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  1. Hooray! It's always a bit of a scare when an area as sacred to Glastonbury lovers as The Glade announces there's gonna be any kind of change. But that's part of what makes the festival continually so good, always the same, always different. Now then, just looking at the map, and the fact it seems the Spike no longer has acts of its own... Is the newly rebuilt Spike Bar actually going to be a balcony viewing area for the new position of Glade's main stage?? because I love the idea of that, and how it could meld with the Glade's atmosphere.
  2. Real Lies - Lad Ash Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia Bob Vylan - ...Presents The Price Of Life
  3. That is Paolo, who asked about potentially getting press accreditation here: (I found him on another festival forum where he's a more regular poster, and he applied)
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    Arcade Fire

    So do we still reckon there's a chance of them coming up north on the weekend, or do busy schedules dictate otherwise? They had to announce this show, with it being streamed etc, so that doesn't rule anything out. Think I'll head to Manc on Sunday anyway, a few heads, including two Doves, spinning vinyl on the roof of Yes from the afternoon.
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    2022 New Music

    That Hot Chip tune is funky fresh.
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    Drug Testing on Entry

    It seems to me that that article completely misunderstands what was actually being discussed. "Front-of-house drug testing" is what some other festivals have, a public-facing tent in which punters can come and make sure what they're holding is safe. Not, as the article kind of insinuates in the first paragraph, a vial of piss to be submitted and analysed before you can get your wristband! Interesting, though, that it is the festival that doesn't want a tent for The LOOP, or whoever, stationed somewhere. I always thought the council would be the ones resisting that.. And also interesting that the festival's security guy thinks front-of-house testing doesn't work as a deterrent/makes things noticeably safer, in his experience.
  7. With talk about how smaller areas could be improved, I really don't think it'll be long until Pyramid mk.4(3? 5?) is built. A bigger one, able to accommodate larger production, larger screens. The current one is close to 25 years old after all.
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    The Avalanches

    With Avalanches' latest album We Will Always Love You being a bit of deeper experience than Wildflower, it seems apt that they've gone back to more of a DJ set live show. And with them playing what I expect to be the sunset slot on the Park Saturday night, it could create a vibe like that of Jamie xx in 2015. However, they can be hit and miss, so it's tempting to have Saturday be the night I hang out with a big group of friends at the Pyramid, and ensure a good spot for Macca. They usually never allow themselves to be filmed, so here's a rare chance to see what we could be in for from Coachella: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWN3p6gtBi4 There's 20 minutes of footage if you go back to 6:52am, so back 6 and a half hours or so to catch it. Looks mint tbh.
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    Arcade Fire

    This has confused me, sorry, has it been released?
  10. ConMan is April For me: Destroyer - Labyrinthitis Bodega - Broken Equipment Yumi Zouma - Present Tense Honourable Mention to Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul - Topical Dancer Four great albums.
  11. Both giving nothing away about 2022, but West Holts and Shangers have updated their sections of the official site. It previously listed their 2019 plans. https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/areas/west-holts/ https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/areas/shangri-la/
  12. After looking into it, even though they have nearly the same name, this Festival Apple Cider might be different to the Festival Apple Still Cider I've had. Would be weird if it had a distinctly un-Brothers taste though, so who knows.
  13. No, Brothers Festival Apple Cider is an existing product, that I enjoy. It is not the same as Malletts cider, which I tried in order to ensure their Glastonbury 2019 competition, (and all I won was this most t shirt) which I didn't enjoy. I had a couple of cartons of the Brothers stuff on the coach down, the last time I was at the festival in 2017. It looked more like a carton of juice than any kind of alcohol, so I know even a strict coach driver wouldn't notice. So yes, this is proper Brothers gorgeous sweet stuff. Edit: I say that. But what I had was their festival apple still cider.. You'd think it'd have the same basic taste thought right?
  14. Kendrick is Sunday. I'm expecting an Avalanches-Gallagher clash. I was looking forward to a nice Saturday evening settled in front of the Pyramid, but Avs are one of my big faves.
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    2022 New Music

    Yumi Zouma, how nice is that?! Saturday or Sunday afternoon on The Park please.
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    Arcade Fire

    I love how The Lightning II gradually gets faster as it goes on. They did the same thing on the best Album 1, Track 1 in music history, Tunnels, which is part of why you get the dopamine rush at the magic parts of the song. Of course, they're known for big tempo changes, like in Wake Up, but this is more subtle. (edit: I don't just mean The Lightning II is faster than The Lightning I either 😄 ) Fun way to really drive home that forward motion feeling the song has.
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    Arcade Fire

    And Sc**thorpe Baths Hall for Everything Now
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    Arcade Fire

    I'm just thinking it's the go-to for bigger artists playing smaller shows over here. Kylie Minogue did it, Snoop Dogg, and to a lesser extent Foals and that kind of band. Although this is becoming the norm for them now, I think they said something like they treat each btw album cycle as if they were just starting out again, playing really small venues, and quickly working themselves up to the big 'uns.
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    Arcade Fire

    Another extremely last minute show, this time New York. If they do London and Manchester, I reckon it would be Gorilla that they'd play up here in Manc... Similar capacity to Bowery Ballroom.
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    Arcade Fire

    Great that it's coming out so soon too. Even if they release more music from the album between now and release, I think I'm going to hold fire and get as much of a fresh listen as I can in May. Would have worked well alongside their ringwalk intro they did on the last tour
  21. Nice, they've made the longlist. 😊 Said longlist: https://glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/etc-2022-longlist-announced-listen-to-the-acts-now/ Tom Mouse Smith, first name there, has been a prodigy doing bits and pieces in the northwest for a while now. Think he's become a bit of a regular at Tim Burgess's coffee shed venue Tim Peaks at Kendal Calling.
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    Arcade Fire

    Yay! It's good! Familiar but different, which is what I like out of my favourite bands. While it's not hook-laden like singles from the last two eras, I immediately warmed to it, and I reckon it'll be their most cohesive sounding record since The Suburbs. Also seems less suited to a visual theme for their live shows, a thing we've come to expect from AF, but you never know what they've got up their sleeves. Just from the sound of this one song, maybe setlists will be lighter on Reflektor and Everything Now stuff. Although they were fantastic at putting all sorts of different songs in their sets last time round, to be fair. Not interested in the debate around size, headliner suitability if I'm honest. I got to see my favourite band headline the Pyramid Stage on the first Friday of my first Glastonbury,everything else is a footnote. I can well see them doing some surprise last minute UK shows again. They went to Blackpool for Reflektor, bloody Sc**thorpe for Everything Now, I'd be well up for one of them, leading to a full tour announcement. The Will situation is a funny one. As they've not said anything, I'm taking it as a sign that they're leaving the door open for him to come on tour, but are ready to go on without him. Maybe that's part of his issue, if he feels limited in what he does in the band. Especially as he's produced a healthy amount of solo music now.
  23. This thread made me think of this tent
  24. I'm been thinking about this with someone in our group.. Instead of telling the first timer to come and do this thing or that thing, after you're set up and ready to go, place them at the front of your crew and say 'let's go'. Stop at the places they want to stop, take an unexpected left turn when they feel like it, etc. Discovery and exploration is such a cool part of a first glastonbury, and I'm thinking doing this will kinda recreate a bit of that feeling for the rest of us too.
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