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  1. 31 minutes ago, Tommy Dickfingers said:

    Despite the fact I’m 30 and have been going to Parklife on/off since the first one vowing to never go again each time I’ll probably be going for a day this year for same reason.

    Love 50 he’s got hit after hit. It’s hard to describe to people who weren’t around at the time how massive his first album was especially In Da Club. 

    Holy shit that’s 19 years old!!

  2. 3 minutes ago, chazwwe said:

    Just because papers aren't running with stories and rumours doens't mean that Glastonbury doesn't have anyone, just last week a bunch of websites were asking if Liams big scoop was that he was headlining Glastonbury. 

    Glastonbury and Coachella are very differnet festivals. I'm sure if Glastonbury were that in need they would ring up Coldplay. 

    Or Chris Martin can put together a supergroup, 2015-style

  3. 17 hours ago, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

    He'll be 80, two weeks before the festival

    Exactly. I don’t even care where his voice is now. He’s a Beatle, he’s a legend, his setlists are exactly what you want, please be there.

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  4. 19 hours ago, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

    In celebration of Macca absolutely 100% being confirmed today, I've been watching the Rick Rubin interview doc on Disney+, breaking down some of his songs. Fascinating stuff. If he and I are there in June, I'll be beyond excited 

    I’ve only recently tuned into just how much of an absolute ripsnorter ‘Let Me Roll It’ is. I really hope he’s there. Even he can’t go on too much longer.

  5. The longer he stays the better, he’s poison for them now.


    Only question is when they’ll ditch him. They all knew he was a bullshitter and a fraud and hitched their wagon to his Brexit train, so their hands are dirty as well, but they all supported the Poll Tax in public 32 years ago and had no qualms about ditching Thatcher.

  6. 8 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

    This'll happen regardless.  It won't be as bad as when they booked Kanye and suddenly Neil Lonsdale was in the news and Emily was getting death threats.

    Man, those were dark days. 

    I put it in as an acknowledged caveat but you’re right, it’s something they shouldn’t worry about too much. There will always be unhappy people whatever they do (and that applies to almost anything). It doesn’t necessarily correlate to what happens at the festival and Emily needs to follow her instincts. In this case I actually think it would be worth riling those people up to have two women on top of the bill.

  7. 14 hours ago, kingbadger said:

    Dua Lipa is only about on the Saturday, imagine that'll be an easy bump up assuming her Other headline booking has rolled over. 

    I hope they do that. Not a huge Dua fan (props to Levitating though, obv) and not into Eilish at all personally. Plus there’s be a lot of foot stamping and hissyfitting on some parts of the Internet. But two female headliners really sends a positive statement and they’re both worthy of the slot.

  8. 14 hours ago, Matt42 said:

    It’s not quite over for Kendrick yet. One thing I noticed is the Governors Ball in June is still Tba. I checked the Reddit for rumours and a lot of people are suggesting Kendrick for that as he isn’t at Coachella. The rationale being that when Coachella loses a headliner it tries to raid headliners from its competition (Lollapalooza, firefly etc).

    Lots of people predicting Kendrick for Gov Ball, Lolla, and Austin City Limits. May explain why he isn’t doing his EU tour because after glasto he’s going straight back to the states.

    Glasto could have Kendrick on a unintentional European exclusive when he is doing a US festival tour from June-October 

    Oh I’m still optimistic he’s playing and I’m not saying he *is* ruled out. Billie/Kendrick/Macca is a great set of headliners.  It’s just if he isn’t doing it then there’s no obvious replacement is there, certainly not judging by the debate on here.

  9. If Kendrick has backed out/moved to 2023 it’s wide open in terms of a replacement isn’t it?

    Im still convinced McCartney will do it but possibly Sunday. But that leaves Saturday night wide open with not that many obvious options from people’s tour dates.

  10. 1 hour ago, dentalplan said:

    Stevie Van Zandt tweeted that the Springsteen tour ‘can’t have been cancelled because it was never announced’ (iirc), confirming rumours that the tour had been pushed back to 2023.

    Bugger. Cheers.

  11. 3 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

    I think Florence headlining again is just efestivals running away with a naff option, like when we debate ourselves into holes that Glastonbury’s best options are either Foals or Biffy Clyro. 

    One thing Macca has is that Emily seems to be very close with his family at the moment. Mary McCartney and the others are pretty vocal of their friendship on instagram. It’s not much but Macca could be lining up Glastonbury and nothing else. Especially if he is UK based and isn’t too sure about touring internationally.

    Agree. Macca some where not doing anything else doesn’t mean much. He just does what he feels like. I still think he’s in but maybe on the Sunday with someone more contemporary on the Saturday.

  12. 1 hour ago, Miyn said:

    What was Emily's post? Was it just the happy new year and news coming soon post, or was there something more?

