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  1. Simpo

    BBC Glastonbury

    That was a downright filthy version of Fame just there... And oh my, the SIZE of All The Young Dudes!! And this is mid-set, hahahah
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    BBC Glastonbury

    I like this size of tent. I've seen some great shows in something similar at Leeds Festival in the past. Bit more intimate than the current JP tent, but big enough to feel like an occasion.
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    BBC Glastonbury

    I'm gonna be spending some time up on the hill at the Crows Nest today... I've added the lineup to the clashfinder as well. https://www.twitch.tv/crowsnestradio
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    BBC Glastonbury

    Just sent this to a friend and we're both watching the Foo Fighters set that our extended group were all together for. Lots are on a beer-toilet run when I took the video, but it's funny how you can see the different levels the rest of us are all at, haha. As it happens, this was a reeeeally good spot for us, must have been on a bit of raised ground because we could see really well. Also good for that pre-headliner ambience.
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    BBC Glastonbury

    Bit silly from BBC not including this as context for that Jay-Z intro... Funny looking back on it now. Funny looking back on this whole set now, I was wondering if it would hold up, I reckon it does.. Seems a different world now
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    BBC Glastonbury

    Georgia's full Park set is on iplayer
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    BBC Glastonbury

    Was 2014 not his first year, that made him fall in love with it then?
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    BBC Glastonbury

    I have since cracked open a 5.9% effort, Pepper Spray. I feel nice.
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    BBC Glastonbury

    I've not seen After Hours as much... I didn't clock Neneh Cherry playing in Shangri La last time I saw this! Filmed mostly in 2011, so plenty of mud! And ye olde version of Shangri la too. @Mrzigster, my first drinks for a few months have gone down well, not too much reduced tolerance it seems... cheers!
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    BBC Glastonbury

    I think they're suggesting to watch along now, yes! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01jv7f4/glastonbury-glastonbury-after-hours https://www.twitter.com/julientemple https://www.twitter.com/cineramageddon
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    BBC Glastonbury

    Michael, today: Cineramageddon are 'hosting' a watchalong of Glastonbury After Hours (iplayer) at 00:45!
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    BBC Glastonbury

    I adore the structure of this, cycling between night and day. Immerses you into the festival feeling a bit more It was supposed to be a newer cut though, with more modern music clips: maybe that will get addressed in the Mark Kermode Q&A after.
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    BBC Glastonbury

    Switching to the Julien Temple film on BBC4 now
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    BBC Glastonbury

    30 days from today
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    BBC Glastonbury

    LCD Soundsystem next. Due to circumstances, I did much of 2016 solo. (If it arises that this is a possibility for you, as someone with a few Glastonburys under your belt, try it. It's very much its own experience, powerfully freeing and that.) I ended up chatting with one of the guys who runs the Crows Nest, went up there for Al Doyle's DJ set, hugged him, danced with other Hot Chippers... Saturday night after really losing myself nicely at New Order, I helped someone unstick her foot up the path next to the Park, I got chatting with their whole Glasgow crew, and got adopted for the night, and fed from their large bag of pills. We met back up the next night for LCD, and it's been well documented how special it is. Cracking open my first drink for 3 months now. Cheers.
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    BBC Glastonbury

    Having my first drinks for nearly 3 months later. A load of us gathered here at various levels of drunkenness watching the Julien Temple film at 10pm sounds good to me.
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    BBC Glastonbury

