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  1. Don't reckon that's tenuous at all! Sort of thing his PR person gently seeds the interviewer. "Make sure you allude to this...". Whips up intrigue, gets column inches, job done. Killers did it too in 2017 in the direct lead-up to the surprise. I'd say Plant & Krauss have a very strong chance of appearing 3rd/4th-from-top sort of range. That aside for this page: Simply Red look a good shout for early Pyramid and/or Acoustic headliners, Franz could either open the Other or be late afternoon on the same stage, Justice should be back in 2023 when the album is out but I don't see next summer.
  2. That's overall v decent but no chance Idles open the Other, and no chance London Grammar sub it. I'd bump the barking Bristolians up to that Saturday sundown slot. Either way, well played getting a number of acts who have been bandied around — either hopefully or with substance — onto the list. Mdou Moctar, Snow Patrol, First Aid Kit, Måneskin, Mitski, Big Thief, Animal Collective, Berwyn, Kae Tempest, Khruangbin and the Kasabian TBA: all smart shouts. Hope they come off.
  3. I don't! Someone flashed a conceited 'fallacy' signal in the sky and it was necessary to tamp that chat down. Covid worries been resurgent for a few pages to be fair — spikes really do happen any old time, eh. Anyway: 100%
  4. There's a new variant. You might have read about it. If you're going to cherrypick stats, you might as well go for useful ones. Scotland isn't the entirety of the UK, for a start. There was a spike there in early-mid September — not summer to most people, but anyway — but cases in August were 1k per day. Cases in June were 500-800 per day. Average cases per day since October have been 2.5-3k. How about last year, if you want to eliminate vaccines? Single-figure deaths p/w registered in Scotland between July and September. Up to 2, 3, 400 by the winter. Throwing out all research about transmissibility indoors vs outdoors and the way warm weather blatantly influences where people gather because of one spike, in Scotland, over a single fortnight in 2021, seems a bit daft no? Plenty of factors can influence spikes. Seasonal trends paint an actually accurate figure and I'm afraid they're not in your favour.
  5. Almost like there’s been a vaccination campaign since then? Almost…
  6. Nice one @SwedgeAntilles, cheers for doing this. My list is: 1. Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg 2. Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime 3. Dinosaur Jr. – Sweep It Into Space 4. Gaspard Augé – Escapades 5. Chrissy – Physical Release 6. Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Jazz Is Dead 009 (Instrumentals) 7. Xeno & Oaklander – Vi/deo 8. Deafheaven – Infinite Granite 9. Turnstile – Glow On 10. Tirzah – Colourgrade + Narrowly missing out: Squid – Bright Green Field Lone – Always Inside Your Head Snoh Aaelegra – Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies Throttle Elevator Music – Final Floor Cloud Nothings – The Shadow I Remember Dām-FunK – Above The Fray Emma-Jean Thackray – Yellow Sam Gendel – Fresh Bread + plenty of electronic compilations, EPs and reissues I'm sure don't count. Thanks!
  7. Interesting. He's not been in our — given, insular — conversation at all to headline WH. I'd say he's not quite got that draw to finish a day's worth of programming, but I didn't clock the FKA Hammersmith Apollo billing. That's a notch up. Sub or 3rd from top sounds sensible. I did think earlier: perhaps 1pm range on the Pyramid? He's got the chops and crossover appeal to make it work.
  8. Well... that's unambiguous. Great news! Mid-afternoon on West Holts looks a cert.
  9. Yes! Nice one, well remembered — that clears it up. Even a swap of AJ to sub position and Supergrass 3rd or 4th one of the days makes sense. They'll draw a crowd and get people bopping.
  10. Fwiw, we don't know if they were subbing Other. I had it from AJ Tracey's agent that he was either 2nd or 3rd on that Friday. I think Supergrass were perfectly placed either way (especially in an anniversary year given they used to pop up on the Pyramid all the time). But yeah JP headliner looks a good shout now.
