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  1. Johndenis

    Blue Dot Festival

    Totally ignorant of this festival but would consider coming from Scotland to the new order day. Will day tickets for the New order day be likely to be on sale? Is there decent accommodation nearby? Thanks!
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    2019 Headliners

    I only watched Radiohead out of the 3 headliners in 2017, but Stormzy, The Cure and The Killers would be poor verging on ridiculous for the best festival on the planet. The Cure are great and a band I would always enjoy seeing, but it does seem very random. (I accept that this idea of Glastonbury having enormous and very "relevant" headliners is a fairly recent development.)
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    TRNSMT Lineup 2019

    The headline bit is mental but they may well have approached Robyn to appear, if the line up is an embarrassing sausage fest (as appears likely).
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    TRNSMT Lineup 2019

    102 pages of trnsmt speculation, an incredible achievement. The line up is going to honk to high heaven. To be fair to DF they offered very tasteful line ups at Connect (in the first year anyway) and got their fingers burned, so I can understand why they will always look for the lowest common denominator.
  5. Johndenis

    TRNSMT Lineup 2019

    102 pages of trnsmt speculation, an incredible achievement. The line up is going to honk to high heaven. To be fair to DF they offered very tasteful line ups at Connect (in the first year anyway) and got their fingers burned, so I can understand why they will always look for the lowest common denominator.
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    TRNSMT Lineup 2019

    Is this because of the absence of the ABC? Swg3 isn't exactly the most convenient to get to.
  7. Johndenis

    Primavera Sound 2019

    I have missed a few years but "Mordor" (I wonder who first coined that term – it's amusing) seemed to be becoming its own separate event with fairly big white-guy rock acts back to back – off the top of my head I recall watching Blur, Nick Cave, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Radiohead, Pixies, QOTSA, Shadow Puppets, Black Keys, Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, LCD, The National. If Primavera is deliberately saying enough' s enough, and maybe trying to drop some of that "demographic", then that's fine by me, even if personally I would have liked to have seen Vampire Weekend, The Cure or New Order.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    A couple of obvious big names such as New Order wouldn't have hurt, but overall I think this line-up has plenty of quality and makes Mad Cool look like a lumbering dinosaur. I think there is some history with Smashing Pumpkins which ruled them out (I may be imagining that). Cardi B and Carly Rae are WTFs though.
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    2019 Headliners

    I am a fan but I think, when performing live, they can come up a wee bit short. Cornerstone is for example a beautiful song but the arrangement is in Coldplay territory. Still hoping for AM of course.
  10. Fairly surprised to see Mogwai involved. Great to see Camera Obscura returning. Rest of line up doesn't quite have the shock and awe I expected given the price tag.
  11. Johndenis

    New Order

    Shame this has been deleted as I would have been interested in reading it. I've read Hooky's Hacienda and JD books, and Barney's book, and Hooky's books are more entertaining in that they are effectively a collection of amusing or interesting anecdotes recounting incidents which Hooky probably either doesn't remember, or wasn't even present at. Barney seems a lot more sincere - mentioning that "a certain Mr Hacienda" was hardly ever even at the club - and I am inclined to believe him when he puts the blame with Hook. Following the fall out and his departure from the band, Hooky kept moaning about money. What happened was, I think, that New Order (Bernard and The Other 2) formed a new company and licensed the IP to it. The new company paid 5% of revenue to the old company as an IP royalty, and Hooky got a quarter of that. I did some back of a fag packet calculations and I think Hooky was maybe getting a bit of a raw deal on how that IP royalty was being calculated. I have no idea of New Order's revenues, but I got the impression that for every £1m New Order was getting paid, Hooky was maybe losing out on 5 to 10 grand. So maybe that's what the settlement corrected. You could argue that the ongoing tours and albums by Barney and co were/are making significant contributions to the continuing value of the IP. Of course Hooky is touring too. (Though I would say that I felt his shows have erred too much on the side of karaoke for my tastes - I wouldn't rush to see him again.)
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    Arenas end agreements with StubHub

    In the particular case of U2, Live Nation bought the rights to their concerts in 2008, so I expect pricing is set by Live Nation. I would question if U2 have any veto on prices whatsoever. The Joshua Tree tour last year seems to have been a contractual obligation. Given the heap of bad press U2 tends to attract, I'm surprised they seemed to get away with presenting it as "30 years of Joshua Tree" and not "Live Nation is obliging us to tour".
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    Pearl jam for Glastonbury

    Hello, it's my friend's 40th birthday next month and he is a really big Pearl Jam fan (has seen them 3 times this summer). Is there a particular present or rarity I could spend a few quid to get him? It would be great to get something signed but I don't know how possible that is. Do they tend to respond to fan mail and SAEs :-)
  14. http://www.theboatyweekender.com Is anybody seriously considering this? I admit I am morbidly fascinated, a bit like how you might look at a car crash, then be disappointed by yourself. Just can't see 2,000 people stumping up for it. By all accounts the Weezer cruises have been very good and featured great band line ups. https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2012/feb/06/weezer-cruise
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    Arenas end agreements with StubHub

    Thanks for the explanation @evilduck. i thought the Rolling Stones tried to adjust their prices to squeeze out touts, but ended up with 3/4 full stadiums in the US? It seems that, for some acts at least, the touts actually create artificial scarcity and drive up demand. Complicated.
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