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  1. Yeah, I was jokingly commenting on the similarity between Albarn and The Smile. As in Albarn was in Blur, and is making depressing music as a solo project. As well as Thom and Jonny being in Radiohead and also making depressing music as a solo project. But to be fair, Radiohead were never really upbeat. I wonder if Gorillaz would ever get booked to headline, they seem the right sort of size and Albarn seems to have a good relationship with the festival. Also not many places for them to play in the UK, played Boardmasters last year, and are playing APE this year. I don't think they're likely to be at Glastonbury for the foreseeable future, they won't be given a headline spot, and probably don't want to take an Other headline slot.
  2. Quoting so people over here can see what's going on. Discussion was happening on this thread: This is the tweet people are talking about, apparently it's the same wording on the email as well: All Points East usually bloody love an exclusive, and try and bill acts as such when they are. They've listed Nick Cave and Tame Impala as UK exclusives this year, so the wording is a little odd. Yeah, due to the addition of Alfie Templeman on the Friday, we've got 8 acts that day and 7 acts the other two on the Obelisk. Shed Seven are billed as a "Special Guests" slot on the Saturday, so will probably be given a longer set time. But Sunday wouldn't be ruled out, although they'd look really out of place. If they're doing a set, I think it most likely won't be on the Obelisk. Waterfront Stage is a good shout though, although I think his solo stuff is a bit shit, Damon Albarn was really popular last year. Could potentially see them putting an act for the musos on the Waterfront again this year. Albarn was in a big band in the 90's, and is now doing a solo project making depressing music. So if we carry that pattern on, The Smile perfectly fit the bill. Sons of Kemet headlined the BBC Sounds Stage last year on the Sunday, the band that Tom Skinner drums in. Let's hope he had a fantastic time and told Thom and Jonny that they had to come and play this year. I'd absolutely love to see it.
  3. Is there space at Latitude? I've got a ticket so I'd love them to play, but it feels like they've announced the majority of the lineup by now, so I'd be ecstatic but suprised to see them announced. I don't think they'll play Latitude, but if they are, you can bet I'll be down the front.
  4. Nice! I've heard it's one of the best to volunteer at as a steward. It's a great atmosphere and site, and there aren't as many troublemakers compared to somewhere like Reading or Leeds. There's lots of hidden gems on the line-up for me, I wasn't really a fan of it when it came out, but now I've listened to some of the artists lower down on the bill, I think it's pretty great. I'll probably be at Matt Maltese and almost certainly at Little Simz, could also be tempted to see Rina as well. I think it's a great festival for discovering new music, as they book some great new bands, and the stages are quite close together, so if you're not feeling a certain band or artist you can always pop in and see what's going on elsewhere. I discovered loads of new artists last year, and I've got quite a few on my list to catch this year. I've heard a lot of good reviews for Matt Maltese, so him playing on the Sunrise Arena, which has a great feel, will be really special I think. If you've got any questions or queries about Latitude, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer them for you. I don't have any experience with volunteering, but I think I'm fairly knowledgeable about Latitude, or could at least point you in the right direction for an answer.
  5. Discovered Matt Maltese recently. He supported Wolf Alice on their most recent tour, although not in Manchester which I went to. We got Lucia + The Best Boys who were fantastic, but listening to Matt Maltese, it sounds like he might have been just as good. His voice is fantastic, and his piano playing and backing band perfectly support the vocals without taking anything away from them. I've watched a couple of his videos of him playing live, and he sounds just like the record. He's playing on the Sunrise Arena on the Saturday, which I feel is the perfect setting. Some of the songs sound quite emotional and I feel like his set could be something really special. A real highlight will be 'As The World Caves In'. It's captivating, and grabs your attention, and is a real shiver down your spine moment. I imagine the tent will be listening to hear his every note when he plays this one. If people join in and sing the chorus of this one, it could be an incredible moment. I'll almost certainly be there, and it's one of the acts I'm most looking forward to seeing at the moment.
