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    All Points East Festival 2019

    We had VIP for some of the days last year. Generally speaking, I'd say it's not worth the extra dosh. It gets you into an area behind the main stage where there's a bar, some nicer toilets (although actually longer queues than the main ones) and a seating area. Might be worth it for you for the seating area as seats are limited on site (I can only remember a few benches etc by the food vans in the main area).
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    First poster game - pick 20

    The Cure The Killers Wu Tang Clan The Chemical Brothers Hot Chip The Streets Orbital Sheryl Crow Tame Impala George Ezra Idles Vampire Weekend Interpol Maribou State Liam Gallagher Sharon Van Etten The Good, The Bad & The Queen Lewis Capaldi Years & Years Sigrid
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Nice! Would love to see him get a chance on one of the bigger stages this time!
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    2019 Stage Predictions

    Agreed. Their WH set was half full if that. They were barely selling out academies on their last tour. They'd be a great Park headliner - it'll be busy but no need for an upgrade.
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    2019 New Music

    Saw LEG 3 times last year - brilliant every time and in my top 5 albums of 2018.
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    2019 New Music

    Obsessed with her and this. She was incredible at Reading last year.
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Keen to hear what Beans is like with his new band - report back! Art Brut & Neneh Cherry for me this weekend.
  8. Well, we never leave anything valuable when we're not in there. And we got back to the tent at about 5-6am so this activity isn't just confined to the darkness, unfortunately. Lockups are the answer!
  9. Sadly, I'm one of these people. I've always slept with anything valuable in my sleeping bag and am generally a very light sleeper anyway. In 2017, however, we'd obviously had a very heavy one on the Thursday night and I'd decided to use earplugs. Friday morning woke up to the tent open and wallet had been taken from the sleeping bag while I was in it. Girlfriend's purse taken from inside her pillowcase. Stupidly had far too much cash between us and also all debit/credit cards taken. I never leave anything valuable in the tent when I'm not in it but, lesson learnt, always use the lockups.
  10. I always travel very light. We've taken the coach for the past few years but, even before then, it just makes the walk to the campsite easier. I don't want to waste time going back and forth so just take what I can carry comfortably. Tent Sleeping Bag Rucksack with basic clothes/toiletries Pillow Water bottle A few cans for the walk/tent pitch up celebrations Binliners for my rubbish and spares for the neighbours I budget for food and drink there - saves bringing in things that may end up being wasted. I do appreciate that it can be expensive though and so not everybody will be able to do this.
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    I'd agree that it's changed in the last 10 years. For the better, in my view, but I can understand that it would no longer please people who liked the old Q. There's some great long reads in there now.
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    It's actually quite good as well! I always saw it as a bit of an MOR Dad's mag but it's got some great writing in it now and covers a wide range of music.
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    Foals haven't crossed over in the way that your Mumfords and Kasabians have but they've been incredibly consistent album sales-wise and their Reading headline set proved they can pull off headlining a major festival. It just takes a festival like Glastonbury to give them a chance headlining to turn them into an acceptable festival headliner.
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    2019 Headliners

    Similar experience. There were a LOT of people there who were just excited at the idea of seeing him fail so they could be proved right. So many people complaining that he shouldn't be headlining or they don't know his songs and yet they were still there. Very, very odd. I moved around until we found some people who were there for the right reasons.
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    Acts Touring Around Glastonbury 2019

    Surprisingly good song that though tbf.