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  1. On 6/28/2022 at 9:45 PM, fraybentos1 said:

    Doubt he will headline glasto but main reason his trnsmt hasn’t sold like hot cakes is cause he hasn’t released anything new even a single since last time. Doesn’t seem much buzz about him currently, as opposed to 2019 when he was everywhere 

    Friday day tickets went long ago even though Nutini has released nothing for 7 years until a few weeks ago (granted that’s a stronger day with Fender on the bill). It’s not a conclusive reason not to but unless there’s a dramatic turnaround he’d be way way down the list. 

  2. 2 hours ago, willgooneday said:

    Because it's a festival that is representing my country on an international stage and doing a bad job of it.

    I was already convinced this was a wind up. This just confirms it. Stop falling for it people.

  3. 27 minutes ago, willgooneday said:

    The festival has been touted for generations as the greatest rock festival in the country, in the past few years it's decided to become an out and out pop festival. That's fine, but don't pretend it's not going to stop a lot of people going - a lot of older folk used to post here about how great it was that Glastonbury line-ups catered to old and young - if you stop booking guitar bands from the 90s/00s in premium slots and have the likes of a Harry Styles / Taylor Swift / Dave trio as headline the festival is setting it's stall out for years to come. If it goes with something like Arctic Monkeys / Fleetwood Mac / Taylor Swift it's going to be somewhat closer to it's roots. 

    I get it'll never be Coldplay / Radiohead / Blur type bands in one year again (as much as I'd love it) but the festival does need to be careful in finding a balance. 

    It’s never been a rock festival 

  4. 1 hour ago, henry bear said:

    Elbow are one of those acts that the prospect of seeing doesn’t exactly thrill me, but once they get going I tend to enjoy (see also Manics etc). We couldn’t be arsed moving on Sunday so stayed for them and thought it a great set. 

    Same here. I opted for them over Jack White because I was heading to Lonely Hearts Club for Gabriels after and couldn’t be arsed trekking. Really enjoyed Elbow, surprised me a bit. 

  5. 18 minutes ago, adequate8 said:

    Yeh why was his mic so quiet for so long?! And then when we basically screamed them to stop and sort it, it still wasn’t loud enough 

    I really felt for them. They were late IIRC and then needed the audience to help fix the sound. Shame.

  6. 47 minutes ago, NorthernSoul52 said:

    Absolutely, aye. Think if he is going to do it, 2024 will be the time. I'm anticipating a Wrecking Ball-era run for this tour, even without a proper album behind it:

    Spring 2023: US Arenas
    Summer 2023: EU Stadiums
    Autumn 2023: US Stadiums
    Winter/Spring 2024: AU/NZ
    Summer 2024: EU Stadiums/Festivals

    (And yes, they would be summer/autumn shows in Australia and New Zealand, but I digress.

    And that had crossed my mind too - Ezra feels like he might be gone over the hill by then.

    Fingers crossed. Can’t see him doing too many more massive tours (though McCartney shows it’s possible) so a couple of chances to see him would be very welcome. He’s definitely got a legendary Pyramid set in him too, if he wants it.


    (Springsteen, not Ezra 😉)

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  7. I don’t agree with the generalisations about the Dance music crowd at all.

    I do think it’s a fair point about it being too predominant though. It doesn’t even have to be live stuff but there could be more decent sized venues playing the kind of stuff they have in Williams Green, Stonebridge etc. More rock, soul, funk, pop etc.


    RSVP (really fun Bhangra act on Avalon Cafe)


    Hobo Jones and the Junkyard dogs

    Confidence Man


    Plant and Krauss

    Sam Fender


    Blawan B2B Lucy



    Brass Against

    Sofia Kourtesis 



    Noel Gallagher

    Paul McCartney 




    Diana Ross


    Cut Capers

    Pet Shop Boys


  9. 13 minutes ago, willgooneday said:

    What about Lewis Capaldi, his album is rumoured to be out later this year and headliners would have possibly first been booked in 2019? 

    Can’t see it. His day at TRNSMT is the lowest seller of the three and that’s on homeish turf. Make a great sub.