  6. They've updated the poster on the website: https://www.latitudefestival.com/line-up/ There's only a couple of changes: Mickey Callisto only listed once on the BBC Sounds Stage, was twice before. Josie Mann has been removed from The Alcove Katie Harkin has been changed to Harkin As well as Tribes now being listed as Tribe. I'm not sure what this will mean for them. Perhaps it might be Johnny Lloyd performing solo but playing Tribes songs. I'm sure he'd kill it, but it would be great to see the other boys from Tribes on the mainstage. I'm actually really looking forward to them. I heard about them from a poster who's no longer on here, and they're actually quite good. Can't wait to sing We Were Children with all the Tribes fans down the front. Here's a clip of them playing: https://www.instagram.com/p/CXGDjkCgSuQ/ They look really happy to be back playing to people, and I think their set could be a highlight of the weekend.
  7. I'm 17. I first went in 2019 with my dad and sister, so I was 14 and my sister was 11. My dad @Kim Wrong-Unwho's also on here, had been watching Glastonbury on TV for years and wanting to go once we were old enough to enjoy enough of the music. I remember watching some of 2017 on TV, specifically Radiohead and Ed Sheeran. I thought Radiohead were "crap dad music" and that Sheeran was really good. Which is a bit ironic now considering Radiohead are my favourite band of all time. So after 2017, my dad decided that 2019 was the first year we'd try for tickets as 2018 was a fallow, and we'd be two years older, and my sister and I were both getting into music more. We luckily managed to get tickets in the October coach sale of 2018, which we were all ecstatic about. I think I heard about this forum through my dad, who'd seen it was a good place to get info before the line-up dropped. I remember seeing the rumours page, and thinking that it must be fake as there was no way anyone would be able to predict over half the line-up before the festival had said anything. After a bit more digging, I found that it was real, and that it was a culmination of what people had seen or heard on here as well as Neil getting info. I lurked pretty much everyday on here from April to the festival, reading about rumours and line-up placements. The forum and Barbster360's videos did such a good job of getting me excited for the festival, that it was a genuine concern whether it would live up to the hopes and expectations. But it did, and I had the best weekend ever. Highlights included The Cure, The Killers and Foals. As well as the moment I realised it was the best place in the world. Which was during Hobo Jones's cover of One Way Of Life by The Levellers. They'd just thrown out hundreds of kazoos and beach balls out into the crowd, I managed to catch one of the kazoos and still have it on my desk. I realised there's nowhere else on earth that anyone is having an experience like this, and although I was laughing at the stupidity of it, it was actually really special. You can see a snippet of it in Barbster's video, where a familiar hat makes an appearance. We managed to get tickets for 2020 during the last few minutes of the main sale, so we've had our tickets for about two and a half years now. We're travelling down on the Tuesday, from Manchester to Bristol by train. Stopping most of the night in the Premier Inn next to the coach station and then getting a coach at 6am, which should get us in the queue before gates open at 8am, and we'll be trying for Big Ground this year. We went Wicket in 2019, but as we're coming on the Wednesday this year, we want somewhere a bit more central, and Big Ground seems to fit the bill. It's been a long couple of years waiting for Glastonbury, but it's just over a month to go, and I can't wait to be back at the farm in those beautiful fields.
  8. Miyn

