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14 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

I trust the culture.

You just selected Post Malone to headline.

GAME OVER

Play again? (Y/N)

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57 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

You trust Post Malone to survive the inevitable shoeing the culture will shortly be dealing him?

It should have happened by now. It's probably not happening at all.

I think Glastonbury is just too old fashioned to follow the charts as they are - it'd never be a success. Colour me gammon but I'd rather they try new indie rock headliners despite being unknown to top 40 listeners than book Migos for an hour headline slot, to which two of them show up albeit twenty minutes late.

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Once you gravitate away from flash in the pan flavour of the month sorts there are more substantive, storied pop stars who could do it in their sleep.  Drake's not really my cup of tea, but he feels like a better booking - in terms of popularity and posterity - than bumping up Catfish and the lads.

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It's reductive, sure, but it's difficult to escape the feeling that that's the moment when British rock music - on the whole - became reactionary.

I'm not sure that grunge didn't do something similar to the US.

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9 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

It's reductive, sure, but it's difficult to escape the feeling that that's the moment when British rock music - on the whole - became reactionary.

I'm not sure that grunge didn't do something similar to the US.

Yep, it's misty eyed and romantic for sure, but it feels like something was really lost in the space between the clampdown on rave and Cool Britannia at Downing Street.

As for grunge, Nirvana were good precisely because they were the loudest and most self-loathing howl of anguish against that very impasse. 

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Possibly telling. Freshly minted article on potential festival anthems for the summer. Contains exactly one non pop or rap track and has a jab at Noel G the Gammon Gatekeeper.

SZA, Brockhampton and Sigrid: 2018’s festival anthems

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/13/2018-festival-anthems

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5 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Possibly telling. Freshly minted article on potential festival anthems for the summer. Contains exactly one non pop or rap track and has a jab at Noel G the Gammon Gatekeeper.

SZA, Brockhampton and Sigrid: 2018’s festival anthems

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/13/2018-festival-anthems

That Brockhampton track is a chooooooon and a half isn't it.

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6 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

I trust the culture. If guitar rock has generally disappeared up a Brexity post-Oasis cul de sac and the biggest acts in the world are international popmeisters and other gammon infuriators then so be it. 

That said, we're only just starting to see the ramifications of the streaming era on the way that people consume music, so lord only knows what the landscape's going to look like in a few years.

Guitar acts will come back in to fashion at some point. They always do.

I think those who are saying Green Day aren't big enough to headline are frankly deluded.

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Yup. There's bound to be some amazing rock'n'roll bands along at some point. But what that's got to do with Green Day I've got no idea.

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Nailed it.....

Peter Gabriel for legends slot 😁

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Godawful fat fingersfhghhddg

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10 hours ago, battleborn said:

Would Alestorm be big enough to healine other?

 

If they aren't then they should be.  By that stage of the day I could happily just watch them perform 'Drink' for an hour and half solid.

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1 hour ago, John the Moth said:

Nailed it.....

Peter Gabriel for legends slot 😁

you'd regret it. :P

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2 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

you'd regret it. :P

I could just add it to an ever growing list of things I regret at Glastonbury :D

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45 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

you'd regret it. :P

Only if I were sober enough to remember.  Most of Glastonbury does not fit that bill 🤣

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12 hours ago, battleborn said:

Would Alestorm be big enough to healine other?

 

definitely.

 

If by Other, you mean the Earache stage.

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