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7 minutes ago, MetaKate said:

The Lumineers headlined Okechobee 2 yrs ago. They subbed a bunch of fests in north America the year before also (osheaga, bottlerock) . 

They're releasing a new album this year... I dont find it surprising at all that they're headlining bonnaroo, a fest that has phish playing 3 sets. 

Also indie rock is alive and well in north America... just because one specific very Scottish rock band doesn't do well I don't think that speaks to all of America?

Well, bloody hell!

I don't think it really matters about the Scottish band, look at the American Festivals this year, indie rock isn't that resent, it's dying in the UK so I'd expect America to be shot.

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1 hour ago, thewayiam said:

Well to be honest in America they were correct, the difference here is that The Lumineers played lower down lineups in both places and are now suddenly a headliner over there, Kasabian did actually get to headliner level at a major festival here a long time ago.

In fairness as well, indie rock if you like has never really been seen as that big in America. I'm sure they also referred to Biffy Clyro for a while as a shit Foo Fighters until they eventually were still playing that far down over there that it wasn't worth them doing it and there is almost no chance bar Coachella I'd say they been seen as an option to book and Coachella wouldn't try now I doubt.

Lumineers are much bigger over there than over here. I’m going to take the word of our resident Canuck* on this.

*Really hope that word isn’t offensive to Canadians, don’t think it is.

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I repeat: The Lumineers are not headlining Bonnaroo

Phish is playing "Late Night" on the main stage on friday, and doing a normal headlining show (2 sets) Sunday

The lumineers will have wrapped up their set by 7:30PM

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6 hours ago, MetaKate said:

The Lumineers headlined Okechobee 2 yrs ago. They subbed a bunch of fests in north America the year before also (osheaga, bottlerock) . 

They're releasing a new album this year... I dont find it surprising at all that they're headlining bonnaroo, a fest that has phish playing 3 sets. 

Also indie rock is alive and well in north America... just because one specific very Scottish rock band doesn't do well I don't think that speaks to all of America?


Is there a source for this? Can't find anything! 

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5 hours ago, Hugh Jass said:

Lumineers are much bigger over there than over here. I’m going to take the word of our resident Canuck* on this.

*Really hope that word isn’t offensive to Canadians, don’t think it is.

The only thing people call us that offends us is "American" 😂

5 hours ago, FatAmmy said:

I repeat: The Lumineers are not headlining Bonnaroo

Phish is playing "Late Night" on the main stage on friday, and doing a normal headlining show (2 sets) Sunday

The lumineers will have wrapped up their set by 7:30PM

I was going off the fact that the stages go late... last year on the Saturday Bon Iver did 2 DJ sets... one at 10pm and one at 12am, with Eminem headlining from 11-12. I thought it would be a similar set up seeing as Phish's DJ sets are the Sunday. That's just how it looks to me

14 minutes ago, Endors Toi said:

Is there a source for this? Can't find anything! 

They released a single in Dec, and they were apparently working on a new album during the Cleo tour. I read something somewhere but no idea where. 

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Talking of the Lumineers does anybody remember this?

The way the crowd reacted whenever she sang during this song was lovely. Definitely one of those "moments" for me that year.

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I stumbled across this.  I was at a couple of these which myself and the rest of the crowd seemed to disagree somewhat with their conclusions, also am I alone in having a traditional definition of headliner (which some of these clearly weren't)?

https://www.radiox.co.uk/festivals/glastonbury/the-worst-glastonbury-headliners-of-all-time/ 

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21 minutes ago, clarkete said:

I stumbled across this.  I was at a couple of these which myself and the rest of the crowd seemed to disagree somewhat with their conclusions, also am I alone in having a traditional definition of headliner (which some of these clearly weren't)?

https://www.radiox.co.uk/festivals/glastonbury/the-worst-glastonbury-headliners-of-all-time/ 

In fairness Oasis deserve to be top. They were bloody awful! Comfortably the worst headline set I've seen at any festival.

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25 minutes ago, clarkete said:

I stumbled across this.  I was at a couple of these which myself and the rest of the crowd seemed to disagree somewhat with their conclusions, also am I alone in having a traditional definition of headliner (which some of these clearly weren't)?

https://www.radiox.co.uk/festivals/glastonbury/the-worst-glastonbury-headliners-of-all-time/ 

Too many entries on that list are just having a pop at the acts rather than whether their performance was any good.

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42 minutes ago, clarkete said:

I stumbled across this.  I was at a couple of these which myself and the rest of the crowd seemed to disagree somewhat with their conclusions, also am I alone in having a traditional definition of headliner (which some of these clearly weren't)?

https://www.radiox.co.uk/festivals/glastonbury/the-worst-glastonbury-headliners-of-all-time/ 

Skrillex headlining the Other Stage in 2014 was a fucking triumph as far as I'm concerned

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Jesus. Imagine Oasis putting on a shit performance?! And that the amazing Ocean Colour Scene were below Per Shop Boys, with their non-real instruments and decade of pop bangers, on a bill?!

 

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23 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Too many entries on that list are just having a pop at the acts rather than whether their performance was any good.