    2022 New Music

    Welcome To Hell.
  9. Another small announcement seemingly gone under the radar. Watched William The Conqueror on the Thursday who were alright, they were the first set I saw so it probably didn't take much to impress me but I thought they were good. I don't recognise any of the other names on there. I don't think there's as many eFesters going this year, compared to usual. It feels like there's about five people on here that actually have tickets, which is a shame as I think if you look below the top lines there's some decent stuff to watch. That Alcove line-up is pretty tasty and a run on Friday of: Porridge Radio > KEG > Opus Kink > Rina Sawayama / TV Priest > Courting > Modest Mouse > Melt Yourself Down / Caroline Polachek > Phoebe Bridgers, is honestly fantastic. The other days are a bit weaker in my opinion, but still some great stuff to see, and I can pad them out with a bit of comedy. The food is great, and the atmosphere is really nice as well as a beautiful site. So it's a bit sad that the music line-up has driven away a lot of the regulars. I'm sure everyone who has a ticket, including me, will have a great weekend. I'd love to get this forum a bit more active, as it's not the busiest at the moment. So if you've got a ticket, feel free to pop your head in and say hi and what you're most excited to see, music / comedy or whatever. Interesting that they've put "Plus two top secret surprise performances" on the bottom of the Trailer Park announcement. We got Rick Astley there last year, which still amuses me. I didn't get any signal last year, so didn't hear about it or see it, but I imagine it would have been pretty funny / special if you managed to catch it. It almost certainly won't be anyone I'm interested in, but it's interesting that they've put it on the bill already. Instead of Rick Astley this year, maybe we'll get Mark Owen doing some Take That. I don't think we've got any room for secret sets on the BBC Sounds this year, which is unfortunate. I love that tent and although I don't really listen to them, I really enjoyed The Vaccines secret set last year and it was probably the only time the tent got to full capacity during the whole weekend. So it's a bit disappointing that we're most likely not going to get anything like that this year. They had Liam Gallagher in 2018, but I don't think they got anyone in 2019 either. It's only 73 days to go, so it won't be that long until we're back in Suffolk and in the grounds of Henham Park.
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    Arcade Fire

    This will be the easiest ticket buy of the year for me. They're one of my two all time favourite bands, possibly beat by Radiohead, but I'd probably rather see Arcade Fire live. I've been waiting a while to see them, as I've been into them for a few years. So it will be great to get to see them for the first time.
  11. Miyn

    Arcade Fire

    Manchester clashes with Psych Fest, that's quite unfortunate. I probably can't go and watch Arcade Fire and Black Midi, two of my favourite bands. Not sure whether it will be worth getting a Psych ticket and then going to AF in the evening.
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    Arcade Fire

    I think everyone who is disappointed with the album was probably expecting too much. It's a great record, maybe a 7 or 8/10, but they didn't miss from albums one to four so struggles to compete with them. But I still think it's good, and when they come over to Manchester or Glastonbury, I'll be first in line to see them. They're still making good songs, 20 years after they first started. Which can't be said about a lot of bands who got big in the 2000's. The record's great, they're fantastic, and they should definitely play a secret set at Glastonbury this year. Long live Arcade Fire.
  13. Would do something like this: Friday: Happy Mondays > Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs > Yard Act > Crowded House > Editors > Blossoms > Wet Leg > Wolf Alice > Foals Saturday if Arcade Fire: Nilufer Yanya > Porridge Radio > Dry Cleaning > Arcade Fire > Squid > Noel > Macca Saturday if no Arcade Fire: Nilufer Yanya > Olivia Rodrigo > Black Midi > Squid > Noel > Macca Sunday: Yves Tumor and its band > Rina Sawayama > Diana Ross > Holly Humberstone > Sam Fender > Bicep I'd be tempted to swap Diana Ross with Turnstile and The 1975. I'd make the choice nearer the time. If it was Arcade Fire on Saturday, that would be one of the best line-up days in the history of the festival for me. Whether I bother to catch the end of sets e.g. Wolf Alice, will heavily depend on how hungry I am, how hot it is, how thirsty I am, and if I need to sit down and chill for a bit. It's great having a plan, and I'm usually a big planner when it comes to festival clash finders, but you have to be able to adapt to how your feeling on the day and the conditions you're in. Although saying that, if Arcade Fire are playing, I'm not missing them for the world.
  14. Who are they predicting the Special Guests to be on Saturday and Sunday? Depending on who they are, it would definitely influence who I'd see that weekend.
  15. I think this pretty much confirms it's coming out on the 24th.
  16. Miyn

    2023 Headliners

    Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Taylor Swift An all time best trio. Swap Taylor with Blur if she's not touring, she can videocall in halfway through their set and announce that she's playing 2024 instead.
  17. When does the winner get announced, and are they usually on the John Peel?
  18. I'm seeing English Teacher tommorow afternoon in Sheffield, and they're playing here tonight. It must be quite a tight turnaround. I think they're great and hope to see them on the farm as well.
  19. Miyn