    That's why you always ask nicely! :p I wrote this up more for people who aren't as much a Glastonbury buff as many are on here, but here's my recommendations from the Beeb anyway: *Thursday* Nick Cave - If it's 2013 then there's a... staggering moment that happens during Stagger Lee that is one of those Glastonbury moments. If it's 1998 then it's a welcome older set compared to the more modern selection they have here. They will both be on iplayer Idles 2019 - Set of the festival as far as I can tell from last year, I wish I was there. Tears. LCD Soundsystem 2016 - Best crowd I've ever been a part of, the whole thing builds and builds, as James acknowledges it's Day 5 of the muddiest glastonbury ever, yet everyone finds the last bank of energy inside them to *go for it* All that with one of the best collections of songs of the 21st century. The Cure 2019 - Another I wish I was there for. I was entranced watching this on TV last year. Fat Bob's still got it. "Glastonbury" (2006) - BBC4, 10pm. Fantastic documentary from Julien Temple, which shows better than videos of live sets why it's so special to so many people. Radiohead 1997 - OK Computer has just come out, Glastonbury is on the BBC for the first time, it's a mudbath, and a bunch of weirdos hit the big time. An iconic moment in British music *Friday* Mark Ronson 2015 - Lots of fun, guests aplenty The xx 2017 - Big mistake not being there at the Pyramid myself for this. The slot before the headliners is notoriously tricky, and I think you have to be attuned to the feeling of the festival to pull it off. Playing before Radiohead, this lot create a wonderful symbiosis with the crowd, feeding off each other. It culminates in an impossibly euphoric last 20 minutes or so. Watch that bit if nothing else. Foo Fighters 2017 - Okay, I know. But the atmosphere that night was *big*. The Foos whole mass appeal thing is perfect for making the most of being Pyramid headliners, and I think it comes across even through the camera lens. As Grohl says at one point "Look, it's a naked guy! You know it's a good night when there's a naked guy" (BBC, don't cut the naked guy, cowards) Elbow 2011 - BBC4, 9pm. This is *that* performance. The best Glaston sets are the ones where the band and crowd are on the same level, and Elbow are past masters at that. Just smiles everywhere. Beyonce 2011 - BBC2, 10pm. I think this is a massive moment for the festival, and Beyonce. In so many ways widening the definition of what a Glastonbury headliner can be, and had everyone talking and in love. Jay-Z 2008 - I remember the controversy surrounding Hova's booking being *nuts*! As silly as that was, it made it a big cultural event, and put a lot of eyes on the festival. Note, this was a time when Leeds Festival sold out in seconds, and Glastonbury sold out only the day before the festival.... Best headliner intro ever? It'll be fascinating to look back on this 12 years on. *Saturday* Janelle Monae - While I would adore it to be the 2011 set, as I remember this lil dynamo I'd never heard of making my jaw drop to the floor with her unbelievable showmanship, I reckon it'll be last year's, which is arguably better. But I just wanna see that 2011 show again, damn. Janelle Monae rules. Kano 2017 - I love my hip-hop with a backing band, and this set is a good example. It's also a Sunday night headline set, from the beautiful Park Stage, and it all combines for a punchy performance. Bloc Party 2009 - An underrated band I reckon, here they are headlining the Other Stage 2009 3 albums deep. Excellent live too, looking forward to watching this one. Oasis 1994 - Cool that they've got this one from Channel 4, who hosted the first 2 years of TV coverage. As they've no album out at this point, they're on the NME (now Other) Stage early afternoon. But it's still Oasis, all the ingredients of their imminent stardom is there. And a rare glimpse of 90s Glaston on this list. Florence + the Machine 2016 - Florence Welch lives and breathes Glastonbury, so this opportunity falling in to her lap was perfect. Full flow Flo is quite a thing. Toots and the Maytals 2010 - BBC4, 7.30pm. If you go to Glaston and don't experience reggae at some point during your stay, you've probably done it wrong. Chemical Brothers 2000 - BBC4, 10.20pm. Chems have become the house band in many ways, and here they are headlining the Pyramid at the last festival before the superfence went up, and anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 jumped the fence. Mad. Followed by other highlights from that festival's BBC coverage. *Sunday* Bon Iver 2009 - I've not seen all of this set, but what I have is what made Bon Iver click for me. Michael Kiwanuka 2019 - Have you heard the material he's been putting out lately?? Get to know. Nile Rodgers & Chic 2017 - BBC4, 8pm. Not the sheer adoration fest of his victory lap headlining West Holts from a few years before, but here Nile slays the Pyramid with ease, and gets everyone blubbing with his nice stories. David Bowie 2000 - BBC2, 9.30pm. Bowie's rare run-through of his greatest hits is broadcast in full for the first time ever. Say no more. *Monday* Lionel Richie 2015 - "OH MY GOD! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!" It's great when the artists get flummoxed by the sheer power of the Glastonbury audience. This was a joy to be at. Rich tea biscuits flying everywhere. Christine + the Queens 2019 - This is art. Arctic Monkeys 2013 - Alex Turner, boy no more, debuts new music and his new greasy persona, much to the chagrin of some folk. A bit divisive this one, I love it. PJ Harvey 2004 - Never seen this one, looking forward to it. The early 2000s was a bit of a lull for the festival, relatively, as lineups were dull and the license being forced out of Eavis's hands and into Melvin Benn's sanitised the whole thing somewhat. Be interesting to see if that's reflected in the feeling of this performance. Amy Winehouse 2007 - This is one of those shows that catapulted the artist to new heights. Supreme. Blur 2009 - Everyone who was at this gig prays at the altar of its memory, it tops lists, it creates wistful smiles. That pure connection between band and audience is there for all to see. Magic! --All the above, *and more* will also be watchable on demand. https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evrj6q/artists/by/a-z So other highlights are one of REM's headlining sets, ELO, Patti Smith. But more than any other, please watch JAMIE XX headline the Park Stage. More than most, the this atmosphere, the sheer ecstasy of it all really comes through. I've watched it so many times on ruddy dailymotion of all places, that's how good it is!
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    BBC Glastonbury

    While it's also on demand, I like that they're gonna have this virtual channel to watch, so we can chat about it on here and with friends and whatnot That's when there's Glastonbury stuff on BBC2 and BBC4
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    2020 New Music

    Sampling a guy called Alabaster dePlume, who I remember clambering over people wearing his sax while delivering poetry at the much missed Dog & Partridge in Bolton. His ascent is a bit mad, but good for him.
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    2020 New Music

    RL covering the The Pogues. Just works.
  21. I love how Arcadia's fireworks line up with Lemon Twigs' drum fill from this video I took in 2017: Love bless the Crows Nest and all who sail in her. Back soon enough.
  22. Right you are!!! Excuse me, wine and covid apoplexy. It was the wording of Al;s tweet that made me think this was provisional 2020. Whoops. Errrrrm was anyone at that 2019 Al DJ set? I didn;t have a ticket.
  23. Should be so much bigger. Got any more of those Gavin Hills?
  24. Here's what Crows Nest had in store. If any other stages' lineups get found, let us know EDIT: I GOT IT WRONG LIKE A BIG OAF Still, yous having a good isolation aye?
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