  11. (Strengthens my feeling that Supergrass are gonna slide down from the 3rd Other now the surprise/hype of their comeback has waned)
  12. Interesting. Mid-Other, headlining JP or just not there?
  13. Why does Eminem, the largest rapper, not simply eat the others?
  14. Of headlining the Other next year? If they stabilise a bit, sure.
  15. Not being petty, but Beyoncé used Coldplay's show in 2016 to play 'Formation', which had premiered the night before, and launch her Lemonade/HBCU/BLM era. So there's form — ahem — for that sort of thing happening. Kendrick might not attempt quite as brazen a show-steal moment but there's a solid, if not quite likely, chance he lets a snippet of fresh material loose at the biggest televised event of the year.
  16. Yeah, the Super Bowl stint + Day N Vegas + his constant teetering on the edge of new music makes me really not overly worried by Kendrick’s silence. Maybe he wants to do 3 festivals worldwide next year not 30? Fine. Adele had flickering rumours and hints for a while, but until October there was nothing concrete. Now it’s stadium shows, TV specials and the highest selling album of the year with a mere click of the finger. You can keep your cards close and game it to be explosive.
  17. Do(n't) go breaking my heart.
  18. It's possible that Relton was kept as the fest's Plan B while waiting for Kendrick/Macca to reconfirm. They did, so he added a second date in Bristol and moved on. Roll on months and months of predictions that go nowhere for 2023!
  19. I know one of their top 10 albums of the year and am v pleased that record made the cut. Singles list is set to rankle some anti-pop heads but 2021 was a quite a scattered year for consensus so that is what it is. Glad Anz and Parris are represented from the electronic side at least.
  20. Absolute trooper. Well impressed
  21. Just what Matt wrote, untwist your panties.
  22. Ah I do actually expect Paolo Nutini to be high up on the Other, forgot to get him in. Also, the headliners almost look too good atm, there will surely be one dud option. Greta Van Fleet headlining the JP maybe or the Buggman replacing Kendrick or something.
  23. Interesting kernel of goss, never heard that. He was on West Holts in 2010 and 2014, subbing the last time — one mixup doesn't feel like eternal bad blood. Got a UK/EU dates in May and June as well, so I reckon he's a pretty likely WH, JP or Park headliner.
  24. Did a bit of rejigging to your list, @Matt42. No major reconstructive surgery but a few swaps: I have a sneaky feeling Supergrass will be nudged off the Other whereas Kano and Aitch will push up. West Holts always has some kind of legacy headliner, so if we have no Isleys, the Specials could slot in. Charli to close out the JP on Sunday. Don't reckon Dave or Doja will be there due to R+L exclusivity (or price). Friday Pyramid: Billie Eilish // Foals or Royal Blood // Elbow // Robert Plant & Alison Krauss // Megan Thee Stallion // Kacey Musgraves // The Waterboys Other: Queens of the Stone Age // Wolf Alice // Anderson .Paak // Yungblud // Declan McKenna // Sum 41 // Franz Ferdinand (special opener) West Holts: Bicep // Stromae // Tom Misch John Peel: Primal Scream // Supergrass // [some extra padding here] // Tones & I // Soccer Mommy Park: Phoebe Bridgers // Jungle // Snail Mail Saturday Pyramid: Paul McCartney // Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds // Aerosmith (secret set) // Arlo Parks // Simply Red // Imelda May // Herbie Hancock Other: Dua Lipa // Sam Fender // Jorja Smith // Kano // Mabel // Metronomy // Nadine Shah // Skunk Anansie West Holts: Little Simz // TLC // Thundercat John Peel: Idles // St. Vincent // Griff // PinkPantheress Park: Manic Street Preachers // Caribou // The Smile [secret set] Sunday Pyramid: Kendrick Lamar // HAIM // Lorde // Diana Ross // Crowded House // Candi Station // *local band Other: Pet Shop Boys // AJ Tracey // Robyn // Aitch // Blossoms // Fontaines D.C West Holts: The Specials // Burna Boy John Peel: Charli XCX // FKA Twigs // Self Esteem Park: Bonobo // Moderat // The Avalanches
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