  10. 18 minutes ago, NorthernSoul52 said:

    Absolutely. This 27-song, two-hour-and-forty-minute romp at Lisbon for their Rock in Rio stint in 2016 might well be as close to a greatest hits run as you could get without playing Born to Run or Born in the U.S.A. in full:

    No Surrender
    My Love Will Not Let You Down
    Cover Me
    Darkness on the Edge of Town
    Hungry Heart
    The Promised Land
    Out in the Street
    Downbound Train
    I'm on Fire
    Atlantic City
    Darlington County
    Working on the Highway
    Johnny 99
    The River
    Because the Night
    Spirit in the Night
    Lonesome Day
    The Rising
    Thunder Road

    Born in the U.S.A.
    Born to Run
    Glory Days
    Dancing in the Dark
    Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
    Twist and Shout

    This Hard Land

    There's a clutch of deeper cuts to non-Springsteen fans there, but not many!

    Yeah something like that! Work in Streets of Philadelphia somewhere and you’d have a worldie.

    Looking at his tour dates I don’t think it’s him though.

  11. 1 minute ago, The Nal said:

    100% in agreement but maybe being here this time he may realise that a greatest hits set is needed. 

    Which would be incredible. 

    He’s done festivals since and made a much better fist of it IIRC

  12. 18 minutes ago, The Nal said:

    Getting home at night up that hill......


    Yeah there is that 😆 If I’m on the coach again, or a flight/coach/bus combo as I did this year, the idea of travelling light/not having to pack up early Sunday is pretty alluring

  13. 1 minute ago, PassingCloud said:

    Superb! Up there with when I watched Bowie in 2000.

    I hope the whole set is on BBC. Going to get it running though the hi-fi later. 

    (as an aside - anyway of recording any of the Glastonbury stuff if you don’t have a video or whatever they’re called today? I have a laptop). 

    Search for the get_Iplayer app. A thing of absolute wonder.

  14. 12 hours ago, catavento said:

    I was wondering if the attention span thing came into it too. People sack it off halfway through because the headliner isn't playing the stuff they're bound to be saving for the last half hour.

    I forgave him everything (even Mr Kite, which I can't bear) apart from the inclusion of Fuh You. That's four minutes he could have been spending doing absolutely anything else. Another anecdote, anything.

    Same as you with both them songs actually 😆 Some US shows got We can work it out instead of Mr.Kite which I would infinitely have preferred

  15. Definitely not. I’m 45 now and the aches and tiredness are getting worse. However the last 3 times I’ve been I’ve had to take a Thursday Coach ticket and it’s actually been a revelation. Had to a of energy left Sunday evening. So Thursday arrival only for me, might even splash out on WV next time for extra convenience.

    This year was brilliant though, I’ll definitely be trying for next year

  16. 5 hours ago, jparx said:

    Yeah totally agree. The set built perfectly. And even if you hate all the solo and Wings stuff, it really only made up the first 45 mins or so, hardly half the set like people are saying. Unless we’re now saying stuff like Blackbird and Love Me Do is a back of shite, which would be an even worse take.

    There’s a weird trend now of people claiming a set is boring when they don’t play their biggest hits in the first 10 minutes. And especially with Macca, he’s been touring in this form for a long time and it doesn’t take much research to know roughly what he’s going to play.

    I think it’s modern attention spans or something. Yes there’s an art to judging a festival setlist and it needs to skew more towards crowd pleasers. However big acts aren’t just going to bin their entire setlist that’s been filling stadiums. He had Beatles stuff dotted throughout the first half along with stuff from very high selling Wings albums and the new stuff. Second half was all crowd pleasers along with special guests that have also headlined Glastonbury and sell out stadiums.

  17. It certainly seemed a bit busier in parts with the odd pinch point. I do think there was an element of unfamiliarity with the festival though. It’s always been very busy.

    Definitely some weird scheduling though. I guess the lack of festivals last two years has made it hard to judge some of the placements. That’s no excuse for not knowing the likes of TLC and Sugababes would get big crowds though. Hopefully next year will be better on that front.

  18. 37 minutes ago, jparx said:

    The first hour included Can’t Buy Me Love, Got to Get You Into My Life, Let Me Roll It, Getting Better, Maybe I’m Amazed, Just Seen a Face and Love Me Do, but sure, it was dull 😂 

    Let Me Roll It is an absolute tune. So is Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five.

    There were a couple of more recent tracks that could get in the sea but he played 2 tracks off Band on the Run which is a massive seller, and Let Em In which everyone seemed to know after it being on that advert. There was only 5 songs that could really be called obscure. The second half of the set is one for the ages. The emotion was quite something.

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