To be fair, if you asked most of Efests who the worst headliners of recent times are, most of the answers would be nothing to do with performances on the night and everything to do with how naff the acts are e.g. Mumford & Sons, Coldplay

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My description of Skrillex that night was ... shit music .. great lightshow  but my 3 other friends all seemed to enjoy the set 

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1 minute ago, crazyfool1 said:

My description of Skrillex that night was ... shit music .. great lightshow  but my 3 other friends all seemed to enjoy the set 

There was nothing sophisticated about the music or the technical skill in the transitioning of tunes, it was a mix of EDM and dubstep (accompanied by Sonny's screechy shouting) which some would argue is lowest common denominator electronica. It made me dance, the atmosphere was fantastic and the production was good so I thought it was great fun. Everyone around me seemed to agree

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11 minutes ago, The Martini Police said:

To be fair, if you asked most of Efests who the worst headliners of recent times are, most of the answers would be nothing to do with performances on the night and everything to do with how naff the acts are e.g. Mumford & Sons, Coldplay

Mumfords were shite though. I enjoyed Coldplay's sets more than I thought I would (although not enough to make me feel better about missing LCD).

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1 hour ago, Hugh Jass said:

In fairness Oasis deserve to be top. They were bloody awful! Comfortably the worst headline set I've seen at any festival.

Certainly it's what I think of when people refer excitedly on here and elsewhere to whether they could reform and play this year, but I've defo seen worse than that, although in some cases acts I just got bored of and others have raved about here.  (eg. Springsteen and Kanye).

 

 

1 hour ago, Hugh Jass said:

Too many entries on that list are just having a pop at the acts rather than whether their performance was any good.

Yes, agree very much, for example myself and everyone in my vicinity loved that White Stripes set.  Having read since of Meg's anxiety I feel lucky to have seen her before that became too much.

 

 

1 hour ago, Hugh Jass said:

I enjoyed Coldplay's sets more than I thought I would (although not enough to make me feel better about missing LCD).

As I recall, that's very high up on their best performances list, which as @The Martini Police said would not go down well here :D 

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7 hours ago, MetaKate said:

 

I was going off the fact that the stages go late... last year on the Saturday Bon Iver did 2 DJ sets... one at 10pm and one at 12am, with Eminem headlining from 11-12. I thought it would be a similar set up seeing as Phish's DJ sets are the Sunday. That's just how it looks to me

Yeah, Bonnaroo does a lot of unique things with scheduling. In this case, Sunday is excluded from the going late thing because it's the last day of the fest. 

 

Also, just for the record, Phish doesn't do DJ sets...2 sets just means they will play for about 75 minutes, take a break, then come back and play for another 90

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4 hours ago, JoeyT said:

Talking of the Lumineers does anybody remember this?

The way the crowd reacted whenever she sang during this song was lovely. Definitely one of those "moments" for me that year.

She's now left. :(

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16 minutes ago, The Martini Police said:

https://www.nme.com/news/music/stormzy-responds-critics-headlining-glastonbury-2019-2428744

Our Friday night headliner here accusing Coldplay, Beyonce and Radiohead of treating Glastonbury like 'just another day in the office'. 

(Yes I know it's NME but I assume the quotes are verbatim)

They are, but if you see the link therein you'll see he said that for him too.

“But if you are waiting for the Glastonbury headliner to give you the Glastonbury headline caliber performance, then have no fear, calm down, settle: this will be a day in the office."

"You see like how Coldplay or Beyoncé or Radiohead treat Glastonbury? It’s just another show, a day in the office, only it’s the biggest fucking day in the office ever.” 

https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/a25788236/stormzy-elle-2019/

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16 minutes ago, clarkete said:

They are, but if you see the link therein you'll see he said that for him too.

“But if you are waiting for the Glastonbury headliner to give you the Glastonbury headline caliber performance, then have no fear, calm down, settle: this will be a day in the office."

"You see like how Coldplay or Beyoncé or Radiohead treat Glastonbury? It’s just another show, a day in the office, only it’s the biggest fucking day in the office ever.” 

https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/a25788236/stormzy-elle-2019/

Interesting, very good spot. That addition of 'this will be a day in the office' from Stormzy in the Elle article does indeed potentially change the meaning. Is it just me or does that look like a sneaky, intentional removal to change how the comments appear?

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24 minutes ago, clarkete said:

They are, but if you see the link therein you'll see he said that for him too.

“But if you are waiting for the Glastonbury headliner to give you the Glastonbury headline caliber performance, then have no fear, calm down, settle: this will be a day in the office."

"You see like how Coldplay or Beyoncé or Radiohead treat Glastonbury? It’s just another show, a day in the office, only it’s the biggest fucking day in the office ever.” 

https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/a25788236/stormzy-elle-2019/

I wanna work in that office.

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16 hours ago, Hugh Jass said:

Lumineers are much bigger over there than over here. I’m going to take the word of our resident Canuck* on this.

*Really hope that word isn’t offensive to Canadians, don’t think it is.

I saw them support U2 in Chicago and no-one knew who they were. 

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4 hours ago, Hugh Jass said:

Mumfords were shite though. I enjoyed Coldplay's sets more than I thought I would (although not enough to make me feel better about missing LCD).

Of the festivals I was at, M*mford, Red Ed and Kanye seemed to be the shittest from general reaction, but I wouldn't have been near any of em, so instead of forming a reasoned response, I'll just say they were goddamn awful. Of the headline sets I've seen, the XX, Gorillaz and Bjork were the biggest let downs, though I was destroyed tired for Bjork. 

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