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  1. This has made me think of something to put to the forum - if Angel Olsen, the only one of the top six names that EOTR didn't confirm in their postponement announcement, isn't returning for 2021 would you prefer Bright Eyes to be promoted into headliner or someone else to be brought in?
  2. Wait a second. Because of the title people are having two debates at once - "all Christmas songs are bad", which is a (silly, because it encompasses songs in literally every style of music) matter of opinion, and the debate about censoring Fairytale Of New York, which suggests the person being angry about it knows better about the song than the Pogues as previously mentioned, Shane McGowan, who has repeatedly endorsed its editing in recent years, and Kirsty Maccoll, who refused to sing the word live later in her lifetime.
  3. All festivals will be trying to get their 2020 lineups back in full, which is a double-edged sword even without considering how cagey for various reasons non-Brits will be about coming here, because it means nobody who's done anything notable in the last six months or is planning a new album rollout between now and then will potentially get a look-in.
  4. Caribou and Mac Demarco are in Europe in August (the former might be anyway if Dan still lives in London)
  5. Dana Gavanski will be back in the country, she's just been confirmed for Moseley Folk (with Gruff Rhys and Richard Hawley)
  6. Fiona Stewart is quoted in this piece, talking about the likelihood of rapid tests and temperature checks to ensure GM goes ahead: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/04/music-festivals-plan-for-phased-return-in-2021-after-covid-wipeout
  7. It should also be noted that Larmer Tree Festival, which according to Mr eFestivals is now owned by the person who runs EOTR production, have already announced it won't be happening in 2021, presumably to lesson the potential financial contraints on the bigger festival: https://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/18711332.larmer-tree-festival-2021-cancelled/
  8. I'd say Garden Of Streaming was pretty big news... beyond that it's possible that having already committed to nearly all the biggest names from this year's bill they don't want to expand too far on those until they have some idea on how/whether 2021 will happen.
  9. If anyone wants something to commiserate with, or just to help look forward to next year, I had a look for some full sets from some of the top names on the bill - officially shot festival appearances, live fan cams at the front or radio sessions: Pixies, Oyafestival 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is1j071GJm0 Angel Olsen, KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic, December 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP7et0I844w King Krule, Primavera 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Ld98E7nP8 Big Thief, KEXP, October 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oODr-7y3M0 Bright Ey
  10. Where Is My Mind? are doing their music quiz free over Zoom - register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/where-is-my-mind-x-eotr-2020-in-the-garden-of-music-quizzing-tickets-119093651317
  11. Bon Iver just announced August 2021 European dates with a gap on 20th and 21st...
  12. Tempted to start a Clashfinder for these regardless.
  13. Heavy rain and 40-45mph winds predicted for Friday. The weather gods do know it's not happening, right?
  14. My guess would be that as EOTR doesn't have big screens they've had no need to film anything officially - and I wonder if that's why they're not talking about any online replacement activity.
  15. https://www.greenman.net/news/green-man-field-of-streams/ Father John Misty, Eels, Stella Donnelly and Adwaith sets, special Pictish Trail live show, various special stage and theatre productions, a preview screening of a new documentary on Rock Against Racism, Green Man Rising final, digital arts, Green Man Radio takeover and a virtual Green Man burning.
  16. A lot of other festivals have done likewise but I've seen nothing from EOTR yet (has anyone asked them, come to think of it?) I hope so, though I don't know if they'd have a lot of old footage available or have the clout to commission special home-recorded songs.
  17. Nothing says 'festival weather jinx' like the weather pattern continuing when there isn't a festival.
  18. Green Man Rising for 2021 has opened: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfarFJe0SPU9t99Iv38CSV9zAN7LxpfvoExA8CyzOD1TkKWDQ/viewform
  19. The Drive-In Club events have been cancelled mostly citing low ticket sales against increased costs, with lockdowns almost listed as an afterthought: https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2020/07/16/46518/more_drive-in_gigs_hit_the_skids
  20. Beardy Folk: https://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/20/200710a.shtml Though there doesn't seem to be any suggestion of how they're going to ensure social distancing etc. Maybe they're using the pub form of ensuring distancing, ie cross your fingers and hope.
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