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37 minutes ago, danz026 said:

Would it be feasible to attend Reading by commuting from London each day? My mates don't seem to fancy camping

Camping works out miles cheaper than the train tickets and you'll probably miss the last train back anyway .  I went for the day in 2016 RHCP finished their set at 11 which was early - reading normally have a curfew of 12 which bands like foos will play right up to 12 - and the last train was 11.30 and it took like an hour to get out so we had to get a cab.

If you're  coming from London I would recommend get a day ticket for your favourite day or try and convince your mates to camp !

 

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19 minutes ago, gfa said:

not really heard much Weezer or Pixies though to be fair. 

Well what are you waiting for? You've got Youtube and Spotify just a click away. It's time to get educated. 

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3 minutes ago, danz026 said:

Calvin Harris headlined TITP in 2014 and 2016

Yeah and TITP didn’t go ahead in 2017. Wasn’t exactly celebrated.

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1 minute ago, dentalplan said:

Yeah and TITP didn’t go ahead in 2017. Wasn’t exactly celebrated.

 

Didn't it get shut down cos of too many bams ODing on ectos?

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5 minutes ago, SomeoneListeningIn said:

so if they can drag out the AM hype for as long as they can there's no need to book them this year.

Thats true, its unlikely for AM to run out of hype any time soon

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9 minutes ago, danz026 said:

Calvin Harris headlined TITP in 2014 and 2016

I can see how much you want arctic monkeys , but in the next 2 years it is very likely theyre going to play at least one of reading or glasto and have a stadium/arena tour so don't worry you'll have plenty of chances to see them - but it wont be every 2 years at reading .

People waited 5 years for the killers to come back and they went on the longest arena tour I've ever seen, And they played Hyde park, Brixton academy, Glasto secret set, and next year they're playing stadium shows and TRNSMT and IOW festivals. Who's to say that you won't get as many chances to see AM in the next 2 or 3 years? They will only play reading once on this cycle that's the fact of the matter.

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18 minutes ago, danz026 said:

 

Didn't it get shut down cos of too many bams ODing on ectos?

I'd rather OD than watch Calvin Harris twice in three years.

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Since when has there been a rule that "big" headliners can't return with a small gap? The only ones that happened recently are Eminem, Blink and Biffy. Not nearly enough precedent to start creating rules.

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7 minutes ago, Steve1000 said:

Since when has there been a rule that "big" headliners can't return with a small gap? The only ones that happened recently are Eminem, Blink and Biffy. Not nearly enough precedent to start creating rules.

I've no idea where the "big" headliner thing came into it, as far as I can tell Mattymooz started that. Arctic Monkeys returning after 4 years would be fine, the problem is if they don't have a new album out by August they've released nothing since they last played.

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42 minutes ago, danz026 said:

 

Didn't it get shut down cos of too many bams ODing on ectos?

Think it was more likely because it barely sold any tickets..was there in 2016 and everywhere but the slam tent was ridiculously empty.

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17 minutes ago, Gucci Piggy said:

I've no idea where the "big" headliner thing came into it, as far as I can tell Mattymooz started that. Arctic Monkeys returning after 4 years would be fine, the problem is if they don't have a new album out by August they've released nothing since they last played.

Yeah of course 4 years is completely fine, but some guy was trying to convince me that they could do it again in 2 years purely on the basis that Calvin Harris headlined t in the park in 2014 and 2016.

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I reckon Foo's are more likely just off the BBC coverage of them at Glasto shifting tickets.

Arctic Monkey's finishing off a tour in 2020 at R&L, again after headlining Glastonbury & an album that's out for a while. It probably wouldn't make any difference but when they played Reading before their album was realised the crowd moaned & it was boring, I can't remember the year but The Prodigy subbed.

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10 minutes ago, Mouseboy11 said:

Think it was more likely because it barely sold any tickets..was there in 2016 and everywhere but the slam tent was ridiculously empty.

Were you the guy in the Muse t-shirt? 

3 minutes ago, R Shah said:

Yeah of course 4 years is completely fine, but some guy was trying to convince me that they could do it again in 2 years purely on the basis that Calvin Harris headlined t in the park in 2014 and 2016.

Yeah he was also talking bollocks. 

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1 hour ago, bigfish said:

Also I haven't heard much talk about the prodigy, despite them being past headliners of R+L and they look like they have a new album out this year (they've played new songs at gigs recently). Obviously they have reduced in popularity, but does anyone else reckon they'll have a slot? Maybe subbing main or headlining the 'second main stage' if that rumour is true?

+ also Vampire Weekend rumoured to have an album out this year, seems like they are a decent shout.

The Prodigy seem like they would kinda be a perfect fit, but they havent played since 2010(?) when they subbed. If I had to guess, FR wants them to sub, but they don't wanna take anything less than headliner atm (as they definitely have been around at the right time with new material over the past 8 years).

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2 minutes ago, Mattymooz said:

The Prodigy seem like they would kinda be a perfect fit, but they havent played since 2010(?) when they subbed. If I had to guess, FR wants them to sub, but they don't wanna take anything less than headliner atm (as they definitely have been around at the right time with new material over the past 8 years).

The prodigy and stereophonics co headline that would appease them both ;)

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3 minutes ago, R Shah said:

The prodigy and stereophonics co headline that would appease them both ;)

But FR wouldn't want either of them as co-headliners so you got a problem there my man.

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Invaders Must Die was full of festival friendly tunes but I'm not sure the youth would be too bothered by them now.

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33 minutes ago, Gucci Piggy said:

But FR wouldn't want either of them as co-headliners so you got a problem there my man.

Yeah this would be a pretty bad scenario if stereophonics were at TRSNMT And R+L in one year, hence the winking face. 

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2 minutes ago, R Shah said:

Yeah this would be a pretty bad scenario if stereophonics were at TRSNMT And R+L in one year, hence the winking face. 

Well regardless of TRNSMT they wouldn't co-headline R&L even if they were ever to be booked again, which they won't :P

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1 hour ago, Bisque said:

Invaders Must Die was full of festival friendly tunes but I'm not sure the youth would be too bothered by them now.

Really?!? The prodigy are still one of the best live acts around in terms of creating energy from the crowd.

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16 minutes ago, Gizzhead said:

Really?!? The prodigy are still one of the best live acts around in terms of creating energy from the crowd.

Not denying that. But they've recently had Disclosure as a co-headliner & a lot of more relevant acts about I reckon.

Our camp couldn't wait for them the last time they played, IMD was more into our D&B scene, but that's quite a few years ago now. (It was fucking brilliant)

Take Me To The Hospital, Omen & chilling out to Stand Up made for memorable, a very memorable evening before sacking off Arctics for watching a strip show

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4 minutes ago, Properbigfan said:

I think the prodigy subbing Kendrick would be a phenomenal booking which would definitely appeal to a young audience (including myself)

Aye I was predicting that not too long ago and agree it'd work really well. But as has been mentioned by others, it seems to be more than just coincidence that The Prodigy haven't been booked since 2009. Still, there's hope!

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Speaking of these "rules", at least two things I thought were rules were broken in the last two years: Biffy returning after less than 4 years and 2017 being all repeat headliners (interestingly, both of these "rules" were also broken in 2005). With that in mind, do you think they'll ever do a Download 2016 and repeat two headliners from the same year? I'd say if they're going to be having double stages and 6 headliners, it would be difficult not to.

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