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  1. 3 hours ago, Chad888 said:

    Its an expression. 

    Potential Spotify downloaders doesn't have the same ring to it.

    Inhaler got a number 1 album despite selling 30% of the average number 1 album sales in 2016.

    Physical album sales are just 2% of what they were 20 years ago.

    The majority of people at Reading and Leeds this year that are legally drinking, since the day they were born have streamed music on to an iPod and have never possessed a physical CD.

    Clinging on to this notion is akin to people in the 90's talking about the most purchased cassette tape.

    Who's still using an iPod? 🤨

  2. 11 minutes ago, thewayiam said:

    How was it even possible to get day tickets for Arctic Monkeys? Ticketmaster being the only outlet made it so shit. Still is queues of 6k apparently when they were already sold.

    I found it less stressful the way it is now. Logged on at 9, sat in a queue with 16k ahead of me and 50 mins later I went through and bought them.

    No stressing, no hitting refresh or multiple devices, just sat in a queue and bought them when it was my turn.

  3. On 10/29/2021 at 10:51 PM, Andre91 said:

    I think The Killers would go down fantastically but they haven’t been back in what will be 15 years come 2023 so if they haven’t come back in that time, I don’t think they ever will. That’s a long gap between headliners and there can’t be many examples of headliners having such a long gap between appearances like that. Can anyone think of any? 

    Thought I had a cracker in The Cure but turns out they weren’t headliners in 1979. It was 33 until the next time they played the festival though returning to headline in 2012.

  4. From what I've seen announced Kasabian are headlining everything they've been announced for next summer, I may be wrong, so I think they'd still be a headliner even if the festival went back to just the three headliners.

    These academy gigs seem to me to just be a test the water type run of shows and I think they'll be back to arenas when a new album comes along.

  5. I think the Muse IOW appearance is more just down to something to tick off the list. Traditionally it was a hugely important festival and it's one of the few they haven't done so why not?

    Won't be a popular comment in this thread but at the time when they were announced to play Download there was talk they were on the way down in popularity due to the booking yet the year after they headlined Glastonbury again.

    They are still one of the biggest draws in the UK and worldwide, there is no festival they are not headlining if they want to headline it.

  6. 13 hours ago, foolee said:

    Really intrigued to find out where BMTH, Royal Blood, RATM, Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica end up as I’m expecting UK dates for all of them but only R&L and BST are left. Download could probably put 2 weekends on next year. 

    Last time I was in the Download thread the talk was they were doing their own UK stadium show next year, not seen anything to support it but just relaying what was written.

  7. 46 minutes ago, VCK said:

    Thought I'd have a go, but I'm at the age where I'm very much out of touch with what's popular with the kids...

    DAVE / Doja Cat / Dermot Kennedy / Becky Hill / MIST / 100 Gecs / The Amazons
    ROYAL BLOOD / IDLES / Lady Leshurr / Yonaka / Don Broco / Crystal Fighters / Spector

    ARCTIC MONKEYS / Courteeners / Olivia Rodrigo / Machine Gun Kelly / Pale Waves / Sundara Karma / Easy Life
    HALSEY / Fredo / The Kooks / Fever 333 / Ghetts / White Reaper / Basement

    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE / Run The Jewels / Fontaines D.C. / All Time Low / The Chats / JPEGMafia / Frank Turner
    LEWIS CAPALDI / Glass Animals / Hayley Kiyoko / Fickle Friends / Mahalia / The Sherlocks / Mae Muller

    Never normally the one to say “no” but I’ve had a pint or two, Machine Gun Kelly would never be that low down. Pretty sure his last album was massive worldwide, not my thing but I’d imagine there may even be an argument to say he could headline in the 6 headliner setup.

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  8. 37 minutes ago, andyrhodes24 said:

    £90 standing in London (£78 Manchester), £113 top price seat in London (£101 Manc). This is why I'm so grateful to have seen her at R&L and Big Weekend, especially when Big Weekend cost me £20 FV for the day!!


    35 minutes ago, jump said:

    That's just for top end tickets as there are cheaper ones too and it's not that uncommon as Blondie,Alanis Morissette, Tool etc are priced similar. Aerosmith take the piss, cheapest tix is £100 for the nose bleed seats and standing was something like £300.

    That is outrageous, for such a new artist as well.

    I thought she was pure pish when I saw her live as well but each their own.


  9. 8 minutes ago, andyrhodes24 said:

    Been thinking about this. With costs going way up and ticket prices staying virtually the same for a fair few years now pulling power will inevitably go down a bit.