    Arcade Fire

    Just seen that someone flew in from Poland to come to this show, except they didn't have a ticket. That's some level of commitment. They managed to get in.
  20. Miyn

    Arcade Fire

    I saw they've been selling The Lightning at the recent shows. It looks pretty limited, as I think they're just selling them in person, haven't seen them anywhere else. It's a picture disc and looks really great, and the cover is hand stamped with the WE logo. If anyone going is going tonight, and is buying merch and could pick one up for me, if they're selling them, I'd be very grateful and I'd obviously pay the price of the vinyl and however much it costs to deliver + some more for buying it for me. If they're selling vinyl, I presume it'll just be The Lightning, but if they're selling Lookout Kid I'd be interested in that as well. Thanks.
  21. As long as it doesn't clash with the two bands on William's Green, Thursday is fine.
  22. Updated the clashfinder: https://clashfinder.com/m/latitude2022/ If you click on the A-Z of artists on the line-up page, and then click on the artist, you can see which day they're playing. Only on the music names though, it doesn't say for Comedy or anything else. So I've added the Alcove. I have no idea on the placements, but I based it off monthly Spotify listeners, which isn't a great metric but is probably better than alphabetical. I saw this on Twitter, so I've put them as headlining the Alcove on the Saturday. It does seem really odd though, they've only got 761 monthly listeners, while someone else on that day (Briston Maroney) has 2,571,894 listeners. Sometimes the placings on that stage are a little random, but this seems crazy to me. I don't feel like they're going to be this year's Wet Leg (that's going to be Courting), so the tent might be a bit empty for them. I think this announcement is great, some fantastic names and 'caroline' is a great surprise. The eFests Latitude experience definitely goes something like this: Announcement 1: "This line-up is crap, Obelisk headliners are boring and the main stage is really weak." Announcement 2: "It's still not great, but some more decent names, looking better than the first announcement." Announcement 3: "There's actually some great stuff on there if you look below the top few lines, the line-up is coming together." Last Announcement: "Line-up is overall actually really great, and I can fill a whole weekend of music and comedy that I'll enjoy." I'm guilty of falling for it, even though it happens pretty much every year on here. But this announcement feels like a reward for waiting it out, and trusting that they'll book some great names. Obviously, I'm very happy with it, and glad I've got tickets.
  23. Well, well, well. It's been a while since anyone posted here, but we've got some new names. They sent out an email but they haven't tweeted about it yet. Alcove actually looks pretty class this year, I imagine I'll be in there a lot of the weekend, so you'll know where to find me. Intrigued that one of my favourite bands at the moment, 'caroline', are down to play the Theatre Arena. I wonder how that will work, I don't think I went in there last year. They've sometimes played sort of in the round, where they play in the middle of the crowd with everyone standing around them. I'm guessing it might be something like that. I'll try and post an image later, I'm on mobile right now. Here's the lineup page so you can see for yourself: https://www.latitudefestival.com/line-up/ They've posted just the new names on twitter, but you'll have to go to the website for the updated poster at the moment.
  24. Very interested in this, some great bands added. Interested in a lot on here, and Black Midi alone pretty much justifies the ticket price for me. I'll probably buy a ticket.
  25. Looks good, I'd go something like this: Friday: Wet Leg > Crowded House > Olivia Rodrigo > Black Midi > Confidence Man > Arlo Parks > Phoebe Bridgers Saturday: Sampa the Great > Squid > JARV IS > Arcade Fire > Noel Gallagher > Macca Sunday: Rina Sawayama > Yves Tumor > Diana Ross > Sam Fender > Lorde > Bicep If Arcade Fire play something like 4th on Park I'd be tempted to camp there from the start. A little off-topic, but does anyone know how the stage openings work? If I recall correctly, they tape off entrance the stages at the end of each night, and then take it down in the morning. Do they do this at a set-time, or is it fairly random but just some time before the first act comes on? Thanks.
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