchase WV accomodation no matter the ticket they hold, but then again I'm obviously biased as I'll be at a disadvantage.
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    Ticket Sale Date

    Personally, and I say this as a someone who drives to Glastonbury but is unable to get to the site until late Thursday, I really don't like the Worthy View priority booking for coach ticket holders. It's yet another restriction on an already fraught process of getting tickets and then WV accommodation. On the face of it I get the environmental aspect, although does it really have an impact as coach tickets sell out instantly anyway? Even if you increased the amount of coach tickets they would still shift them so does the the WV incentive really have any impact environmentally? For myself, I can't get to Glastonbury until late on Thursday, due to family and work commitments, so WV was ideal as finding a general camping pitch late on Thursday is challenging to say the least. Unless they are going to greatly increase WV capacity then I think it should still be an open booking system giving everyone an equal chance of getting a WV tent. I guess one thing to consider is the cumulative cost of buying a coach ticket package and then WV accommodation on top of that really does start getting extremely costly. Just my opinion and appreciate it comes from a biased view point.
  11. Personally, and I say this as a someone who drives to Glastonbury but is unable to get to the site until late Thursday, I really don't like the Worthy View priority booking for coach ticket holders. It's yet another restriction on an already fraught process of getting tickets and then WV accomodation On the face of it I get the environmental aspect but if you can't get to Glastonbury until late on Thursday, due to family and work commitments, then WV was ideal as finding a general camping pitch late on Thursday is challenging to say the least. Unless they are going to greatly increase WV capacity then I think it should still be an open booking system giving everyone an equal chance of getting a WV tent. Just my opinion and appreciate it comes from a biased view point.
  12. Pre Super Fence the whole jumping the fence basically got out of hand. Back in the day Michael Eavis was relatively relaxed about it figuring, once all the tickets were sold to basically to cover the costs, then those who couldn't afford to pay could come over/under the fence. However back in the mid 90's, when I was on a relatively low pay scale, I still always paid for my ticket as I could actually afford it. The people who contributed to the change of shift were the people (a lot of the clients I worked with) who even back then were on £30K-£80K+ salaries who felt it was a rite of passage to jump the fence - they thought it was hysterical that I would even consider paying for a ticket. Eventually so many people were jumping the fence, combined with the rather violent marauding gangs patrolling the outside of the perimeter and robbing people, something had to give. I distinctly remember the Festival before the Super Fence went up that so many people had got in without a ticket (I'm sure it was an additional 50,000+ but my memory might be wrong) the site felt ridiculously over capacity - no space for tents, just a real squeeze everywhere, tent crime was through the roof and a generally edgy atmosphere. I think after that particular Festival they took a year out to consider the issues and bought in Vince Powers of Mean Fiddler to get the Festival back on track and prevent it loosing its licence.
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    Food

    Leon (not the chain) Vegetarian food stall at West Holts.
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    The Cure

    Really was one of the great performances I have seen in the 24 odd years I have been going to Glasto . Robert Smith's voice, the quality of the band, the sound mix, the understatement of the set (no Chris Martin / other random guests popping up) all converged to make this a worthy contender for the best Glasto performance of 2019 Amazed that the Guardian gave The Cure 4 out of 5 but Kylie got a full 5 out of 5 (it was fun and kitsch but still not what I think of as a Legend spot artist). Also, although I wasn't there so cannot comment on the atmosphere, which I'm sure was great but, for my money, The Killers performance was extremely frenetic and vocally rather shouty but hey, many people loved it so not going to dismiss that.
  15. I recall some hold ups on the A303 in the past but the last 2 or 3 Glasto's been clear runs. Really six of one, half a dozen the other between taking M4 / A303. Our Sat Nav gets live traffic and routes accordingly and always routes us to avoid the Stonehenge leg of it (drive the route relatively regularly) where Glastonbury or not there are always tailbacks.
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