    But if they're getting in early and pulling acts like Billie Eilish and Post Malone into 5th place Main Stage spots a year or two before they headline then it's brilliant. Obviously more acts will flop than headline but by this time next year Billie will have played about 15 UK gigs ever so if we've caught one of them at R&L before she exploded then it's an 'i was there' moment, especially when she charges about £90 bar a ticket at her headline gigs


    £90 for an arena gig?!?!?! You're kidding me on?

  10. 44 minutes ago, foolee said:

    I’d be happy with that. Just want some sort of UK show but hoping for a Saturday and something that isn’t clashing which is why I want them to announce it. I thought it was just a festival tour though so it would be strange if they played Wembley. 

    They've announced a run of festival shows so far but it wouldn't be uncommon for them to announce their own shows as well in select countries that they aren't playing festivals in.

    As I said though, I've not seen anything to suggest they are doing Wembley but it's what's written in there and it's not out of the realms of possibility that that may be the case.

    Personally I think it could happen. I've not been on the Glasto thread for awhile but wouldn't surprise me to see them pop up there as a non main stage headliner/secret set due to the festivals celebration and Lar's love for it and then they do their own show around it.

  11. 44 minutes ago, foolee said:

    The longer Metallica don’t announce a June/July UK date the more it becomes a possibility of them playing R&L. Obviously won’t happen but I actually think this would be a decent set and a good mix for pretty much everyone and R&L can save some money on the MSW headliners without having to worry about selling tickets. 

    Fri: Metallica/Doja Cat

    Sat: Dave/Royal Blood

    Sun: Rage Against the Machine/Courteeners

    I thought Metallica were a shoe in but reading the Download boards yesterday a few people there have said there's heavy rumours they are doing their own Wembley show next year. I've not seen anything about that myself anywhere else but there though.

  12. On 9/4/2021 at 12:27 AM, Benj said:

    Cinnamon will be forgotten ala Jake Bugg within 2 years. 

    he’s got no where to go with that sound

    Gerry is too popular to go the way of Jake Bugg, the worst he will do is be a Courteeners type and have a huge following outside of London.

    He's sold out Hampden Park on his name alone next year and was previously selling out every tour he put on for the past 2/3 years and I would say that was before the mainstream really knew who he was, if the mainstream press even do now. 2 of those tours he sold out were arena's mainly. 

  13. 50 minutes ago, andyrhodes24 said:

    He might well be the biggest artist in the country right now, but as I said, personally I don't know anything about him or his songs and I won't be the only one which is ultimately making me ask the question. Yeah we'll be the minority but there'll still be people that, like me, will feel underwhelmed if MSE is headlined by someone you can't name one song by. If he's relevant enough to appeal to the audience that turned up this year then happy days, they'll have a belting time.

    I'll go back to my original question since it's been avoided so far - does he have 21 moderately well known song to keep people entertained for the duration because I genuinely don't know. I'm not having a dig at his headline credentials there, I'm just interested to know.

    Yes, he’s had two number one albums and features on multiple other well known single releases.

    You should prepare yourself to be underwhelmed as he’s going to be headlining MSE and the crowd and press will lap it up and it will be touted as a defining moment.

  14. 39 minutes ago, andyrhodes24 said:

    I’d have to agree with this. I’m the bang opposite of Dave’s core audience but, unlike Post Malone, Stormzy etc, I couldn’t name you one Dave song. He’d get a massive crowd though based on this year.


    So, if as you say, he’d get a massive crowd then why don’t you think he could headline?

    I’m the same as you and not the target audience but you’ve just said he would get a huge crowd so why don’t you agree he could headline? 

  15. 2 minutes ago, Paulmcm1998 said:

    I just can't see Dave closing a night he is an incredibly talented artist but I just don't think he has those feel good hit songs you'd want to end a night on that's my take. I've seen him live and although he's very talented I just felt a bit bored by his performance

    I disagree.

    I’m an oldie fogie in my thirties and he doesn’t excite me but objectively he’s the “in” thing and he could easily headline and the crowd at the festival would eat up a headline set by him, even as a Sunday night close the entire festival vibe he would smash it.

  16. 49 minutes ago, WStoner said:

    Kind of sad the only headliners being suggested here are exclusively male, and almost exclusively white, with the exception of the Weeknd.  Have a bit more imagination guys.  Just because Melvin Benn's a dried up, boring, old Tory doesn't mean the bands that play his festivals have to be.  

    What are you talking about?

    Dua Lipa, Halsey, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Paramore, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Dave have all been mentioned heavily as headliners in here.

    Don’t come on here making sweeping statements that are wholly false acting like a white knight.

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