    I missed this as well 🤷‍♂️ 

  13. 1 hour ago, dentalplan said:

    I was doing, but Little Stevie’s tweet has sent shockwaves. If Springsteen had a tour plotted and they’ve moved it a year because of how things look now, they certainly aren’t going to be the only ones. And we were of course waiting on artists who didn’t have tour dates in the diary yet.

    January is a crucial month for summer fests and big touring acts making a stop/go decision. We’ll see how it pans out.

    I think Glastonbury being in a position where they can get legit names to step in at fairly short notice - and even make huge occasions out of someone stepping up to the gig - then we’re alright even if no more massive touring acts are added to the pool.

    What did Stevie say?

  14. Favourite venues:-

    Nottingham Rock City (hard to argue with those saying it’s the best. It’s just got *it* right, whatever it is).

    Glasgow Barrowlands

    Glasgow King Tuts

    Glasgow Academy is a good space though the drinks choices are a bit shit.

    Manchester Apollo

  15. 7 hours ago, fraybentos1 said:

    Self aware how?

    KoL are still huge and shift tickets, they’re headliner status still imo and they’d be strange to take a sub slot.

    Not saying they’ll headline this year but wouldn’t be shocked to see them do it again.

    Hey, I like them, I bought Glasgow tickets yesterday morning. Just think they’d be a slightly underwhelming Glastonbury headliner these days, even if I suspect they will get another crack at it some day. Subbing someone mega huge like a Macca or Elton, or headlining the Other against pop on the Pyramid wouldn’t be a bad gig for them. 

  16. 15 hours ago, Clarence Clemons said:

    I see they're touring around Glastonbury next year.

    Anyone think they're potential headliners?

    Can’t see it unless they’re a last minute replacement. Are they self aware enough to headline Other or sub the Pyramid?

    Don't take this as any kind of useful source but back in 2019 a friend of a friend of a friend who worked at the time for DF Concerts (who put on TRNSMT) told me KOL’s 2020 tour dates were worked around opening the Pyramid as a special guest. Take that with the hugest piece of salt imaginable as there’s not really any reason they should know that but this is the home of baseless speculation, right?

  17. 2 hours ago, thewayiam said:

    Muse thinned as well last time. I actually got out the Muse crowd easier than the Metallica crowd.

    Muse was odd. Where I was (left hand side of the stage nearly level with the screen, in line with the mixing desk) it was deserted at the start, filled up about 10 minutes in then thinned out about 40 minutes later. I left at that point with quite a lot of others.

    But as others have said it’s very common for the size of these headliner crowds to ebb and change.

  18. 1 hour ago, FloorFiller said:

    I’ve been checking this out for a while now and there are some people who I’d really like to show it to… except I know they’d just continue to have the exact same opinions as these people before they caught the virus. Unfortunately most of these people are too far gone now and would rather risk getting incredibly ill and/or dying than suck it up and admit they should probably get the vaccine. 

    It definitely seems to be a serious problem in the States and it’s fascinating how it traces back to the instinctive anti-Government feeling many of them carry. Not that we’re immune, I have a mate who’s had his first jab but now won’t have his second. Does he think the Micro Chips get injected into his blood on the second one? 

  19. 1 hour ago, DeanoL said:

    It's not censorship as there's no human right to have a stall at the festival and get free tickets for it. They can say what they want to but it's up to the festival if they choose to facilitate that or not. There are 100s of other charities that would appreciate that platform to actually do good rather than bad. The festival don't censor people by choosing to not invite them, and just because you've been there for the past 5, 10 years doesn't automatically given you the right to be invited back.

    If it did I'd still be moaning about how the festival "censored" Pieminister!

    All sorts of crazy theories and ‘medical’ ‘treatments’ have been expounded over the years at Glastonbury, many by people who have also contributed a lot to the festival. But I get it, I’m getting old, things change. Im entirely pro-Vaccine but don’t feel threatened by anti-Vaxxers. However, a lot of the time now we collectively eschew debate in favour of censoring dissenting voices. The world changes, the festival changes, hey ho. 

  20. 6 hours ago, Zacko said:

    I did the same with Radiohead which I still find a bit strange as they're obviously fucking great and I'd wanted to see them for years. However, at the time, the SE Corner just felt RIGHT. Had an absolutely loony night/morning and I wouldn't change a thing in retrospect.

    Yeah sometimes you have to go with your instincts. They’re often right. I did it on the Sunday in 2019, I’d decided on Janelle Monae but when it became clear I’d be on my own I changed last minute and went to The Cure. That turned out to be a life changer.

  21. On 7/1/2021 at 4:30 PM, Zacko said:

    They've got to be the worst backing band of any of the major artists. I can only assume he's picked them because they manage to make the Smiths songs sound awful. That would be a very Morrissey thing wouldn't it?

    It absolutely would. I never previously thought it might be deliberate but it actually makes perfect sense.

  22. That was the first time ever I actually did the ‘going to the SE Corner early’ thing. Stormzy looked like a great set and I was dead pleased he pulled it off but no regrets here, had a fantastic night.

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